3 Schemes For Blue Oushak Rugs Mix Safe And Daring Styles

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"When selecting a design scheme for a client I like to mix and match styles... a  traditional fabric with a more modern graphic print... something unexpected, something clients would not have thought of. 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

Geometric Decorative Rugs Set Trend in Mary McDonald’s Kips Bay 2011

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I visited the 2011 Kips Bay Decorator Show House last Sunday as I do each year, to forecast fashion trends in the best quality decorative rugs. I was most impressed by Mary McDonald's entrance hall. It is one of the two trend setting rooms in the entire show house, the other being Celerie Kemble's Lady's Library, featured in yesterdays post. Read More

Top 5 Questions People Have About the Best Rugs for a Room, Part 1

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The 4 Best Rug Innovations of the past 25 years, Part 2

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 In yesterdays post I discussed the first two innovations that have re-invigorated oriental rugs. Even though the vast majority of oriental rugs made today are copies of popular designs, a few innovative rug makers have started making original art rugs that compare favorably with the finest antique rugs made 300 years ago. By understanding the 4 big innovations of the last 25 years you will learn how to distinguish rugs that are original works of art from those that are copies. Read More