16 Ways to Coordinate Designer Rugs in Open Plan Rooms

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It is easy to worry about breaking some unwritten rules when choosing designer rugs for open plan spaces and adjoining rooms. Readers have asked us if the rugs should be coordinated, or if they should be different. Should they choose rugs that have similar colors or contrasting colors? Can they mix contemporary rugs with traditional rugs in a great room? The 18 rooms in today's post will show you that the many exciting ways interior designers have devised for visually linking rooms and open spaces through rugs, furniture, fabrics and accessories. After seeing these 18 examples, you will feel freer to try your own ideas putting aside the fear of breaking some unknown design rules. Read More

16 Gorgeous Rooms: How to Decorate with Aubusson Rugs and Red Rugs

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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

Needlepoint Rugs Make it Easy to Design Sunny Rooms

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If you tell people that black needlepoint rugs make it easy to design rooms that look sunny, you'll most likely be met with a blank stare followed by a dismissive wave of a hand. When people think of dark-colored needlepoint rugs, they usually imagine darker, moodier rooms with heavy furnishings and old books, but these rugs can bring sun and beauty into a room in wonderful and unique ways. Black needlepoint rugs allow you to bring your own sunshine. Read More

How to Add Modern Vibe to Traditional Decor with Savonnerie Carpets

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If you like the English country house style, but would like to give it a modern and fresh feel, there is no better place to start than with a Savonnerie carpet with modern English floral patterns in clear, fresh colors. These modern, English Style Savonnerie carpets are nothing like the ornate 18th and 19th French Savonnerie carpets you associate more with the Palace of Versailles than in modern living rooms. The fresh, clear colors, and younger aesthetic of the modern Savonnerie carpets are the perfect way to give a modern feel to the English country house style. In today's post we will learn how great interior designers decorate with Savonnerie carpets in the modern English country house style. Read More

How to Decorate in Downton Abbey Style with Needlepoint Rugs

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Question: What do these 11 famous designers have in common: Chanel, Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Badgley Mischka, Dries van Noten, Peter Soren, Doo-Ri Chung and Burberry?   Read More