Bessarabian Rugs in 21 Top-Rated Interiors on Pinterest

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We've collected 21 top-pinned interiors from Pinterest that showcase prestigious Bessarabian rugs which were originally made for Russian royalty in the 19th century. The Russian treasury wanted to keep money from its France and England rivals, that they made copies of Aubusson rugs and English needlepoint rugs in the Bessarabia province of Ukraine, where there was a long history of indigenous rug weaving. However, the rug weavers of Bessarabia made rugs according to their folk traditions. The Bessarabian weavers, unfamiliar with French and English methods of weaving, created patterns in their own spontaneous way. The Bessarabian rugs took on a warm, less-formal look, which was very different from the French and English rugs. Bessarabian rugs have become increasingly fashionable with interior designers such as Susan Zises Green, Janet Simon, Michael S. Smith, Stephane Boudin, Lee Radziwill, David Easton, Bunny Williams, Renzo Mongiardino, Mario Buatta and Albert Hadley, to name a few. Find inspiration with these 21 unique spaces and choose a Bessarabian rug for your next project! Read More

Green Rugs Add Freshness and Style to 4 Interiors

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All colors have subtle meanings, quietly altering the mood and feeling of a room. Green is no exception, and has long been known as a color that promotes peace and a feeling of new life. Green is often associated with spring, and with spring comes happiness and a feeling of rebirth. This color is also known to freshen up a space and bring light to a room, creating a rejuvenating feeling of calmness.  Read More

Green Rugs Add Glamour to Dining Rooms: 5 Chic Styles

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They say ignorance is bliss, but interior designer Charlotte Moss says ignorance does not work when you are starting an interior design project. Her advice is to “Do your homework. Inform yourself on a daily basis. Study magazines. Go to museums. Attend lectures. Ignorance isn’t bliss.” If you follow Moss’s excellent advice, you will find that green rugs can work beautifully to enhance your dining room, no matter which decorating style you are working in. Read More

Are Any Needlepoint Rugs Durable Enough for Active Rooms? 5 Tips

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When clients ask interior designer Mary Ann Hart Beardman if a needlepoint rug is durable enough for active living rooms and dining rooms, she recalls the day when a neighbor’s large dog ran all over her living room needlepoint rug leaving large, wet and muddy paw prints all over the pristine cream background of her Branches needlepoint rug. Others may have panicked, but Mary knew better. She waited a day until the wet mud had completely dried and then vacuumed off the dirt without leaving a trace! Read More