Blue Rugs Make it Easy to Design Spectacular Seaside Rooms

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Blue rugs are a powerful complement to indoor/outdoor rooms that open up to the ocean or the sea. When using blue rugs in these types of spaces, try and choose rugs that don't disrupt the sightline. The water is the star, and you want to use blue rugs that complement it, not obliterate it. Da Vinci said that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Keep that in mind as you proceed.  Read More

Four Ways of Designing Stunning Rooms with Green Rugs

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Green rugs often feature patterns derived from nature; the leaves and flora of nature are by and large green, so it’s a expected motif. Throughout history artists have invented many different rug patterns inspired by nature. If you want your room to stand out, then try green rugs with patterns that have a personality and do not just represent nature in a conventional and expected way. Read More

How to Design Joyful Interiors with Orange Rugs

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The celebrated architect Frank Lloyd Wright said, “Nature is the inspiration for all ornamentation.” That statement may bring to mind the verdant greens of gardens, the blues of the sky and sea, but orange is a color that nature uses only when it wants to make a dramatic statement. Orange rugs are a great way to bring the joyful energy and dramatic moods of nature to an interior, and we will explore how the different shades of orange rugs can be used to bring the invigorating energy and exciting moods of nature to the home. Read More

How to Design Sophisticated Interiors with Orange Rugs

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The color of happiness is also the color of fire, and indeed decorating with orange brings a vibrancy that can be used to make a room cheery and energetic. The effect can range from subtly sunny to flamingly intense, but ultimately what we get from orange rugs and orange décor is a sense of energy. Read More

6 Ways to Bring Chic Color and Young Energy to Rooms with Oushak Rugs

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If you're envisioning bursts of beautiful accent colors to bring young energy and chic glamor into your space, soft and subtle Oushak rugs may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But you will be surprised how interior designers are using fine Oushak rugs to create chic and colorful living rooms and bedrooms, as evidenced by the 5 gorgeous interiors in today's post. The best Oushak rugs have another big advantage- they will be in style long after current design trends have faded. Interior designers are using the subtle colors in fine Oushak rugs to create equally subtle rooms. They are also using Oushak rugs to soften rooms that are hard, formal, or dark. And sometimes there is a beautiful color woven into Oushak rugs and this color is drawn upon to choose eye catching accent pieces that bring color and energy to the room. Oushak rugs are an excellent choice when you are looking to introduce color into a room and also desire the longevity and versatility of a timeless rug. But how can subtly colored Oushak rugs bring bright colors to a room?  Read More

Decorating With Oushak Rugs, the Little Black Dress of Your Space

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You're probably thinking, "The Oushak rug is the little black dress of interiors? How do you figure?" The origin of the little black dress is attributed to the venerable Coco Chanel, who believed that "la petite robe noire" was something every woman should have. When a woman throws on her favorite little back dress, she becomes larger than life. The little black dress is considered a fashion essential that turns a woman into her most beautiful and powerful self as soon as she dons it. Whether worn with a pair of dazzling diamond earrings in her ears, slinky black pumps, and full makeup, or worn with a simple updo, a single strand of pearls and low sensible heals, it's beautiful and perfect every time. The same sentiment could hold true for Oushak rugs. These timeless Turkish wonders, crafted from the softest wools into silky, luminous textures, have stood the test of time since their birth in the 15thand 16th centuries. 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

16 Elegant and Fashionable Rooms with Orange Rugs and Coral Rugs

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Last month I predicted that Orange Rugs and Coral Rugs will soon become highly fashionable because these colors were a hot new trend in women's fashion for Spring-Summer 2012 on the January and February runway shows in Milan, Paris and New York. When I made that prediction, I had no idea that just a month after appearing on fashion runways these colors would be dominating the offerings at home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel. I discovered the speed at which trends are jumping from women fashion to home furnishing last Saturday while taling a casual walk through Boston's upscale Chestnut Hill Mall. Poorly designed orange rugs and coral rugs have been rushed to market to catch the hot new trend Read More

Why Color Fanatics Win: 10 Eye Catching Colors with Decorator Rugs

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Years ago when I was a novice rug designer, an industry veteran quizzed me "What are the three most important criteria for judging a decorative rug?". I was halfway into mumbling a response when he interrupted me "No, no, no! the three most important criteria are: Color! Color! and Color"! In real estate it is location! location! location!  and in decorator rugs it is color first, second and third. Read More

9 Top Decorators Show How to Decorate with Best Rugs in Brown

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Years ago, working with neutral rugs meant working with infinite variations of white, beige and taupe rugs. All of this has changed, now leading interior designers are adding vibrant color to make a room "pop" . The best brown rugs have become the favorite neutral rugs. Today we will learn from 9 top designers what accent colors go best with brown rugs and how to use brown rugs in living rooms, family rooms, library and bedrooms. A reliable guide is to think of the colors found in nature alongside brown. Read More