Today’s Client Has Different Expectations — Susan Zises Green

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Interior Designer Spotlight with Susan Zises Green Susan Zises Green Interior Design: Manhattan, Nantucket, Connecticut, Palm Beach, Southhampton For almost 40 years Susan Zises Green has been delighting clients with her elegant taste for interior design. Susan has taken part in the Kips Bay Decorator Show House an amazing nine times, honored as one of House Beautiful America’s Top 100 Designers and has been featured in Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, The New York Times, Connecticut Cottages & Gardens and many others. The prestigious Franklin Report gives Susan a four star rating and quotes these three client comments and more: "Such a refined and elegant look, but amazingly comfortable and inviting." "I can always look to her for solid, tasteful design." "Susan is impervious to fashion, much to our delight." Join me as Susan shares her thoughts around client expectations, types of designer rugs she uses, her use of florals, how gardening helps her interior design and much more... Read More

Traditional Home’s 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in August 2016

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We've hand-picked the five best rooms with designer rugs from the July/August edition of Traditional Home. See designer Jennifer Culp create a bohemian style living room, Patricia Fisher designs a soft modern room at The Hampton Designer Showhouse and Phillip Sides designs a family-friendly Alabama home. Read More

Bessarabian Rugs in 21 Top-Rated Interiors on Pinterest

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We've collected 21 top-pinned interiors from Pinterest that showcase prestigious Bessarabian rugs which were originally made for Russian royalty in the 19th century. The Russian treasury wanted to keep money from its France and England rivals, that they made copies of Aubusson rugs and English needlepoint rugs in the Bessarabia province of Ukraine, where there was a long history of indigenous rug weaving. However, the rug weavers of Bessarabia made rugs according to their folk traditions. The Bessarabian weavers, unfamiliar with French and English methods of weaving, created patterns in their own spontaneous way. The Bessarabian rugs took on a warm, less-formal look, which was very different from the French and English rugs. Bessarabian rugs have become increasingly fashionable with interior designers such as Susan Zises Green, Janet Simon, Michael S. Smith, Stephane Boudin, Lee Radziwill, David Easton, Bunny Williams, Renzo Mongiardino, Mario Buatta and Albert Hadley, to name a few. Find inspiration with these 21 unique spaces and choose a Bessarabian rug for your next project! Read More

7 Ways Bessarabian Rugs Help You Decorate in Downton Abbey Style

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Bessarabian rugs quickly evoke Downton Abbey style in any room of the house because of the comfortable informality and charm they bring to a space. This is why these rugs have been prized by decorators in England, France and America. The most desirable Bessarabian rugs were made in the 19th century for the Russian nobility who wanted to emulate the style of the English aristocracy, in other words the Downton Abbey style. Here are seven ways Bessarabian rugs can help you decorate in chic Downton Abbey style. Read More

14 Gorgeous Rooms: How to Decorate with Green and Green Rugs

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If you are tired of neutrals and are also unsure of how to introduce color into your next decorating project, you should consider green. Green is safer than most other colors because every color in the rainbow goes with green. If you paint the walls green or start with a green rug it will become much easier to find great coordinating fabrics, furniture and accessories. Today’s 14 gorgeous green rooms show: How to Add Pizazz to a Dining Room with a Green Rug How to Bring Fresh Energy to a Stately Room with a Green Aubusson Rug How to Create a Modern Zen Vibe in a Living Room with a Green Rug How to Design a Modern Dining Room with Green and Blue and White Chinoiserie How to Bring Nature Indoors with a Green Rug How to Make a Dark Room Feel Light and Airy with a Green Rug How to Design an Exotic Garden Room with Green and Animal Print Rugs How to Enliven a Traditional Room with Bright Green and Hot Pink How to Bring Style and Glamour to a Girl's Bedroom with Green How to Coordinate Adjoining Spaces with Green  Moss green reflects the "Mood of the Moment" according to the November-December 2014 Veranda.  Read More

Mario Buatta Creates 7 Happy Palm Beach Interiors with Decorative Rugs

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Mario Buatta can transform any dull space into a happy one by a deft pairing of pastel colors and decorative rugs in a way that makes a room come alive like a garden in spring. Buatta's artistry finds its fullest expression in Palm Beach where he has created memorable homes for celebrities and the society set. Today’s 7 interiors are among his happiest. Read More

Aubusson Rugs Add Distinction to 4 Colorful Interiors

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Aubusson rugs, long known as the rugs of French nobility, have a rich history that spans centuries.  Their sophisticated designs feature patterns inspired by classical architecture and large, sweeping floral motifs.  Aubusson rugs come in a variety of color palettes, making them an excellent choice for decorating in both traditional and modern styles.  While Aubusson rugs can bring elegance and formality to traditional spaces, they can also be used to design more audacious spaces.  Their glamorous look, as shown in these 4 interiors, brings distinction to opulent decorating. Read More

14 Gorgeous Blue and White Bedrooms with Decorative Rugs

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In July and August we desire restful sleep in bedrooms that let in cool breezes and the fragrances from the garden. The 14 bedrooms in today's post have all these qualities plus incredible style. There is a  lot of blue and white in all the interiors except the one in Hawaii, where the cresting ocean waves surrounding the bedroom provide wide expanses of blue and white. Read More

17 Chic Rooms: How to Decorate with Geometric Rugs, Decorative Rugs

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The 17 interiors below are not only exceptionall beauiful, they will help you visualize the 7 tips for decorating with geometric rugs. Read More