2016 Hampton Designer Showhouse 10 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

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The 2016 Hampton Designer Showhouse features 10,000 sq. ft. on three verdant acres in Sag Harbor, New York. The 8 bedrooms, 7.5 baths and numerous well lit spaces are a great showcase for the work of 26 interior designers who have artfully mixed tasteful furniture, elegant designer rugs and eye catching art. I was particularly attracted to the spaces by Liliane Hart, Michael Del Piero, McGrath II, Wolf Interior Design, Kate Singer, Mabley Handler, Julie Dodson, The Rinfret Group, Tilton Fenwick and Mikel Welch. Saunders Realty is marketing the house for $5,300,000 including such solar powered amenities as an elevator, home theater, gym, wine cellar, folding glass wall system and a 45' pool and hot tub. Read More

Add Flair to Mid-Century Modern with Orange Rugs: 6 Chic Rooms

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When it comes to mid-century modern interior design, there are a few colors that can make as big a difference as orange. Orange rugs and orange fabrics can add zip and warmth to the spare angular lines of mid-century modern furniture. Even in soft shades, orange does not act like a pastel, but has an inherent funkiness and edge. The six rooms below show how you can create very different looks by pairing orange rugs with such colors as aqua, yellow, blue, beige, charcoal and silver. Each pairing of orange with another color produces a different atmosphere and feeling tone. These rooms will help you come up with ideas for designing your own fabulous interior by mixing mid-century modern and orange rugs with different styles and colors. Read More

Mid Century Modern Geometric Rugs: 10 Chic Rooms, Decorating Tips

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When mid century modern rugs and furniture first came into vogue a few years ago, they felt rather cold and hard, but now these interiors are becoming more interesting as talented interior designers bring complexity and comfort by mixing mid century modern rugs and furniture with art deco, neoclassical and traditional styles. Some designers are introducing comfortable textures and mixing geometric shapes with curved and organic contours. The colors have become more sophisticated and imaginative. I have selected 10 of my favorite interiors for you to enjoy and study. Read More