Architectural Digest August 2015: 9 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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The August 2015 Architectural Digest's 10 best rooms with decorative rugs are all about relaxing vacation homes and country retreats in Martha's Vineyard, Lake Placid, The Hudson Valley and Southern California. The common challenge in vacation homes and country retreats is how to mix the rustic and the sophisticated in way that feels both relaxing and stylish. Learn how Rose Tarlow, Katie Ridder, Ashe + Leandro and former Miles Redd protege Nick Olsen do this in four very different ways that fit life styles of the homeowners. Read More

24 Chic Rooms: How to Mix Bold Colors, Patterns and Decorative Rugs

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If you love color and pattern but are afraid to use them, a great way to gain confidence and learn is to look at the work of a decorator who has mastered the art of making a room come alive with boldly colored fabrics and stylish decorative rugs. There is no better practitioner of this art than Katie Ridder whose work has been published in Elle Decor, The New York Times, House Beautiful and Domino to name just a few. "Her colors were so unusual and so perfect," a client told the Franklin Report. Another client summed up Ridder's designs as "Left of center, enough to grab your eye, but not too far left," and another one calls her interiors "Bohemian elegance." I have chosen 24 of the most beautiful Ridder interiors for today's post. Read More

Stunning Interiors Pair Geometric Rugs and Vibrant Colors: 7 Tips

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Geometric rugs offer a great way for adding some razzle-dazzle to your room's design. The interplay of geometric forms can turn even the blandest room into a space worth talking about. Geometric patterns create visual interest in a room; they draw the eye and bring a young energy to an interior. You can further elevate the impact of geometric rugs by pairing them with boldly colored fabrics and vibrantly colored walls. Using geometric rugs in brightly colored rooms is akin to having your cake and eating it too. Far from overwhelming a space, carefully chosen wall and fabric colors can work together harmoniously with a geometric rug to create a powerful effect. Listed below are images of rooms and tips for how you can make geometric rugs and vibrant colors a winning combination in your next interior design. Read More

Geometric Rugs Enhance 4 Modern and Traditional Interiors

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Geometric patterned floors go back two thousand years to classical Greece and Rome and in the past few years we have seen a great resurgence in the popularity of geometric rugs with patterns inspired by antique stone and wood floors and classical architecture. The new geometric rugs are very versatile and are being used by interior designers with both modern and traditional furniture. A carefully chosen geometric rug can create cohesion and make the overall room design more engaging. Whether you choose a bold geometric pattern in highly contrasting colors or a subtle pattern in soft colors, geometric rugs are an excellent choice. Read More

Oushak Rugs: 4 Best Interiors in Top Design Magazines

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Decorator Nate Berkus described interior design as, “…a really tedious, detailed, sometimes painful, often wonderful process. But to me the goal is to always find that aha! moment.” Luckily for us, interior design magazines and design blogs allow us to enjoy the aha! moment without going through all the pain the designer and the home owner went through. On top of the sheer enjoyment of looking at beautiful rooms we can also pick up great decorating ideas. Read More

Make a Statement with Geometric Rugs: 8 Chic Rooms Show How

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It’s easy to dismiss geometric rugs as a kitschy design trick or to assume they’re not for you because your home doesn’t feature a 60s Go-go style dance hall – but in doing so, you are overlooking an incredibly powerful design tool. Some of the world’s most fashionable interiors – both historic and modern – employ geometric rugs as subtle visual cues for visitors. Add Softness with Geometric Rugs Read More

Glamorize Boring Rooms with Chic Geometric Rugs

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What can geometric rugs do for pretty but bland rooms? Have you ever been in a room that was undeniably beautiful, successfully hitting most of the "rules" of design, but that was still missing that special something? You know it would be perfect if it had that one special ingredient that would give it "oomph?" Think of geometric rugs as special ingredients for pretty but plain rooms. Read More

How to Bring in Warm Sunny Colors with Grey, Blue and Gold Rugs

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Fall has arrived in Boston. Each day the sun sets a little earlier and the evenings have become cooler. Last night someone sprinkled orange and crimson on the tall Maple tree on the road to the Arnold Arboretum. Read More

16 Chic Interiors: How to Decorate with Orange Rugs and Coral Rugs

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Updated August, 2016. Orange, Coral and Tangerine have recently been hits on the fashion runways in Paris, Milan and London and we even see celebrities appearing in orange. So you might think that orange is a new fashion color. But just look at the rooms from the 1960's and 70's by legendary decorators Billy Baldwin and David Hicks and you will see that orange rugs, coral rugs, terracotta rugs, tangerine walls, and citrus colored fabrics were just as fashionable in the 60's and 70's as they are today with decorators such as Jamie Drake, Mary McDonald, Katie Ridder and David Easton... The 16 stylish interiors in this post show us how to decorate with orange rugs and with the many mellower shades of orange. Read More