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

10 Best Blue Bedrooms and Blue Rugs in Architectural Digest

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Architectural Digest's 10 most highly pinned blue bedrooms with blue rugs showcase the work of Lorenzo Castillo on the northern coast of Spain, Martin Lawrence Bullard in Miami, Nicky Haslam in New Orleans, Jacobsen Architecure in Napa Valley, a 13th-century Irish Castle and four homes in the Hamptons by Steven Gambrel, Billy Cotton, Taryn Christoff and Martin Finio.   Read More

31 Tips to Make a Large Room Stylish and Cozy with Large Rugs

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A large living room is great for hosting big parties but huge spaces present special decorating challenges of their own. Since you won't be entertaining every day you want to plan for how you will use the room for day to day living. Today's 31 decorating tips will help you make a large space stylish and cozy and enhance it with large rugs. Read More

Best of May-June 2015 Veranda: 7 Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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If there is a common theme running through the 7 best rooms with decorative rugs in the May-June 2015 Veranda it is the artful mix of traditional and contemporary and calming blues paired with white, beige, silver and grey. These 7 rooms will start you dreaming of peaceful days by the sea. The Malibu getaway by Martyn Lawrence Bullard and the Destin, Florida retreat by Susan Lovelace are truly outstanding. Read More

Architectural Digest November 2014: 5 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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The November 2014 Architectural Digest has so many great spaces it seemed unfair to pick just 5 for the best interiors with decorative rugs. So I have made two selections, today's post features the 5 best contemporary interiors and a separate post features the 5 best traditional interiors which are all from AD100 interior designer David Easton's fabulous restoration of a 1920's Addison Mizner landmark ocean front mansion in Palm Beach. 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

6 Rooms Chase Away Winter Blues with Nature’s Colors and Green Rugs

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With the approach of winter days are shortening and we are getting less exposure to the sun's healing rays. If you have been feeling a bit blue or moody, it is not just your imagination. Doctor's have a name for this physiologial effect, they call it "seasonal affective disorder" or SAD. As an antidote the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is offering nature walks called Chase Away the Winter Blues guided by a BBG veteran who also happens to be a licensed psychotherapist. "Walking the Garden grounds counteracts some of the overindulgence of the holiday season while keeping the blues at bay" advises the BBG. Decorating our homes with nature's colors is another way to invite the beauty and healing effects of nature's colors into our lives. We know that the color green has a cool, earthy feel, like grass under the feet or trees stirring in the breeze. Adding a green rug to any room can help infuse the space with a feeling that is vibrant and alive. The six rooms below all use green rugs to create a vibe that is modern but overwhelmingly fresh and natural. Read More

Orange Rugs Bring Fall Colors and Chic Look to Interiors

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The colors of Fall are rich, warm, and earthy - excellent qualities for any cozy space.  Fall's most prevalent color, orange, can feel intimadating to homeowners even though their interior designers are very adept at using them.  The key to feeling comforatable with decorating with Fall colors is to understand that there are many subtle ways to decorate with them. Orange rugs and fall colors are very versatile, not only as vibrant centerpieces, but also as complements to many other styles that you may not have thought of.  With smart choices, orange rugs and fall colors can be vibrant, appealing, and add elegance to any space. Read More

Oushak Rugs Express 5 Homeowners Elegant Tastes

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Carolina Herrera fashion designer to First Ladies from Jacqueline Onassis to Michelle Obama once said: “Do you know what elegance is? It is not only what you’re wearing, it is how you wear it, who you are inside. It is the way you decorate your house, what you surround yourself with, what books you read and what your interests are.” Today we’re going to learn how sublime Oushak rugs can help you design elegant interiors that express the beauty of your lifestyle. 5 top decorators show how Oushak rugs make it easy to design elegant interiors that are a tribute to the homeowners taste. Read More