9 Top Decorators Show How to Decorate with Best Rugs in Brown

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Years ago, working with neutral rugs meant working with infinite variations of white, beige and taupe rugs. All of this has changed, now leading interior designers are adding vibrant color to make a room "pop" . The best brown rugs have become the favorite neutral rugs. Today we will learn from 9 top designers what accent colors go best with brown rugs and how to use brown rugs in living rooms, family rooms, library and bedrooms. A reliable guide is to think of the colors found in nature alongside brown. Read More

Geometric Decorative Rugs Set Trend in Mary McDonald’s Kips Bay 2011

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I visited the 2011 Kips Bay Decorator Show House last Sunday as I do each year, to forecast fashion trends in the best quality decorative rugs. I was most impressed by Mary McDonald's entrance hall. It is one of the two trend setting rooms in the entire show house, the other being Celerie Kemble's Lady's Library, featured in yesterdays post. Read More

Contemporary Wool Rugs Inspired by 2000 year old Roman Stone Art

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A few years ago I was struck by the beauty of a 2000 year old Roman stone street. The stones had irregular shapes, rounded corners and were fitted together to form an organic pattern akin to crocodile skin. In a flash I saw the possibility of creating a great contemporary wool rug with irregular silk lines . Read More