Why do David Easton, Kate Spade, William T. Georgis, Jacques Garcia, Alidad, Michael Coorengel, Jean-Pierre Calvagrac, Scot Meacham Wood and David Hare have in common? They all chose Aubusson Rugs to bring glamour to traditional and modern living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and libraries. Aubusson area rugs are renowned for their elegance and sophistication. Favored by 18th century French aristocracy, you can find Aubusson rugs for sale in a variety of colors and sizes. Here are seventeen examples of how the design legends used them to create glamour. Read More
Architectural Digest's 10 most highly pinned Aubusson rugs showcase the work of William T. Georgis in a Manhattan townhouse, Jacques Garcia's Paris living room, Jorge Elias' 17,000-square-foot home in the Jardim Europa neighborhood of São Paulo, banking heir Pedro Espírito Santo's Lisbon residence, Nancy Morton's warm and fashionable living room, Mark Gillette's restored home in the English countryside, Michael Smith's bedroom in his New York penthouse, Inga Rubenstein's upper east side Manhattan townhouse and sitting room, and Kara Childress renovated 1933 Texas mansion. Read More
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
At this time of year, when our decorative energies are focused on quick options to provide festive backdrops for memories with families and friends, it’s worth considering how to turn that seasonal chore into a longer-term solution for a detail-rich interior space. Today, we’ll look at four breathtaking rooms where Aubusson rugs set the stage for all seasons. The exuberant patterns and colors of Aubusson rugs were created for 18th and 19th French nobility who took the entertainment of family and guests seriously. Today's leading decorators have adapted these glorious rugs for modern life styles where they are used to bring a certain flair and glamour to a room. Aubusson rugs provide a unique atmosphere for Holiday entertaining. Read More
Choosing artwork for a room can be very tricky, especially if you aren't an art buff or don't happen to have an art consultant on hand. We often think of artwork as primarily for our walls, but Aubusson rugs can add a touch of artistry to a room without the hassle of choosing original artwork. Many of the designs found in Aubusson rugs were made from original paintings made by fine artists, so it is only natural that their presence would bring a sense of beauty to any room.
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
Picture it. It's 2008, and you're walking through Brussel's Grand Place, munching on some pomme frites after having downed a white beer at a La Becasse. You suddenly happen upon what looks like miles and miles of fragrant...carpet? As your eyes adjust, you realize that you are looking at thousands upon thousands (700,000) of carefully arranged begonias. A few quick questions in your high school French later, and you learn that you are in the presence of the work of hundreds of artists and volunteers who worked tirelessly through the heat of day and the chill of night in order to create what must be the world's largest-ever replica of a Savonnerie carpet. It is then that you realize that Savonnerie carpets are truly something special. Read More
Ever since Coco Chanel decorated her Paris apartment around a Directoire Aubusson rug, French Aubusson rugs have been favored by the world's top fashion and interior designers. This fall the cover of Architectural Digest featured an exuberantly colored Louis XV Aubusson rug in the updated New York penthouse of Michael S. Smith- widely known as the White House's interior designer. Read More