Best of May-June 2014 Veranda: 14 Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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 Updated January 25, 2015 with new images of Veranda's three most admired living rooms on Pinterest. The May-June 2014 issue of Veranda contains so many gorgeous rooms with decorative rugs, this blog post became one of the most popular of 2014. Read More

14 Chic Hamptons, Nantucket Blue and White Interiors with Blue Rugs

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A common mistake when designing blue and white rooms in the Hamptons, Nantucket or any other seaside location is to use just blue and white. Confining the color palette to just blue and white can produce a cold and unwelcoming atmosphere. Interior designers have long known that cool colors such as blue and green need to be balanced by warm colors such as beige, yellow, brown, pink etc. The warm colors can be used as accents or in larger areas such as on walls or as accents in blue rugs. The 14 gorgeous rooms by top interior designers show several different ways you can design blue and white rooms that are not only elegant but are also warm and inviting. Read More

10 Chic Martha’s Vineyard Blue and White Interiors with Blue Rugs

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When I began looking for the 10 best Martha's Vineyard interiors to illustrate how top designers use blue rugs to elevate the chic factor in a seaside space, I was surprised at how difficult it was to find them. After the first three gorgeous rooms by Victoria Hagan, I had to look in new places to find the remaining. As it turned out, this was a good thing as it led me to discovering two new interior designers who have done great work on Martha's Vineyard. They are Gil Walsh and Gauthier-Stacy. I hope you will enjoy the variety and the fresh perspective they bring. Read More

Martha’s Vineyard Seaside:14 Chic Interiors with Decorative Rugs

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When we hear the words Martha's Vineyard we imagine picturesque New England sea captains' houses, white picket fences, solitary lighthouses atop green hills, pristine beaches and rolling farmland. In recent years Martha's Vineyard has also become associated with vacationing Clintons and Obamas as well as the elite from all over North America. Read More

15 Fabulous Interiors: How to Decorate with Green Rugs and Green

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Green is the color of nature and we are surrounded by greenery. The 15 inspiring interiors in todays post and the 12 Stunning Interiors with Green Rugs in an earlier post show how leading interior designers decorate with green rugs and green accents. Together these 27 rooms show you how to: Read More