12 Chic Tablescapes & Dining Rooms Enriched by Decorative Rugs

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A decorative rug covers one of the largest surfaces in a dining room and has a big influence on how other objects look in the room. The dining rooms below show how to enrich the look of your tablescapes by coordinating them with the decorative rug. Read More

Aubusson Rugs Add Sophistication to 4 Grand Interiors

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Aubusson rugs were first made in the 17th century for members of the French aristocracy who were forbidden from buying Savonnerie carpets as the latter were reserved exclusively for the Kings palaces. Aubusson rugs became so popular with the French aristocracy that by the 18th and 19th centuries their fame had spread all across Europe and Russia and then to America. Today we look at how two top decorators, one based in New York and the other in London decorate with Aubusson rugs. The rooms featured in today's post are grand without going over the top, regal without being showy. In each room the Aubusson rug pulls all the elements in the room into a unified whole and makes the room look sophisticated and well balanced. Read More