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

Europe’s It Designer Renews 16th Century Palace with Decorative Rugs

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Lorenzo Castillo widely considered Europe's "It" interior designer, was asked by a client to modernize a palace in Seville while staying faithful to it's history. The palace was built during Spain's golden age, the 16th century, when the nation ruled the trade routes to the New World. Today's post will show how Castillo used beautiful fabrics, antique furniture and classsic decorative rugs to create interiors that combine 21st century comfort with sophisticated historical touches. Read More

Make Holiday Guests Feel Welcome: 4 Chic Rooms with Red Rugs

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Red is a color that makes guests feel warmly welcomed and it is most effective at doing this during the cold winter months and especially during the holiday season.  I am not even thinking of holiday decorations in which red plays a prominent part. But any amount of red feels warm and welcoming at this time of the year. So today we are going to look at four rooms that will make your guests feel welcomed and each of these rooms has a red rug or a rug with red accent colors. Read More

Geometric Rugs Bring Chic, Modern Look to Interiors: 3 Tips

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Fashion Designer Michael Kors advises that, “Scale changes something ordinary and mundane into something special.” In this post we are going to look at how international designer Lorenzo Castillo utilizes this principle with geometric rugs that have large-scale patterns. Working in both residential and commercial interior design, Castillo’s large-print geometric rugs always create a chic, modern vibe. Read More