Unexpected Design Choices Make Traditional Wool Rugs Contemporary

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"Take a risk from time to time, re-imagine a classic with a twist, mix old and new to create a beautiful room that you'll want to live in"  Bill Barr, Interior Designer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Read More

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

How To Use Colorful Contemporary Wool Rugs As Neutrals

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"Everyone that walks in here has said 'My goodness I would never have thought of a rug in this color, but it is so beautiful'!  I always say "Any color can be your neutral if you trust putting other colors with it...it doesn’t have to be beige to be neutral" Eric Guenther, Chief Designer, Whim, San Juan Capistrano CA. Read More

Floral Rugs That Allow Change of Looks And Colors Are Winners

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"What people tend to forget is, that tastes change and time has a way of transforming how we feel... Styles trend in and out like fashion, and lets face it, we can simply grow bored with our surroundings". Bill Barr, Interior Designer, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. 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