Jeannie Balsam’s Clean Modern Tradition with Contemporary Wool Rugs

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Jeannie Balsam was selected from among Chicago's leading interior designers to be showcased in the Merchandise Mart's DreamHOME. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, the 2007 and 2010 Winnetka Woman's Club Housewalks, and the 2009 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens. Today we learn how Jeannie updates Traditional design by mixing contemporary wool rugs with traditional furniture and patterned fabrics in an elegant sunny residence in Winnetka, Illinois. Read More

Unexpected Design Choices Make Traditional Wool Rugs Contemporary

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"Take a risk from time to time, re-imagine a classic with a twist, mix old and new to create a beautiful room that you'll want to live in"  Bill Barr, Interior Designer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Read More

3 Schemes For Blue Oushak Rugs Mix Safe And Daring Styles

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"When selecting a design scheme for a client I like to mix and match styles... a  traditional fabric with a more modern graphic print... something unexpected, something clients would not have thought of. Read More

How to Bring Color to Rooms with Contemporary-Traditional Wool Rugs

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"If you are struggling with what kind of a color combination to use in a room and what to blend with it—find a fabric that has a pattern and one of the colors in the fabric should be the main color in the rug.This fabric will then give you your whole color game plan". Eric Guenther, Chief Designer, Whim Home, San Juan Capistrano, CA Read More

Mixing Patterned Rugs, Needlepoint Rugs, Fabrics | 6 Decorating Tips

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Interior Designer Eric Guenther, founder of Whim Designs, southern California is a master of mixing patterned rugs, needlepoint rugs and patterned fabrics. In a video interview during my visit to Whim Design, Eric answers the questions his clients ask about mixing patterned rugs and fabrics and creating beautiful interiors. Read More