16 Gorgeous Rooms: How to Decorate with Aubusson Rugs and Red Rugs

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In the 18th and 19th centuries Aubusson rugs were designed by artists some of whom were established painters for the King of France. Because Aubusson rugs are designed by fine artists, they have highly sophisticated color palettes. This makes them easy to decorate with as long as you keep these guidelines at the back of your mind: Read More

Savonnerie Rugs Add Pizazz to Fashion Celebrities’ Homes

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Interior design and haute couture have one thing in common- they are more about style than fashion. Ralph Lauren explains it this way, “Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever.” Savonnerie rugs are an example of a style that is always in vogue. Not only are Savonnerie rugs held in high esteem by today's top interior designers such as Michael S. Smith, they have been favored by the biggest names in haute couture fashion such as Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy and Hubert Guerrand-Hermés of the House of Hermés. We will view the homes of these four fashion leaders to learn how they decorate with Savonnerie rugs. Read More

How French Design Celebs Adorn their Homes with Savonnerie Rugs

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If you ever wondered how design icons use Savonnerie rugs in their own homes, and you guessed "fabulously," you'd be right. Savonnerie rugs play a major role in the personal residences of many of the world's most fabulous tastemakers. The design aficionados in the following examples use Savonnerie rugs not because the spaces called for them but because the homeowners wanted them to be there. As Ralph Lauren says, "Style is very personal." Read More