We Are Due for the Next Interior Design Trend – Christina Murphy

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Christina Murphy  Christina Murphy Interiors: New York, Palm Beach, Miami, Bahamas Christina Murphy describes herself as a contemporary traditionalist. She not only creates amazing spaces for her loyal following of fashionable clients, but has an uncanny ability to help them visualize design schemes at the start of a project. A graduate of Georgetown University, The American Institute for Foreign Study in Italy and The New York School of Interior Design, Christina started her career in 1999 working with Celerie Kemble in the beginning years of Kemble Interiors's new New York office. In 2006 she launched Christina Murphy Interiors, and since then her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful (who named her among "America's Top 100 Designers"), Traditional Home, The New York Times and ABC's The View. Join me as Christina predicts the start of a new interior design trend, why organic furnishings are here to stay, what's inspiring about working in New York, why she rarely visits New York's Design buildings, how to brighten a dark room, when to use color and when to use a monochromatic palette and much more... Read More

How to Design Young and Alluring Interiors with Oushak Rugs: 4 Tips

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Modern Oushak rugs are an artful combination of ancient patterns and modern colorations. These Oushak rugs will add depth to modern interiors and or they can be use to give a modern look to traditional rooms. If you find bright colors intimidating, then you will find softly colored Oushak rugs very easy to work with. If you love vibrant colors, then too you can find Oushak rugs that make it easy to introduce color in a unified and calming way. Modern Oushak rugs come in a wide range of colors and you can pick the perfect Oushak rug to bring in just the right amount of color that you desire. But before we go any further I would like to remind you of a wise saying by House Beautiful Magazine's Top 100 Designer, Christina Murphy, "Punches of color keep a room feeling youthful and engaging." Murphy could have been speaking about modern Oushak rugs as they are help you introduce punches of color and make a room feel youthful and engaging. We will learn four different ways to decorate with Oushak rugs that allow you to introduce either vibrant or very soft colors into a room. Read More

6 Ways to Bring Chic Color and Young Energy to Rooms with Oushak Rugs

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If you're envisioning bursts of beautiful accent colors to bring young energy and chic glamor into your space, soft and subtle Oushak rugs may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But you will be surprised how interior designers are using fine Oushak rugs to create chic and colorful living rooms and bedrooms, as evidenced by the 5 gorgeous interiors in today's post. The best Oushak rugs have another big advantage- they will be in style long after current design trends have faded. Interior designers are using the subtle colors in fine Oushak rugs to create equally subtle rooms. They are also using Oushak rugs to soften rooms that are hard, formal, or dark. And sometimes there is a beautiful color woven into Oushak rugs and this color is drawn upon to choose eye catching accent pieces that bring color and energy to the room. Oushak rugs are an excellent choice when you are looking to introduce color into a room and also desire the longevity and versatility of a timeless rug. But how can subtly colored Oushak rugs bring bright colors to a room?  Read More