Clients Should Let Us As Decorators Do Our Job – Brian J. McCarthy

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Brian J. McCarthy Brian J. McCarthy, Inc: New York, Southampton, Greenwich, St. Tropez, Gstaad, Monaco AD100 designer Brian J. McCarthy has such an elite clientele, that it is not surprising his website's portfolio is password protected. Brian was a partner at the legendary New York design firm Parish-Hadley before starting his own firm in 1991. Brian is on all the most coveted lists such as Architectural Digest's AD100, Elle Decor’s A-List and New York Spaces Top 50. He has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Veranda, New York Magazine and The New York Times. He has published two books, Luminous Interiors and Parish-Hadley Tree of Life: An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm, which he co-authored with Bunny Williams. The highly respected Franklin Report awarded Brian four stars and quotes clients saying, "Everyone who walks in is blown away by the warmth and details." "Brian is on an intellectual mission to find the beauty in any period." "He strongly encourages you to find your own design viewpoint." Join me as Brian shares with us his opinion on how clients could get better results if they would just let decorators do their job, what it was like to be a partner at Parish-Hadley, trends he's tired of seeing, how decorating is moving back to color and pattern, how he chooses designer rugs and much more... Read More

Veranda’s 6 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in August 2016

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Summer is almost over and the August 2016 issue of Veranda delights us with six rooms that make us wish summer would last a lot longer. In these closing days of August we not only bring you nostalgia for summer, but also inspiration for designing rooms that make it easy to enjoy day-to-day living without compromising comfort or elegance. Amanda Nisbet is especially inspiring because she shows how custom designer rugs can help you bring the relaxing vibes of the sea inside the home. Mark D. Sikes and Nicky Haslam design director, Colette van den Thillart create chic and relaxing havens full of personality. Read More

Mix of Patterns and Metals is Replacing “Whiteout” – Marlaina Teich

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Marlaina Teich Marlaina Teich Designs: Manhattan, Long Island, Hamptons Marlaina Teich is a premier Long Island and Hamptons interior designer with offices in Long Island and Manhattan. Featured in Traditional Home, House Beautiful, California Home Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, and Martha Stewart Living Radio, Marlaina is a graduate of The Metropolitan Institute of Interior Design, and has been invited by designer showhouses across the country from the 2015 Hampton Designer Showhouse to the 2015 Palm Springs Show House at Christopher Kennedy Compound. Join me as Marlaina explains why mixing patterns and metals is replacing the all white look, why she moved from fashion design to interiors, how High Point Market is helping designers collaborate, why she avoids disposable rugs in favor of quality designer rugs and much more... Read More

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

Corey Damen Jenkins Is Over the Beige-Greige-Gray Syndrome

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Corey Damen Jenkins Corey Damen Jenkins & Associates, LLC., Birmingham, MI Since starting his interior design firm in 2009, Corey Damen Jenkins has been a rising star in the industry. Corey has already been featured in Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, Traditional Home, House Beautiful, Dwell, our own designer rug blog, and more. Corey was voted the winner of HGTV's popular hit series Showhouse Showdown, and in 2012 he won “Designer Of The Year” in the Interiors category by FGI-Detroit. Corey has a rich interior design perspective with a unique ability to make deep connections with his clients and exceed their expectations.  Join me as Corey shares with us current trends he avoids, how he incorporates rugs into his designs, his secrets to exceeding his client's expectations, and much more... Read More

Traditional Home’s 10 Summer Rooms with Designer Rugs

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We've sought out 10 summer rooms from Traditional Home that showcase great designer rugs. As you'll see, there are many styles of rugs, colors and patterns that can be successful in any summer retreat. Get inspired by these rooms for the next time you need to design that perfect summer home. Read More

Why I Love to Start with a Designer Rug – Gideon Mendelson

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Gideon Mendelson The Mendelson Group, New York, NY. Since launching Mendelson Group in 2003, Gideon Mendelson has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Luxe Interiors, Modern, and Coastal Living. Mendelson Group offers a broad range of services including interior architecture, construction management, interior design and custom furniture design. A Columbia University architecture graduate, Gideon also has a degree from The New York School of Interior Design. Gideon's early background in the classics and his later education in modernism provides him the ability to work in a wide range of styles. His 2014 Kips Bay Decorator Show House room, The Lady's Lair, won critical acclaim in the press. Gideon's down-to-earth manner is a refreshing break from the image of the decorator as a snooty arbiter of taste. Join me as Gideon expresses surprise at Margaret Russell's sudden departure from Architectural Digest; why he loves starting a room with a designer rug; what it was like to work with Steven Gambrel when both were starting their career; how he responded to a challenging space in his first Kips Bay experience in 2014; why he avoids Viscose rugs; and much more... Read More

Best of May-June 2015 Veranda: 7 Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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If there is a common theme running through the 7 best rooms with decorative rugs in the May-June 2015 Veranda it is the artful mix of traditional and contemporary and calming blues paired with white, beige, silver and grey. These 7 rooms will start you dreaming of peaceful days by the sea. The Malibu getaway by Martyn Lawrence Bullard and the Destin, Florida retreat by Susan Lovelace are truly outstanding. Read More

Architectural Digest June 2015: 8 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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The June 2015 Architectural Digest’s 8 best interiors with decorative rugs provide insights into how Giorgio Armani decorated with colorful flat-weave oriental rugs to promote relaxation in his recently updated Saint-Tropez country house and how AD100 Designer Douglas Durkin brought a refreshing elegance to a famous 1920’s Beaux-Arts style house with custom decorative rugs. Read More

Elle Decor: 5 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs in September 2014

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The September 2014 Elle Decor's 5 best rooms with decorative rugs have two things in common- a love of pattern and color. Yet, these 5 rooms cover a wide spectrum ranging from the boldness of Brazilian decorator Sig Bergamin's Paris apartment to Steven Gambrel's soft colored modern interpretations of historical patterns.  Read More