Pinterest Top 30 Sunrooms, Outdoor Living, Porches and Loggias

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It is nearing the end of April and it is still cold and rainy in Boston. But I have already started dreaming of sunny days ahead and long walks along the beach. This post follows up on the top 40 beach houses and will hopefully inspire you to design the perfect environment for enjoying this most precious time of the year. Read More

12 Fabulous Sun Rooms and Outdoor Spaces with Decorative Rugs

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When a sunroom or outdoor space is designed thoughtfully you can enjoy the beauty of nature all year round without compromising comfort or luxury. One of the secrets is a well chosen decorative rug. “It’s such a great luxury to have one of these spaces” Boston interior designer Michael Carter told New England Home, “It really becomes a favorite spot in the house for people.” Read More

4 Tips: How To Find Oushak Rugs For Designing Chic Rooms

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When shopping for gray Oushak rugs make sure the rug has an artistic color palette with a balance of cool and warm colors. Avoid grey Oushak rugs in which all the colors are cool, as these rugs will be less flexible to decorate with.  Instead, look for grey Oushak rugs with hints of warm colors such as brown or gold to balance the cool grey colors. These Oushak rugs will make it easy to design stylish rooms and these rooms will feel inviting in both winter and summer. Artistically designed Oushak rugs will help you bring glamor and warmth to contemporary interiors and they will also make it easy to add a young vibe to traditional rooms. The reason these Oushak rugs work so well in both contemporary and traditional interiors is that they are a combination of ancient and modern elements- their patterns are traditional, yet their colors are modern. Their historical patterns bring depth and warmth to contemporary interiors and their modern colors give a young vibe to traditional rooms. Another big advantage of these Oushak rugs is that because their colors are well-balanced these rugs will work with a wide range of fabrics. This not only makes it easy to find fabrics that go with them, but it also makes it easy to change the décor in the future by just changing a few fabrics and wall color while keeping the same Oushak rug.  Decorating flexibility is a highly important quality to look for in an Oushak rug. Because, while you can change fabrics on an upholstered chair or sofa and re-paint the walls, there is nothing you can do if the rug will not work with your new decorating style. Therefore it is important to pick a grey Oushak rug that goes with many colors and many decorative styles. We will learn what to look for in grey Oushak rugs and learn how to create stunning rooms with them. Read More

14 Gorgeous Blue and White Bedrooms with Decorative Rugs

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In July and August we desire restful sleep in bedrooms that let in cool breezes and the fragrances from the garden. The 14 bedrooms in today's post have all these qualities plus incredible style. There is a  lot of blue and white in all the interiors except the one in Hawaii, where the cresting ocean waves surrounding the bedroom provide wide expanses of blue and white. Read More