Timeless Fashion with Geometric Rugs by 7 Legendary Decorators

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When Yves Saint Laurent said "Fashions fade, style is eternal", he could have been speaking about these timeless rooms with geometric rugs designed in the 1960's and 70's. The legendary decorators who created them prove that good style is timeless and always looks fresh and fashionable. Sit back and enjoy these masterpieces of interior design with geometric rugs by Angelo Donghia, Albert Hadley, Billy Baldwin, John Fowler, David Hicks, Mark Hampton and Keith Irvine. Read More

Why Color Fanatics Win: 10 Eye Catching Colors with Decorator Rugs

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Years ago when I was a novice rug designer, an industry veteran quizzed me "What are the three most important criteria for judging a decorative rug?". I was halfway into mumbling a response when he interrupted me "No, no, no! the three most important criteria are: Color! Color! and Color"! In real estate it is location! location! location!  and in decorator rugs it is color first, second and third. Read More

15 High Fashion Living Rooms with Geometric Decorator Rugs

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Updated August, 2016 with five new photos. We've collected a variety of high fashion living rooms that all successfully use geometric rugs. Designer geometric rugs can make any room look stylish as these 27 room images show. Read More

Jeannie Balsam’s Clean Modern Tradition with Contemporary Wool Rugs

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Jeannie Balsam was selected from among Chicago's leading interior designers to be showcased in the Merchandise Mart's DreamHOME. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, the 2007 and 2010 Winnetka Woman's Club Housewalks, and the 2009 Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens. Today we learn how Jeannie updates Traditional design by mixing contemporary wool rugs with traditional furniture and patterned fabrics in an elegant sunny residence in Winnetka, Illinois. Read More

Phoebe Howard Sun Room Floats on Blue White Geometric Oriental Rug

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  Sun rooms should welcome and relax you and your guests and promote a pleasant social atmosphere for smiles and lively conversation.  But sun rooms can be a challenge when decorating because it is easy to over emphasize the sun and make the room less inviting in the summer. A sunroom with too many warm colors can feel hot in summer and decorators plan for this by using a mix of warm and cool colors.  Phoebe Howard does an amazing job in this sun room by using cool blues and aqua in the larger areas such as the rug and the upholstery and then adding warm accent colors such yellow and orange in the painting. Phoebe Howard begins by laying a cooling and soothing blue and white small scale geometric oriental rug.  This rug can gives the feeling of a refreshing pond to cool your feet while relaxing and enjoying the sun and the garden views outside. Carrying the pond analogy further, aqua cushions on dark wicker sofas and chairs offer a cool place to rest and feel calm. The lighting too is calming, and the blue colors make the room feel cooler on hot days. Tall green plants filter the sunlight and connect the sunroom to the garden. Carrying the pond metaphor further, the coffee table is a small "island" for resting drinks. To bring in just enough warmth, Phoebe Howard chose a still life with yellow, orange and plum tones to warm the color palette just enough. A room like this allows you to wade slowly into deep serenity while enjoying a wonderful day with friends, or just spend a few quiet hours relaxing. Read More

A Neoclassical Geometric Needlepoint Rug Warms Bunny Williams Library

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An architectural geometric needlepoint rug in the Federal Neoclassical style pulls together the warm reds and plums in the upholstery and the Provence yellows on the walls creating a sunny and warm ambiance for this Bunny Williams designed library in Provence. Note that the needlepoint rug does not contain the exact colors of the fabrics! Instead it has strong colors that complete the overall color composition of the room rather than mimic it. Bunny Williams work provides a marvelous lesson on how to create a sophisticated European lived in look. The objects in this library appear as though they have been accumulated over years of living well. Image courtesy Bunny Williams. Read More

Luxury Rugs, Geometric Rugs, 5 Decorating Tips

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Lisa Torbett Interiors* of St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, is renowned for designing luxurious homes, clubs and hotels. This living room by the company's founder, president Lisa Torbett, and vice president Dee Simmons, is both luxurious and accessible. It teaches 5 valuable lessons on how to decorate with luxury rugs and geometric rugs. 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