14 Chic Hamptons, Nantucket Blue and White Interiors with Blue Rugs

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A common mistake when designing blue and white rooms in the Hamptons, Nantucket or any other seaside location is to use just blue and white. Confining the color palette to just blue and white can produce a cold and unwelcoming atmosphere. Interior designers have long known that cool colors such as blue and green need to be balanced by warm colors such as beige, yellow, brown, pink etc. The warm colors can be used as accents or in larger areas such as on walls or as accents in blue rugs. The 14 gorgeous rooms by top interior designers show several different ways you can design blue and white rooms that are not only elegant but are also warm and inviting. Read More

12 Chic Rooms: Bunny Williams Refines an Estate with Decorative Rugs

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If you are about to decorate a home you can benefit from learning how Bunny Williams decorated an entire house in Virginia. Bunny told House Beautiful she begins a design project by asking clients, "How do you want to live in a house? That's the most important thing to know before you buy or build." "Do you cook? Entertain? Are you going to maintain it yourself?" Read More

Pinterest 18 Most Gorgeous Dining Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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If you are looking for ideas on how to design stylish and welcoming dining rooms, Pinterest offers a wealth of images, but depending on your taste, you may find the search quite time consuming. So I have selected 18 of the most gorgeous traditional dining rooms on Pinterest. These rooms show how to unify the entire design scheme by selecting a decorative rug that can pull together all the elements in the room.   Read More

Add Style and Warmth to Rooms: 6 Chic Interiors with Oushak Rugs

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If you’re looking for ideas for designing rooms that look chic and also feel warm and welcoming, then you will find today's six rooms by top interior decorators highly instructive. As you view the images, look for the following five keys techniques the designers used to create these stunning rooms: 1. Juxtaposing rough materials with elegant objects; 2. Mixing objects of different styles, materials and textures 3. Using both cool and warm colors; 4. How the Oushak rug was used to pull together all the different styles and colors in the room and finally 5. How open plan rooms were made to look organized by defining different spaces with rugs. Read More

Oushak Rugs Enrich 4 Stunning Interiors

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Oushak rugs combine subtle, modern colors with centuries old patterns that originated in Oushak, Turkey in the 17th century. The best Oushak rugs have luscious colors and lustrous wool that will grow in beauty with use. When selecting Oushak rugs look for rugs with luxurious pile and avoid those that have very a low pile which is the result of excessive chemical treatments and distressing. You can choose rugs that have soft shades of cream, blues and golds or you can find rugs with vibrant coral and red tones. Oushak rugs will enhance both modern and traditional interiors as they themselves are a combination of modern colors and antique patterns. Here are 4 interiors in different styles that show the many looks you can create with Oushak rugs. Read More

Green Rugs Bring Chic Style and Soothing Calm to 3 Interiors

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Green is a color that is often associated with rebirth, nature, and growth.  In some cultures, green is also used in the home to signify wealth and prosperity.  Using green rugs in an interior is an excellent way to build a room around these themes and infuse the regenerative, calming qualities of nature.

Oushak Rugs Help 3 Homeowners Express Their Unique Style

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We feel most comfortable when the design of our home reflects the way we actually live. We can even say that a stylish home is one that reflects our personality. Vogue Magazine's famous editor Anna Wintour advises, “Create your own style…let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” Read More

Oushak Rugs Enrich 4 Stunning Interiors

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The hallmark of a good rug is that makes the room look more attractive as a whole without drawing attention to the rug. The right rug will pull together all the different objects in the room so they become part of a unified look.  Such is the case when the Oushak rugs. Whether you tastes runs to the traditional or to the contemporary, there is an Oushak rug that will enhance your desired decorating style. This is because Oushak rugs are themselves a combination of the  ancient and the modern- their patterns go back centuries but their colors look modern. This combination of the traditional and the modern means that Oushak rugs can pull together objects of many different styles and give the room a unified look. More than any other type of rug Oushak rugs can bring a touch of luxury without making the room look ostentatious. Their subtlety and simplicity remind us of Coco Chanel’s advice, “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” Read More

Green Rugs Add Glamour to Dining Rooms: 5 Chic Styles

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They say ignorance is bliss, but interior designer Charlotte Moss says ignorance does not work when you are starting an interior design project. Her advice is to “Do your homework. Inform yourself on a daily basis. Study magazines. Go to museums. Attend lectures. Ignorance isn’t bliss.” If you follow Moss’s excellent advice, you will find that green rugs can work beautifully to enhance your dining room, no matter which decorating style you are working in. Read More

Create Daring, Luxurious Interiors with Gold Oushak Rugs

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Sir Cecil Beaton wore many hats in his life- celebrity photographer, painter, fashion designer and interior decorator. He once advised, “Be daring. Be different. Be impractical. Be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safer’s, the creatures of the commonplace, and the slaves of the ordinary.” Read More