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

Floral Rugs That Allow Change of Looks And Colors Are Winners

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"What people tend to forget is, that tastes change and time has a way of transforming how we feel... Styles trend in and out like fashion, and lets face it, we can simply grow bored with our surroundings". Bill Barr, Interior Designer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Read More

Contemporary Wool Rugs| California Glamor meets Italian Fashion

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Eric Guenther is a sought after California interior designer who has mastered the art of blending youthful California glamor with a European sensibility worthy of London's World of Interiors. I escaped Boston's 90 degree humidity this week to interview Eric at his fabulous Whim Interiors in San Juan Capistrano, CA where it is a dry 75 degrees all through July and August. Read More

Traditional European Carpets and Damask Rugs, 6 Decorating Tips

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For the Sea Island Company in Georgia Lisa Torbett Interiors created a space that showcases traditional European carpets in various unique applications.  From floor to ceiling, these rugs capture one's attention.  Such original design work led us to ask Lisa Torbett and Dee Simmons for tips on decorating with traditional European rugs and carpets.                    Lisa and Dee selected one very large rug for the main room in the club. The major pieces of furniture sit comfortably on the rug and expand the feeling of space. The choice of cream for the walls provides a restful backdrop for the colorful fabrics, rug and pillows as well as for the wood floor and ceiling. Lisa and Dee worked painstakingly to perfect the custom coloring of this very large handmade Morena carpet  inspired by a sixteenth century Spanish rug influenced by Renaissance damasks. Read More

Contemporary and Traditional Wool Rugs, Decorating Tips by Bill Barr

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Interior Designer Bill Barr writes a stylish blog on Interior Design and has a deep understanding of decorating with both contemporary wool rugs and traditional wool rugs. I invited Bill to share his advice on decorating with rugs. Read More

Geometric Decorative Rugs Set Trend in Mary McDonald’s Kips Bay 2011

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I visited the 2011 Kips Bay Decorator Show House last Sunday as I do each year, to forecast fashion trends in the best quality decorative rugs. I was most impressed by Mary McDonald's entrance hall. It is one of the two trend setting rooms in the entire show house, the other being Celerie Kemble's Lady's Library, featured in yesterdays post. Read More

Top 5 Questions People Have About the Best Rugs for a Room, Part 1

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Part 1 of 2  Read More