Best of May-June 2016 Veranda: 5 Rooms with Contemporary Rugs

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The five best rooms with contemporary rugs in the May-June 2016 Veranda magazine include Madeline Stuart's update of a 1930's Art Deco house belonging to a Hollywood power couple, Dennis & Leen owner of Richard Hallberg's Andalusian style house in Montecito, California and designer Quinn Pofahl's Hamptons house. Read More

Architectural Digest November 2015: 6 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

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It is hard to imagine how an unattractive space can be utterly transformed until you have seen these before and after photos of the 6 best rooms with designer rugs in the November 2015 Architectural Digest. These gorgeous spaces are a testament to the vision of designers Elissa Cullman, Victoria Hagan and Shawn Henderson working in collaboration with architects John B. Murray, Stephen Lee and Peter Pennoyer, respectively.  Read More

How to Create Drama with Beige Decorative Rugs-14 Chic Interiors

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If you think beige rugs are boring, these interiors will excite your imagination and reveal new possibilities. The interior designers featured here deploy a wide range of artistry to create drama with beige rugs. Read More

How to Decorate with Black, White, Grey Rugs- 7 Dazzling Interiors

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Today we study how AD 100 interior designer Juan Montoya  creates dazzlingly luxurious interiors with a sophisticated Art Deco aesthetic. Montoya heightens drama by placing black and white rugs on black laquered floors and creating patterns by placing white rugs on black floors. In images 3 and 4 Montoya incorporates geometric elements from Mesoamerican architecture in a fresh and imaginative way, improving on the classic Art Deco rugs by Ivan Da Silva-Bruhns. Read More

7 Grey and Black Art Deco Rugs Star in New Kelly Wearstler Interiors

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Updated August, 2016 with 6 new photos. I am always surprised when a design idea suddenly appears in my thoughts, seemingly out of nowhere. Over the years I have learned to stop doubting this phenomenon, because, so often, weeks or months later the idea has shown up on a fashion runway or in a design magazine. This happened recently with Art Deco rugs. Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I got quite carried away and posted four blog posts within two weeks, ignoring the inner voice that asked "Isn’t this too much Art Deco at one time"? Links to the four Art Deco blogs are at the end of this post. Read More