In the 18th and 19th centuries Aubusson rugs were designed by artists some of whom were established painters for the King of France. Because Aubusson rugs are designed by fine artists, they have highly sophisticated color palettes. This makes them easy to decorate with as long as you keep these guidelines at the back of your mind: Read More
Michael S. Smith
Oprah Winfrey once said, "It’s much easier for me to make major life, multi-million-dollar decisions than it is to decide on a carpet". For many people, choosing the right rug for a room can be more of an ordeal than a joy. For the indecisive, Aubusson rugs can be a life-saver. These classic French rugs have stood the test of time and can help you add just the right touch of cheerful exuberance to a modern room or bring chic style to a traditional interior. Four stunning interiors show how top designers decorate with Aubusson rugs. Read More
The rooms in our homes offer more than just a place to dwell in. Each space in a home has the ability generate emotions. Oushak rugs can greatly assist in accentuating the emotions evoked and experienced in a room. Here, we will provide you with four perfect examples of how Oushak rugs bring a room to life with feeling. We invite you to imagine being in each room and experience these feelings as if you were really there. Read More
When interior designers are looking for ideas to create chic, airy and light filled rooms they often turn to Oushak rugs. These rugs have soft, tonal colors and subtle patterns which are great for bring a rich texture to contemporary interiors and a modern vibe to traditional rooms. The seven rooms in todays post show how top decorators use Oushak rugs to create a look that is rich, stylish, light-filled and airy. Read More
In her book A Passion for Blue and White, Carolyne Roehm observes, “ Nature’s quintessential color combination of blue and white never ceases to amaze me.” Blue and white is a classic combination that can be conventional or unexpected, but it is always a crowd-pleaser. The secret to pulling off this classic look is choosing the perfect blue rug. The rooms featured today utilize four expertly chosen blue rugs that demonstrate how you can use blue and white in almost any room in your home. Read More
Savonnerie rugs are famous for their regal style and excellent craftsmanship. Loved by French royalty for centuries, Savonnerie rugs are elegant and perfect for those looking to decorate with a traditional, but dramatic, flair. Their glorious colors and sophisticated color palettes make them an excellent anchor for a variety of decorating styles. Savonnerie rugs are particularly effective in pulling together interiors that have a mix of modern and traditional furniture and art. Read More
We are all in pursuit of a space that is both comfortable and eye-catching. Design legend Albert Hadley advised, “Make your home as comfortable and attractive as possible and then get on with living.” It’s a formula that you can easily follow by emulating Michael S. Smith who is one of the most gifted and highly respected decorator of our day. We’ll take a look at his newly renovated New York penthouse, that was featured on the cover of Architectural Digest, and learn how he used gorgeous Aubusson rugs to create his signature look of European classicism with a hint of American modernism. The spaces are comfortable and attractive, and the Aubusson rugs play a central role. Read More
Oushak Rugs are some of the finest decorative rugs on the market. Their luminous wool, luscious colors, ancient patterns and ability to enrich both modern and traditional interiors has made Oushak rugs very popular with interior decorators. Today we will learn how interior designers use Oushak rugs to add color and chic style to interiors. We will study four stunning interiors by top decorators and see how the sophisticated color palettes of Oushak rugs provide a great jumping off point for adding color to interiors.
Oushak rugs have become very popular with interior designers because their soft colors and antique patterns give them the ability to completely transform the look of a room. In today's blog post we will see how designers use Oushak rugs to pull together all the fabrics and furniture into a unified whole, add a luxurious texture and define cozy seating areas in a large open plan living room. The three interiors in today's post are traditional, but this does not mean that Oushak rugs work only in traditional interiors. Future blog posts will show how Oushak rugs are used to enhance contemporary interiors.
If you like the comfort of traditional furniture and also like clean modern looks then Oushak rugs can help you achieve both aims. interior designers have been creating interiors that look modern by using pales colored fabrics on traditional furniture and anchoring them on softly colored Oushak rugs. In today's post we will look at three stunning rooms where the designer has created a modern look by mixing contemporary furniture with traditional and anchored everything with an Oushak rug. Oushak rugs look modern because of their soft colors make ancient patterns meld into the background giving the rugs an almost abstract look. Thus Oushak rugs are traditional and modern at the same time. This dual nature of Oushak rugs means they connect with both modern and traditional furniture. So when a designer wishes to give a modern look to a room with traditional furniture they often choose an Oushak rug. We will study these three rooms closely and learn how to design rooms that look modern and feel comfortable and invitng. Read More