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
Blue Aubusson rugs make it easy to create an atmosphere of stylish glamour and luxury as these 9 over-the-top luxurious rooms illustrate. The inspiration for these rooms ranges from authentically French to light and airy Cape Cod to palatial Hollywood glitz. Read More
Steve Jobs once said, "Design is not just what it looks like, design is how it works." It is no secret that Aubusson rugs look stunning and elegant, it is how well they fit with modern and classic designs that make them work so well in so many rooms. An excellent way to allot space or guide the eye to key features in the room, Aubusson rugs are perfect for making classic, functional spaces come alive.
In yesterday's blog post I wrote that it is not desirable to exactly match the colors of the fabrics and the Aubusson rug or with any other kind of decorative rug that you have picked out for the room. So I was very pleased to see that my views are vindicated in the current issue of Elle Decor which has a magnificent French château decorated by young Parisian interior designers Michael Coorengel and Jean-Pierre Calvagrac with fabulous Aubusson rugs. The château is owned by two brothers from the family that owns the French luxury goods house Hermès. This house also breaks another rule that American decorators often follow- the colors of the walls and the fabrics are not faded as we think antique colors should be. Instead the colors are very bright, because, Michael Coorengel told Elle Decor very vibrant colors were used when Versailles was built 300 years ago and the colors we see today are the result of hundreds of years of fading, which we have accepted as the true antique colors. "Back then, Versailles was psychedelic, multicolored, like being in space," he says. "It was the standard for design. Imagine having a palace done by Zaha Hadid. It would have been the same effect, " he told Elle Decor. Read More