How to Pick the Best Rugs for Adjacent and Adjoining Rooms

Image for How to Pick the Best Rugs for Adjacent and Adjoining Rooms

Imagine you are leading guests on a tour of your home. As you walk from one room to the next do you see a consistent design aesthetic or do some rooms jump out because they have not yet been updated? If after this tour you decide to freshen the neglected rooms, where would you start? Many decorators start with the rug as it makes it easier to find complementary fabrics, paint colors and accessories. However, choosing a rug raises such questions as- how well matched do rugs in adjoining rooms have to be? Should you even try to match area rugs in adjoining rooms or should they all be different? Are there rules for how to coordinate different area rugs? how do you put oriental rugs in adjoining rooms? how to pick complementing designer rugs for one room? and how to have area rugs in adjoining living and dining rooms? I asked Jackie Ostrander, a highly sought after rug consultant to interior designers in Greenwich, Connecticut, Palm Beach and Naples, Florida to help me answer these questions.  Read More

Mixing Patterned Rugs, Needlepoint Rugs, Fabrics | 6 Decorating Tips

Image for Mixing Patterned Rugs, Needlepoint Rugs, Fabrics | 6 Decorating Tips

Interior Designer Eric Guenther, founder of Whim Designs, southern California is a master of mixing patterned rugs, needlepoint rugs and patterned fabrics. In a video interview during my visit to Whim Design, Eric answers the questions his clients ask about mixing patterned rugs and fabrics and creating beautiful interiors. Read More