Traditional Home, September 2017: 7 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

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The September 2017 Traditional Home is the magazine's best issue in a very long time. It features a Manhattan apartment by Ellie Cullman and Alyssa Urban, a Buckhead, Atlanta home by Suzanne Kasler, the New York apartment of designer Thomas Burak and noted fabric designer Michael Devine where they create magic with pattern, texture and color and finally and entire Minnesota lake house designed by famed Chicago kitchen designer Mick De Giulio. As usual our focus is on how designer rugs added sophistication to the living rooms, family room, dining room and bedroom in this post. Here are the 7 best interiors from the September 2017 Traditional Home. Read More

12 Fabulous Sun Rooms and Outdoor Spaces with Decorative Rugs

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When a sunroom or outdoor space is designed thoughtfully you can enjoy the beauty of nature all year round without compromising comfort or luxury. One of the secrets is a well chosen decorative rug. “It’s such a great luxury to have one of these spaces” Boston interior designer Michael Carter told New England Home, “It really becomes a favorite spot in the house for people.” Read More

Architectural Digest November 2015: 6 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

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It is hard to imagine how an unattractive space can be utterly transformed until you have seen these before and after photos of the 6 best rooms with designer rugs in the November 2015 Architectural Digest. These gorgeous spaces are a testament to the vision of designers Elissa Cullman, Victoria Hagan and Shawn Henderson working in collaboration with architects John B. Murray, Stephen Lee and Peter Pennoyer, respectively.  Read More

12 Chic Tablescapes & Dining Rooms Enriched by Decorative Rugs

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A decorative rug covers one of the largest surfaces in a dining room and has a big influence on how other objects look in the room. The dining rooms below show how to enrich the look of your tablescapes by coordinating them with the decorative rug. Read More

How to Decorate in Downton Abbey Style with Needlepoint Rugs

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Question: What do these 11 famous designers have in common: Chanel, Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Badgley Mischka, Dries van Noten, Peter Soren, Doo-Ri Chung and Burberry?   Read More

15 Chic Decorative Rugs from Stylish Colorado Mountain Interiors

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The 15 chic Colorado mountain interiors with decorative rugs avoid the clichés of antlers and Navajo rugs. Instead they offer a range of styles ranging from Atelier AM's mid-century modern to David Easton's sophisticated continental flair and Samuel Botero's English Club in the west. I hope you will enjoy the best of the interiors that have appeared over the years in Architectural Digest. 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

Learn to Decorate with Needlepoint Rugs from 4 Legendary Decorators

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Today we are going to learn from Mario Buatta, Elissa Cullman, David Easton and Bunny Williams, each a legendary interior designer who tops any list of interior design greats. There are no better teachers from whom to learn the alchemical art of decorating with the best needlepoint rugs. Read More

Elissa Cullman’s Top Glamor Decorating Tip: Start with the Best Rugs

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“People always ask us how do we begin every project - and I am going to give you an idea that will make this really easy – always, always begin with the living room carpet. If you think about it, the living room carpet is the largest object in the home and that is going to set up the logic and the palette for the rest of your home…” Elissa Cullman  in an AD video interview. Ellisa, always on the AD100 list is the go-to designer for Oprah Winfrey and Candice Bergen, to name just two from her celebrity client list. Read More