Make a Statement with Geometric Rugs: 8 Chic Rooms Show How

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It’s easy to dismiss geometric rugs as a kitschy design trick or to assume they’re not for you because your home doesn’t feature a 60s Go-go style dance hall – but in doing so, you are overlooking an incredibly powerful design tool. Some of the world’s most fashionable interiors – both historic and modern – employ geometric rugs as subtle visual cues for visitors. Add Softness with Geometric Rugs Read More

Geometric Rugs Hit the Covers of Top Interior Design Magazines

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Geometric rugs have been receiving a lot of accolades lately on the home fashion runways. But before I discuss their super model status, I felt a refresher definition was in order of geometric:  of or relating to art based on simple shapes, such as straight lines, circles or squares. But you don’t need to be a math whiz to understand the geometry of geometric design. Geometric rug prints can be described as the polar opposite of more organic prints such as floral and other shapes found in nature. Read More

4 Ways of Designing Chic Interiors with Geometric Rugs

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Legendary decorator Billy Baldwin said, “Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style.” That advice has certainly been taken to heart by New York designer Steven Gambrel, whose design portfolio tells of a man infatuated with geometric rugs. Both his Town and Country Portfolios are filled with a variety of geometric rugs. Read More

Glamorize Boring Rooms with Chic Geometric Rugs

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What can geometric rugs do for pretty but bland rooms? Have you ever been in a room that was undeniably beautiful, successfully hitting most of the "rules" of design, but that was still missing that special something? You know it would be perfect if it had that one special ingredient that would give it "oomph?" Think of geometric rugs as special ingredients for pretty but plain rooms. Read More

Four Ways to Design Glamorous Interiors with Geometric Rugs

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In today's psot we will discuss four ways geometric rugs can help you design chic and glamorous interiors. Geometric patterns are extremely adaptable and flexible and we see them all around us, from the delicate symmetry of a snowflake or seashell spiral in nature to the man-made structures that have stood the test of time. Geometry plays a central role in architecture and design. This love affair with symmetry, balance and proportion plays out in interior design as well, and the concept is highlighted by the adaptability of geometric rugs to bring a room together with balance and symmetry that is so pleasing to the eye. Read More

How to Enhance the Beauty of a Room with Geometric Rugs: 3 Tips

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Standing in an empty room, you are struck by how beautiful it is. Whether it's the unique angles of the walls or the look of the ceiling or paneling or windows, this room is exquisite. While the idea of decorating it is exhilarating, how do you do that without taking anything away from the beauty of the architecture? Perhaps the answer is as simple as geometric rugs. Just as the juxtaposition of contrasting colors creates energy in a room and attract our eyes, the use of complementary geometric patterns, especially in an area as large as a rug, will make the room more beautiful. Every room has it's own architectural shapes which will benefit from being highlighted by the right geometric rug. Read More

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Decorating With Geometric Rugs

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You may have become enamored with the idea of decorating your home with geometric rugs, but you're not exactly sure how to go about it. Geometric rugs, ranging from stark black and white rugs with wide stripes to pale Oushak rugs with geometricized floral motifs, can bring positive visual and emotional energy into a room. Chosen properly and carefully, geometric rugs are beautiful additions to a home. Chosen with abandon and without a thought to the rest of the space, geometric rugs can create a jarring and overwhelming feeling in a space if they clash with everything else in the room. Avoid the common mistakes people make when choosing geometric rugs will help you design stylish and inviting rooms. The first step is to open up your perspective on geometric rugs. Geometric shapes are present in modern geometric rugs and in geometric rugs inspired by antique rugs and classical architecture. This gives you a wide range of options. Listed below are ways to make your geometric rug selection process a successful one. Read More

How the Shapes in Geometric Rugs Shape Our Emotions

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"I always put in one controversial item. It makes people talk." Dorothy Draper was talking about her approach to design, but she may as well have been referring to the effect that geometric rugs can have on a room. Geometric rugs are more than just floor coverings filled with designs featuring angles or curves. Have you ever noticed that you're drawn to particular shapes? If someone placed a square table in front of you and a round one, you'd probably have pretty strong opinions about which one you'd want in your home. Not only are humans drawn to certain shapes, but they're also drawn to symmetry and proportion. Shapes literally "shape" our emotions, drawing out of us a wide range of emotions ranging from ethereal calm to vivid, dynamic energy., Read More

How to Decorate with Pierre Frey Spring 2013 Fabrics and Blue Rugs

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The most beautiful of Pierre Frey's Spring 2013 fabrics are the hand crafted, indigo dyed Collection Shibao. Blue rugs that go best with these fabrics are made of handspun wool yarn which produces natural variations in color and texture. Avoid blue rugs with overly shiny, smooth and uniform textures and colors, as they will look incompatible with the handcrafted textures of the Shibao fabrics. The pattern of the blue rug should be chosen with care so it enhances the organic and geometric patterns of Pierre Frey's blue fabrics. Today we look at a selection of Pierre Frey's new fabrics and gain an appreciation of their ethnic origins. This will help us in selecting the most suitable blue rugs for decorating. Read More

How to Decorate in Style with Orange, Grey and Beige Rugs

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Mary McDonald's new Chinois Palais fabric for Schumacher is being advertised in a room which has a grey and white geometric rug. While this room looks eye catching, it feels cold. This is because grey hs been used in a large area of the geometric rug. If grey had been used in smaller amounts such as in pillows, it would have created an attractive pop, without making the room feel cold. Read More