How to Bring Young Vibe to Traditional Decor with Damask Rugs: 4 Tips

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Damask rugs make it easy to design rooms with young energy. How to produce young energy in a room is the subject of two famous quotes by Christina Murphy and Miles Redd, both highly acclaimed young interior designers. House Beautiful Magazine's Top 100 interior designer Christina Murphy believes "Punches of color keep a room feeling youthful and engaging," and AD 100 interior designer Miles Redd advises, “Juxtaposition: high/ low; shiny/matte; refined/crude; grand/humble; modern/ancient. It is the essence of chic.” Damask rugs make it easy to implement the wisdom in these quotes. W we will learn how to ccomplish this by studying four stunning interiors. 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

How the 10 New Trad Designers Decorate with Decorator Rugs

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An exciting new development at the 2012 Design Blogger Conference I attended  last month in Los Angeles, was the announcement by Traditional Home Magazine that they had recognized the extensive reach, knowledge and influence of interior design bloggers by reaching out to them to "nominate designers whose evolved traditional aesthetic represents that of a New Trad. After pouring through hundreds of amazing submissions, we are pleased to announce both our 10 New Trads and the bloggers who nominated them" wrote Traditional Home. Several of the bloggers who had nominated the "10 New Trad Designers" were present at the Design Bloggers Conference and received resounding applause. Read More

16 Chic Interiors: How to Decorate with Orange Rugs and Coral Rugs

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Updated August, 2016. Orange, Coral and Tangerine have recently been hits on the fashion runways in Paris, Milan and London and we even see celebrities appearing in orange. So you might think that orange is a new fashion color. But just look at the rooms from the 1960's and 70's by legendary decorators Billy Baldwin and David Hicks and you will see that orange rugs, coral rugs, terracotta rugs, tangerine walls, and citrus colored fabrics were just as fashionable in the 60's and 70's as they are today with decorators such as Jamie Drake, Mary McDonald, Katie Ridder and David Easton... The 16 stylish interiors in this post show us how to decorate with orange rugs and with the many mellower shades of orange. Read More