Decorating With Black Rugs: Faux Pas, or Très Bien?

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Here's the thing: decorating with black rugs is not a fantasy dreamed up by some color and design-challenged person who doesn't know an Aubusson rug from an Oushak rug. Your first thought about a black rug may put you in mind of a massive black hole in the center of a room that sucks everything into it. Black rugs can change bland rooms into gorgeous havens and plain spaces into exciting ones. Depending on the type of black rug you choose, decorating with black rugs may very well be the answer to any lingering and frustrating design dilemmas. 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