Veranda’s 7 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in May 2017

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The seven best rooms with designer rugs in the May 2017 Veranda feature the stunning blue and white compositions of Cathy Kincaid in a 1930's Spanish Colonial in Dallas, an upper-east side apartment enlivened by Nick Olsen's unexpected colors, Frank de Biasi's renewal of a 1917 shingled white colonial on Long Island's North Shore and the yellow and gold living room of Jan Showers' updated Dallas townhouse. Read More

Pinterest Top 30 Sunrooms, Outdoor Living, Porches and Loggias

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It is nearing the end of April and it is still cold and rainy in Boston. But I have already started dreaming of sunny days ahead and long walks along the beach. This post follows up on the top 40 beach houses and will hopefully inspire you to design the perfect environment for enjoying this most precious time of the year. Read More

House Beautiful’s 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in May 2017

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House Beautiful's 5 best rooms with designer rugs in May is an ode to vivid color and nature starting with Celerie Kemble and Lindsey Herod's brightly fashionable design in Houston to Michael Maher's colorful New Jersey home to designer Wendy Owen's magical outdoor lounge in Sonoma, California made of rough stone, weathered wood and lit by chandeliers made from beehives. Read More

Elle Decor’s 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in May 2017

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Elle Decor's 5 best rooms with designer rugs in May include an elegant and warm apartment overlooking New York's Grammercy Park designed by Bennett Leifer, an alumnus of Robert A. M. Stern, Juan Pablo Molyneux and Scott Snyder, as well as fashion designer Erin Beatty's colorful West Village duplex designed by Lara Apponyi and Michael Woodcock.   Read More

17 Gorgeous Interiors with Gold Rugs and Yellow Rugs

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If you are looking for the perfect gold rug or yellow rug look for rug that also have small amounts of cool colors such as blue, green or purple as this will make it much easier to create a stylish room. Not only will the rug go with more fabrics, but the room will look chic and inviting as illustrated by today's 15 gorgeous interiors and tips for decorating with gold rugs and yellow rugs Read More

Vogue’s 15 Top Celebrity Interiors with Decorative Rugs

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Vogue's 15 best celebrity interiors with decorative rugs stand out for two reasons - they are designed by fashion designers instead of interior designers and they are photographed by fashion photographers, instead of interior photographers. This unusual combination of talents has imbued these rooms and their images with an alluring edginess.  Read More

Jayne Wrightsman, Jackie Kennedy and Savonnerie Carpets at the Met

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While doing research for setting up production of Savonnerie carpets in China in the 1990's I spent a considerable amount of time in the French Galleries of The Metropolitan Museum, New York and specially in their Wrightsman Galleries for French Decorative Arts. I remember being amazed at the time by the extensive and lavishly decorated rooms that showed how Savonnerie rugs related to all the other objects in the room such as the Sèvres porcelain, paneled boiseriere and silk brocades in an 18th-century French château. I remember wondering who the Wrightsman's were to have made such generous donations to the Met. It is only recently that I stumbled on a Vanity Fair article by Francesca Stanfill that I learnt the fascinating rags-to-riches story of Jayne Wrightsman and how she rose to the pinnacle of New York society from the humblest beginnings. Wrightsman not only became one of the greatest benefactors of the Metropolitan Museum of Art but she also quietly mentored Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis behind the scenes during the 1961-63 restoration of the White House and let Jackie take all the credit for the superb rejuvination of the interiors of the White House. Read More

Elle Decor’s 6 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in March 2017

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Elle Decor's 6 best rooms with designer rugs in March include a light filled Greenwich Village penthouse inspired by Robert Kime fabrics, a color saturated Madrid apartment where ancient and modern art sit side by side, a San Francisco art dealers apartment fashioned out of a converted warehouse by designer Stephan Jones and a landmarked Italianate townhouse in the West Village transformed into light-filled exquisiteness by Dutch designer Piet Boon. Read More

Veranda’s 7 Top Traditional Rooms with Designer Rugs in 2017

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"All houses should be arranged for the pleasure of the owner and nobody else," says Hutton Wilkinson in Veranda, "we all have a personal palette." In the 1970's the teenage Wilkinson began his apprenticeship with the legendary Tony Duquette widely acknowledged as the master of "more is more". Today Wilkinson presides over Tony Duquette Studios in Beverly Hills and follows his mentor's decorating philosophy in a 100 acre hilltop retreat in Malibu, California. The 7 best traditional rooms with designer rugs are a homage to "more is more" and includes Wilkinson and Laurie Steichen who has evoked an incredibly authentic 18th-century Italian palazzo on a hilltop in Vista, California. Read More