At this time of year, when our decorative energies are focused on quick options to provide festive backdrops for memories with families and friends, it’s worth considering how to turn that seasonal chore into a longer-term solution for a detail-rich interior space. Today, we’ll look at four breathtaking rooms where Aubusson rugs set the stage for all seasons. The exuberant patterns and colors of Aubusson rugs were created for 18th and 19th French nobility who took the entertainment of family and guests seriously. Today's leading decorators have adapted these glorious rugs for modern life styles where they are used to bring a certain flair and glamour to a room. Aubusson rugs provide a unique atmosphere for Holiday entertaining. Read More
If you’re looking for ideas for designing rooms that look chic and also feel warm and welcoming, then you will find today's six rooms by top interior decorators highly instructive. As you view the images, look for the following five keys techniques the designers used to create these stunning rooms: 1. Juxtaposing rough materials with elegant objects; 2. Mixing objects of different styles, materials and textures 3. Using both cool and warm colors; 4. How the Oushak rug was used to pull together all the different styles and colors in the room and finally 5. How open plan rooms were made to look organized by defining different spaces with rugs. Read More
If you are looking for ways to design an interior that not only looks good, but also makes you feel happier to be there, then the five rooms in today's post will appeal to you. Each of these rooms has a distinct personality and great style, but what stands out in each case is that they make you want to live in them. In each case the designer has used an Aubusson rug to bring sophistication and a feeling of comfort. Read More
The holidays are all about geometric patterns. From the playful bulbs and berries to the pointed triangle of the traditional Christmas tree and the wondrous symmetry of the menorah. This festive geometry can be echoed in the choices we make when decorating for the Holidays. Geometric rugs are one of the most powerful tools for providing subtle interior queues to visitors for all your annual celebrations. Today we’ll look at four interiors where geometric rugs provide exquisite jumping off points for decorating during the Holidays. Read More
The holiday season only comes once a year (terrible news - or great news - depending on who you ask), and the warmth of the holidays comes from homey, rich touches that add a vibrant, cozy energy- Holly and mistletoe, bright ornaments, red wool sweaters and shiny bows. Red is a shade that perfectly captures the holiday season and red rugs are a great way to make your guests feel special and spread the holiday cheer all year round as you will see in these four stylish rooms.
Winter weather is upon us, and if you, like me live in the northern part of the country, you're already anticipating the return of spring. But if you are lucky enough to be in Florida, California or Arizona, you're probably asking, "What's winter weather?" Read More
According to the authoritative Mayo Clinic, "The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests- stress and depression. And it's no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands- parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few". The Mayo Clinic's 10 Tips to prevent holiday stress and depression includes this advice: "Make some time for yourself. Spending just 15 minutes alone, without distractions, may refresh you enough to handle everything you need to do". Finding a space in your home that makes you feel relaxed and where you can get away from it all is very important to have at any time of the year, but never more so than during the holidays. Each of us has different preferences for places that feel restful and replenishing. Some like the cozy privacy that only a bedroom can provide while others may find it more relaxing to be among family in a traditional dining room. Rugs are an important factor in creating a feeling of security and calm in any room. Oushak rugs are particularly effective because their luxurious texture, soft colors and ancient patterns are excellent at creating both calmness and elegance in a room as the four rooms below demonstrate.
When it comes to mid-century modern interior design, there are a few colors that can make as big a difference as orange. Orange rugs and orange fabrics can add zip and warmth to the spare angular lines of mid-century modern furniture. Even in soft shades, orange does not act like a pastel, but has an inherent funkiness and edge. The six rooms below show how you can create very different looks by pairing orange rugs with such colors as aqua, yellow, blue, beige, charcoal and silver. Each pairing of orange with another color produces a different atmosphere and feeling tone. These rooms will help you come up with ideas for designing your own fabulous interior by mixing mid-century modern and orange rugs with different styles and colors. Read More
Red is a color that makes guests feel warmly welcomed and it is most effective at doing this during the cold winter months and especially during the holiday season. I am not even thinking of holiday decorations in which red plays a prominent part. But any amount of red feels warm and welcoming at this time of the year. So today we are going to look at four rooms that will make your guests feel welcomed and each of these rooms has a red rug or a rug with red accent colors. Read More
If you’re looking for a way to bring warmth and texture to a contemporary room design, a stylish damask rug can instantly do the job and also add sense of history and a rich texture. The patterns of these beautiful rugs go back to centuries old damask fabrics from Damascus, Byzantium, Italy, Spain and France. The best damask rugs are hand made in a cut and loop weave that will bring a sense of richness to any room they grace. The seven rooms by top interior designers show how they use damask rugs to add warmth and charm to contemporary rooms. Read More