How to Pick the Perfect Decorative Rug for a Living Room: 6 Tips

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To pick the perfect decorative rug for a living room, you first need to chose the look and feeling you would like to create in the room. The internet is full of generalized tips for choosing the best rug for a room, but such advice is likely to produce generic looks. These 5 tips for choosing the best rug for a living room will help you create the style and personality you desire. Read More

Green Rugs Awaken Creativity in 4 Interiors

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Never underestimate the power of color. Not only are vibrant colors pleasing to the eye, certain colors actually have other interesting benefits. Although green is traditionally considered to be one of the most restful colors for the eye, green is also known to enhance creativity. A study by the University of Munich showed that the color green boosted the creativity of participants. Scientists believe that the human brain associates green with growth and development. Using green rugs as a design element can be a great way to awaken creativity and bring vibrancy to a home.  Read More

Geometric Rugs Add Modern Flair to 4 Interiors

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Geometric rugs can provide a funky, modern flair to any space.  It's easy to be intimidated, as geometric rugs often carry a large presence on their own and some may fear they will clash with other objects in the room.  However, Architect Carlos Aparicio advises, "If the objects hold their own ground and are powerful in their own right, there's no mismatch.  Pieces that were never imagined sharing a room can somehow look great together."  Keeping this in mind, there are some simple ways to incorporate the unconventional and sleek charm of geometric rugs while creating a beautiful harmony. Read More

Green Rugs Bring in Nature’s Fresh Energy: 5 Chic Interiors

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Eventually the gorgeous autumn colors we see around us these days will yield to brown branches, mud and occasionally, snow. But if you use a green rug to anchor your next interior design project, you could effectively have the fresh, new life of spring around you whatever the weather. Today we’re going to look at five situations where designers have used green rugs to enliven rooms. Read More

Fashionistas Loving and Living With Aubusson Rugs

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Aubusson rugs can be such fascinating statement pieces, so it's always interesting to see how interior designers use them in their own homes. It's fascinating to see how fashion designers translate their styles into home design. Some fashion designers' homes look exactly like their fashions, while in the case of other designers, you'll find that their home design is a complete departure from the fashions they design on a daily basis. Aubusson rugs can handle it all. Read More

Mid Century Modern Geometric Rugs: 10 Chic Rooms, Decorating Tips

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When mid century modern rugs and furniture first came into vogue a few years ago, they felt rather cold and hard, but now these interiors are becoming more interesting as talented interior designers bring complexity and comfort by mixing mid century modern rugs and furniture with art deco, neoclassical and traditional styles. Some designers are introducing comfortable textures and mixing geometric shapes with curved and organic contours. The colors have become more sophisticated and imaginative. I have selected 10 of my favorite interiors for you to enjoy and study. Read More

Why Color Fanatics Win: 10 Eye Catching Colors with Decorator Rugs

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Years ago when I was a novice rug designer, an industry veteran quizzed me "What are the three most important criteria for judging a decorative rug?". I was halfway into mumbling a response when he interrupted me "No, no, no! the three most important criteria are: Color! Color! and Color"! In real estate it is location! location! location!  and in decorator rugs it is color first, second and third. Read More