How to Design an Alluring Bedroom with Aubusson Rugs

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The pre-history of Aubusson rugs and Savonnerie carpets begins with a royal decree from the French King Henri IV to revive the French luxury arts. The king provided studios and workshops in the galleries of the Louvre Palace itself. The first rugs were made exclusively for the royal palaces. In time the aristocracy found a way to have Aubusson rugs made for their country estates and these were made in the village of Aubusson a three hour journey from Paris. The glamorous history of these handmade flat weave rugs is peppered with political drama to match the intricate curves of the scroll work and natural motifs that adorn these beautiful rugs. Given their history and distinctive looks, it really is no wonder that Aubusson rugs are a favorite of interior designers who use them to bring an air of sophistication and allure to any space, particularly the bedroom. Read More