Pinterest Top 30 Sunrooms, Outdoor Living, Porches and Loggias

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It is nearing the end of April and it is still cold and rainy in Boston. But I have already started dreaming of sunny days ahead and long walks along the beach. This post follows up on the top 40 beach houses and will hopefully inspire you to design the perfect environment for enjoying this most precious time of the year. Read More

House Beautiful’s 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in May 2017

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House Beautiful's 5 best rooms with designer rugs in May is an ode to vivid color and nature starting with Celerie Kemble and Lindsey Herod's brightly fashionable design in Houston to Michael Maher's colorful New Jersey home to designer Wendy Owen's magical outdoor lounge in Sonoma, California made of rough stone, weathered wood and lit by chandeliers made from beehives. Read More

House Beautiful: 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in September

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The September 2016 House Beautiful treats us with five rooms that display an incredible mix of colors, patterns and designer rugs. Each room has its own unique style, levels of saturation, degrees of layering and beautiful designer rugs. Enjoy these inspiring interiors designed by Celerie Kemble, Mark D. Sikes, Mona Hajj with a special treat at the end from Suellen Gregory. Read More

Hamptons Designer Showhouse: 7 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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If you are looking for ideas for designing sophisticated and relaxing seaside interiors with decorative rugs, you will find plenty of great inspiration in the 2013 Hamptons Designer Showhouse just published in the August 2014 issue of Traditional Home. Here are my picks for the 7 best rooms. Read More

Blue Rugs Add Personality to 4 Gorgeous Interiors

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Adding personal touches to a room makes it more inviting and memorable. Traditional interiors, with their classic architecture and antique flair, can benefit from modern, unique touches that give them a distinctive personality. You can create an individual look in many ways such as juxtaposing unexpected combination of styles and using contrasting colors to create pop and bring a fresh energy to the room.  Blue rugs come in a variety of hues and many different styles. These rugs are oftern used by interior designers to add verve and excitement to traditional rooms and give them a distinctive personality. The four gorgeous interiors in today's post are a feast for the eyes and hopefully will spark new ideas for decorating with blue rugs. Read More

Damask Rugs Adorn 4 Stunning Interiors

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The beauty of a damask rug derives from an interplay between color, pattern and texture. Some of the most beautiful and flexible damask rugs have tonal colorations and wonderful cut and loop textures that accentuate the similar by subtly different shades. Rarely silk is used to highlight the pattern, but usually the rugs are made of lustrous wool. Recently damask rugs have also been made in highly contrasting colors. The four interiors show how top designers decorate with four very different damask rugs. You will see that damask rugs are a beautiful way to add texture, contrast and chic style to an interior. Read More

How to Decorate in Patriotic Red, White and Blue with Blue Rugs

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You can almost hear the spirited drum cadence, see the flags unfurling (even though they’re nowhere in sight) and feel the stirring emotion of a room bedecked in red, white and blue. Of course an exquisite blue rug is a must to ground the scene, while flashes of white and red splashed around the space brighten and inspire. According to designer Christina Murphy, “Punches of color keep a room feeling youthful and engaging.” Murphy’s quote comes to life as you browse my blue rug images today. Each example engages the spirit of Americana with an unexpected youthful excitement in old world furnishings. Read More

17 Chic Rooms: How to Decorate with Geometric Rugs, Decorative Rugs

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The 17 interiors below are not only exceptionall beauiful, they will help you visualize the 7 tips for decorating with geometric rugs. Read More

The Best 11 Decorator Rugs for Dining Rooms in Lonny Magazine

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The online Lonny Magazine is a great source of inspiration for interior designers. Last month's post Lonny Magazine's 10 Best Living Rooms with Decorator Rugs was so popular, I am following up with the best 11 decorator rugs for dining rooms from Lonny Magazine. I hope you enjoy this visual feast. Read More