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 Bring Glamour and Luxury to 4 Traditional Interiors

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The rich history of Aubusson rugs and their association with French aristocracy has made them popular with interior decorators who specialize in creating ultra-glamorous interiors. Aubusson rugs were designed by French artists for the homes of the nobility. These flat woven rugs have a similar aesthetic to Savonnerie carpets which were initially made exclusively for the French king’s palaces and were not available to the aristocracy. The well composed designs of Aubusson rugs, their fine craftsmanship and delicate play of color make them showpieces in any interior.  Pair these rich rugs with lush fabrics and accessories and you can elevate your interior to the pinnacle of sophistication and elegance as these four interiors by famous decorators show. Read More

Oushak Rugs Bring Serene Beauty to 4 Interiors

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A beautifully decorated home is not cluttered with meaningless items. An elegant interior showcases the necessary alongside the meaningful. Designer Charlotte Moss once said, "Our objects, bibelots, whatnots, and knickknacks- say the most about who we are. They are as honest as a diary." Honesty and purpose can be the difference between a space that looks like a random assortment of items and a room that is truly curated and Oushak rugs are a great help in designing a purposefully decorated space. Read More

Bessarabian Rugs Enrich 4 Traditional and Modern Interiors

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In 19th century Russia the royal family and the nobles became so enamored by French and English carpets, they ordered copies of these rugs to be made in the countryside of Bessarabia which was then a part of Russia. Surprisingly the copies turned out to more charming than the originals because the weavers wove the the formal French and English patterns in a naïve and unstudied manner.  After the fall of the Czar in 1917 some of these rugs were shipped off to Paris, London and New York where they became known as Bessarabian rugs. Interior designers recognized their incredible beauty and prized them as a more friendly alternative to French and English rugs. Legendary interior designers Albert Hadley, Bunny Williams, David Easton and John Saladino have designed beautiful rooms with these rugs and we will look at them to learn how to decorate with the Bessarabian rugs

Oushak Rugs Add Cozy Warmth and Chic Style to 4 Interiors

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With a staggering 48 inches of snow already on the ground in South Dakota in the very first week of October, it’s no wonder we are all looking for ideas for bringing a cozy feeling to our homes. Oushak rugs can be a superb solution. Their warm colors, luxurious textures and handmade patterns bring a welcoming warmth and chic style to a room. Today we’ll look at five cozy spaces where designers have used Oushak rugs to bring an inviting warmth and a chic style to interiors. Read More

Create Daring, Luxurious Interiors with Gold Oushak Rugs

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Sir Cecil Beaton wore many hats in his life- celebrity photographer, painter, fashion designer and interior decorator. He once advised, “Be daring. Be different. Be impractical. Be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safer’s, the creatures of the commonplace, and the slaves of the ordinary.” Read More

How to Design Stunning Rooms with Oushak Rugs

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Fashion legend Bill Blass once said “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” These words encourage us trust our instincts whether we are designing a cozy den or a stately living room. If you are looking for great ideas for decorating with Oushak rugs, a great place to start is Southern California interior designer Eric Guenther's tips on decorating with Oushak rugs. Then take Bill Blass' advice and follow your instincts. To stir up your imagination, view the following rooms and see how famous decorators have used Oushak rugs to design stunning rooms. Read More

Add Sophistication to Modern Rooms with Bessarabian Rugs: 2 Tips

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Bessarabian rugs have a distinct look and a prestigious history. They add sophistication and glamour to modern interiors. Writer and poet Maya Angelou said, “If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” Bessarabian rugs are certainly far from the norm and designer's such as Bunny Williams, David Easton, John Saladino and Albert Hadley have used their distinctive personality to add charm to some of the most widely admired rooms. We will look at several different ways decorators have used Bessarabian rugs and learn techniques you can use in your interior design. Read More

4 Tips for Designing Glamorous Rooms with Pastel Rugs

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A pale pink Savonnerie rug, bordered by gold latticework and boasting gold medallion motifs, laced through with light blue and sunset gold and filling a room with a rosy glow at the first glance of dawn; a light, golden needlepoint rug strewn through with faded ochre and ancient pale blues, flooding a room with radiant warmth in the middle of a rainy afternoon: the all-encompassing beauty of pastel rugs cannot be overstated. Hues like faded pinks, pale greens, soft yellows, warm ivories and light blues are predominant in a pastel color palette. The beauty of pastel rugs is that they become even more beautiful with age, gracing a room with a sure and graceful presence. Pastel rugs are one of the most beautiful styles of carpet, and they can really transform a room. If you're planning on choosing a pastel rug, there are many different styles to choose from, ranging from Savonnerie carpets and Oushak rugs to needlepoint rugs and Aubusson carpets. Read More