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

Pinterest 20 Best Interiors with Stripes and Striped Rugs

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Pinterest's 20 best interiors with striped rugs, fabrics and wallcoverings were chosen because they offer the greatest inspiration for designing chic and stylish rooms. The 20 interiors show that stripes work equally well in traditional rooms as they do in contemporary spaces. Stripes will add zip to a beach house and also help bring a chic look to a Manhattan apartment. Stripes come in neutrals as well as in bold colors, and you will see how interior designers use each type of stripe to the best effect. Read More

Great First Impression: Enrich Entry Halls with Decorative Rugs

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We all know that first impression count the most, yet too often people give cursory attention to the entry and hallways of their homes. The bottom line is that decorating your entrance and hallway really does matter. Many people throw up a painting or two, slap down a decorative rug and call it a day, forgetting about the entrance as soon as the work is done. What's unfortunate about this approach is that they miss the unique opportunity to create a favorable first impression of their home and even of themselves.  Guests also feel more important if they enter a home from an impressive and welcoming entrance.  A half-heartedly decorated entrance is at best boring and forgettable and at worst, it can leave the wrong impression about you and your home. Read More

Radiant Orchid: Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year Adds Zip to 4 Rooms

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If you’re like to know what the color trends are and keep an eye on the fashion scene, this is a great time of year to think of creating a stylish interior that is up to date, but not trendy. The design world is in a whirr of festive indulgence, but also looking forward to the spring fashion events that kick off just after the New Year. One of the most anticipated announcements heralding the “new” season came from Pantone just a few days ago. The Color of the Year for 2014 is Pantone 18-3224, Radiant Orchid. Read More

Pinterest 18 Most Gorgeous Dining Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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If you are looking for ideas on how to design stylish and welcoming dining rooms, Pinterest offers a wealth of images, but depending on your taste, you may find the search quite time consuming. So I have selected 18 of the most gorgeous traditional dining rooms on Pinterest. These rooms show how to unify the entire design scheme by selecting a decorative rug that can pull together all the elements in the room.   Read More

Geometric Rugs Add Glamour to 4 Interiors by Kelly Wearstler

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Fashion designer Michael Kors once said “Scale changes something ordinary and mundane into something special.” This is true for interior design as much as it does to fashion. We are going to look how you can create different looks with geometric rugs that have small scale and large scale patterns. We will look at four rooms by the celebrated West Coast interior designer Kelly Wearstler. Read More

Geometric Rugs Bring Ton of Personality to 3 Chic Interiors

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Geometric patterns add energy and chic style to an interior. Take a look at the amazing presence created by the geometric tiled floor and vibrantly colorful geometric patterns on the ceiling of the famous “Peacock room” in Tuscany’s Castello di Sammezzano. So stunning, you’d never imagine it was abandoned, but it is. Photo courtesy of photozonly.com Choosing the right pattern and palette for a geometric rug can be difficult if you try to find a rug after a room has already been decorated. This is why many interior designers start the room by first choosing a rug. Some designer's such as Thomas C. Achille even go so far as to advise, “Let the rug be the star.” Today we’re going to put this approach into action and show how three designers have created chic, personal spaces with geometric rugs. Read More

Geometric Rugs Add Style to Foyers, Halls and Closets

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Design is about being noticed, whether it pertains to art, fashion or interior decorations. We design the rooms of our home to reflect an atmosphere or attitude that gets noticed. However, there are spaces in most home that look neglected. Maybe they are rooms in which we don’t  spend much time in, or which guest do not see, or even spaces which we have not yet figured out what to do about. Read More