Mona Berman Modernizes Tradition with Orange Rugs and Red Rugs

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The next issue of Traditional Home Magazine will feature the work of Mona Ross Berman  named one of the '10 New Trad Designers' of 2012. I was so impressed by Mona Ross Berman's unexpected, colorful and modern twist on traditional decorating with orange rugs and red rugs that I decided to focus today's post entirely on Mona's refreshing approach. Read More

16 Elegant and Fashionable Rooms with Orange Rugs and Coral Rugs

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Last month I predicted that Orange Rugs and Coral Rugs will soon become highly fashionable because these colors were a hot new trend in women's fashion for Spring-Summer 2012 on the January and February runway shows in Milan, Paris and New York. When I made that prediction, I had no idea that just a month after appearing on fashion runways these colors would be dominating the offerings at home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel. I discovered the speed at which trends are jumping from women fashion to home furnishing last Saturday while taling a casual walk through Boston's upscale Chestnut Hill Mall. Poorly designed orange rugs and coral rugs have been rushed to market to catch the hot new trend 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

How To Use Colorful Contemporary Wool Rugs As Neutrals

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"Everyone that walks in here has said 'My goodness I would never have thought of a rug in this color, but it is so beautiful'!  I always say "Any color can be your neutral if you trust putting other colors with it...it doesn’t have to be beige to be neutral" Eric Guenther, Chief Designer, Whim, San Juan Capistrano CA. Read More