How to Bring Distinction to Home Libraries with Aubusson Rugs

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Aubusson rugs and home libraries are a natural fit. The colors and motifs of Aubusson rugs lend themselves perfectly to creating luxuriously cozy environments. Whether your library consists of a few bookshelves and a weathered French leather club chair in a corner or a massive floor-to-ceiling setup complete with rolling ladders, Aubusson rugs can help create the perfect space for soaking up knowledge and relaxing the mind. Read More

How to Design Chic Rooms with Aubusson Rugs and Needlepoint Rugs

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Albert Hadley once said, “Decorating is not about making stage sets, it’s not about making pretty pictures for the magazines; it’s really about creating a quality of life, a beauty that nourishes the soul.” When you set to the task of decorating a room, you want to be able to step back and ponder Hadley’s words. You want the room to be a place that’s inviting and soothing to you on a personal level. Designing a room may seem like a difficult task, but it is becomes easier when you start off with the right rug.   The most important factor in decorating a room is to decide on the rug you want. The whole room will compliment or revolve around this rug, so it is imperative to begin here. Aubusson rugs promise you amazing quality and designs that will get your room started off on the right foot. Let’s take a look at three decorating styles that use Aubusson rugs and are very popular right now. Read More

How Celebrities Decorate and Live with Aubusson Rugs

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Aubusson rugs are popular with interior designers and celebrities around the world. Their unique designs and motifs are instantly recognizable, and they are used in a wide variety of different ways. Some people use Aubusson rugs in the most formal rooms in their homes, while others believe that Aubusson rugs should be like members of the family and also used in the most private spaces of the home. Whether you're dealing with a designer who works primarily within an elegant monochromatic color palette like Darryl Carter, or you're working with someone like Netherlands-born Ghislaine Viñas, a South African-raised New York-based designer who brilliantly mixes bold colors with vintage design, you can find a way to make the most fabulous Aubusson rugs work in the finished design. Read More

How to Design an Alluring Bedroom with Aubusson Rugs

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The pre-history of Aubusson rugs and Savonnerie carpets begins with a royal decree from the French King Henri IV to revive the French luxury arts. The king provided studios and workshops in the galleries of the Louvre Palace itself. The first rugs were made exclusively for the royal palaces. In time the aristocracy found a way to have Aubusson rugs made for their country estates and these were made in the village of Aubusson a three hour journey from Paris. The glamorous history of these handmade flat weave rugs is peppered with political drama to match the intricate curves of the scroll work and natural motifs that adorn these beautiful rugs. Given their history and distinctive looks, it really is no wonder that Aubusson rugs are a favorite of interior designers who use them to bring an air of sophistication and allure to any space, particularly the bedroom. Read More

How to Design Glamorous and Intimate Interiors with Aubusson Rugs

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Fashion Designer Bill Blass famously said “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” Decorating a room is no different, but sometimes we are unsure about our instincts- after all we have not had the affirmations and accolades the late Mr. Blass received in a long and illustrious career. So for most of us a simple method is to start with the rug you like and then place it in the room and see what it does for the room. Take some time and see what ideas come to mind and select furniture and accessories and arrange theme to work with the rug’s design. Read More

How to Design Glamorous Rooms with Aubusson Rugs in Yellow and Gold

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Aubusson Rugs can work within a wide variety of color and design combinations. If you're looking to create a warm and cozy room filled with yellow and gold tones, there are Aubusson rugs that can work with that design scheme. If you're designing a room filled with cool blues and greens intended to relax and cool, there are Aubusson rugs for that.  Read More

4 Ways to Design Elegant and Inviting Rooms with Aubusson Rugs

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Aubusson rugs have a long and intriguing history dating back to the 17th century when tapestry weavers began making Aubusson rugs and tapestries for the castles and palaces of the French nobility. Today, stylish handmade Aubusson rugs are sought after by celebrities and decorators for the atmosphere of sophistication and prestige they bring to a room. Aubusson rugs can make a traditional room feel more elegant and comfortable and they make modern spaces feel warmer and look more sophisticated. Read More

Cool, Hip and Aubusson

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You're an artist. Williamsburg isn't tragically ironic to you: it's been your home for years. Your jeans weren't bought with "paint stains" etched into them; you put them there when you painted on your six-foot canvas last week. Your grandmother gifted you with an Aubusson rug that she's had in her home in Narragansett for years, and guess what? You love it. The problem is, you've perfected your technique of textured acrylic painting to the point where they're actually paying you to teach it at Pratt, but the synapses in your right brain grind to a screeching halt when you think about the likelihood of Aubusson rugs of any kind working in your candle-factory loft. Read More

Add Modern Chic to Traditional Style with Aubusson Rugs

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Aubusson rugs are considered masterpieces, and they are right at home in traditionally designed rooms. Like their Savonnerie rug predecessors, these beautiful floor coverings are the perfect complement to high-end traditional furniture like walnut Chippendale chairs, upholstered Queen Anne chairs, heavy silk or velvet drapery and Austrian crystal chandeliers. Read More