Best of September-October 2014 Veranda: 5 Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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The September-October 2014 issue of Veranda has five gorgeous rooms that offer valuable insights on how to create the feeling tone and look you desire. The key lies in the thoughtful pairing of fabrics, furniture and decorative rugs and paying attention to scale, color palettes, textures, design styles and materials. I have summarized the insights in the caption under each room image. Read More

Oushak Rugs, Modern Art and Antiques Enrich 5 Stunning Interiors

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Handmade Oushak rugs have long been heralded as works of art in their own right. Oushak rugs express ancient patterns in modern colors. Interior designers use Oushak rugs to give modern interiors a feeling of history, sophistication and warmth. When used in traditional interiors, Oushak rugs bring a modern vibe because of their soft tonal colors. Today, we’re going to look at how you can pair these beautifully colored rugs with modern art or antiques to create unique and highly stylish interiors. Read More

How to Give Traditional Rooms a Young Vibe with Pastel Oushak Rugs

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Leading interior designers are using soft colored Oushak rugs to give rooms decorated with traditional furniture and antique a youthful vibe.  Pastel Oushak rugs bring a contemporary energy to a room even though the patterns of Oushak rugs go back hundreds of years. To understand why soft colored Oushak rugs have become so desirable, read this quote by AD100 interior decorator Miles Redd which was published in a blog post last week: “Juxtaposition: high/ low; shiny/matte; refined/crude; grand/humble; modern/ancient. It is the essence of chic.” The best pastel Oushak rugs are an artful combination of modern and antique elements- their soft, tonal colors are modern, while their patterns are antique.  Such Oushak rugs are, to  borrow Redd's phrase, "the essence of chic". These Oushak rugs can perform multiple functions- they make modern rooms feel warm and sophisticated and they give traditional rooms a modern and youthful vibe. The antique patterns of Oushak rugs resonate with antique furniture, but their modern colorations give them a contemporary look. The best way to learn how to decorate with pastel Oushak rug and antiques is to carefully study interiors by great interior designers. We will learn from five beautiful interiors with Oushak rugs. Read More