17 Gorgeous Interiors with Gold Rugs and Yellow Rugs

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If you are looking for the perfect gold rug or yellow rug look for rug that also have small amounts of cool colors such as blue, green or purple as this will make it much easier to create a stylish room. Not only will the rug go with more fabrics, but the room will look chic and inviting as illustrated by today's 15 gorgeous interiors and tips for decorating with gold rugs and yellow rugs Read More

How to Decorate in Bold New Styles with Savonnerie Rugs

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To say that Savonnerie carpets are the rugs to which all other rugs aspire wouldn't be too far off the mark. It's true that Savonnerie carpets have impeccable pedigree and a glorious history behind them. Aubusson rugs and Bessarabian rugs are examples of rug styles that were initially meant to copy the grand designs of the Savonnerie carpet.  Read More

Which Greens Work Best When Decorating with Green Rugs?

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If you're passionate about the color green, you may be wondering if it's possible to decorate a green room with green rugs. You're wondering if the presence of so much green would be overkill. There are so many different shades of green in the rainbow. Whether you're attracted to the deep, moody tones of a pine green, the delicious, lemony hues of chartreuse or the cozy, warm vibe of olive green, the type of green that you choose will greatly affect the look and feel of your room.  Read More

How to Give Rooms a Young Energy: Use Gold Rugs and Joyful Color

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When interior designer Susan Nelson was asked to design the living room in Washington Design Center's prestigious DreamHome, she immediately recalled seeing a gold rug with bright colors that she thought would be perfect for infusing the room with youthful energy, "My goal was to design a pretty living room that would bring a smile to anyone who entered", said Nelson. "The first design decision was to use the Asmara Pamplona gold Savonnerie rug to center the furniture. I just love this geometric, architectural rug and can’t help but smile when I look at all those colors – yellow, green, coral, turquoise, lavender..." Interior designer Christina Murphy a member of House Beautiful's "America's Top 100 Designers," would have agreed. Murphy popular quote reproduced here says, "Punches of color keep a room feeling youthful and engaging." The best way to create vibrant punches of color is to use a gold rug as a backdrop. Because fabrics and accessories look fresher and more vibrant when placed on a gold rug. Susan Nelson's show house living room is a great way to learn our 5 Tips: How to Give  Rooms a Young Energy: Use Gold Rugs and Joyful Color. 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