Contemporary and Traditional Wool Rugs, Decorating Tips by Bill Barr

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Interior Designer Bill Barr writes a stylish blog on Interior Design and has a deep understanding of decorating with both contemporary wool rugs and traditional wool rugs. I invited Bill to share his advice on decorating with rugs. Read More

Geometric Decorative Rugs Set Trend in Mary McDonald’s Kips Bay 2011

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I visited the 2011 Kips Bay Decorator Show House last Sunday as I do each year, to forecast fashion trends in the best quality decorative rugs. I was most impressed by Mary McDonald's entrance hall. It is one of the two trend setting rooms in the entire show house, the other being Celerie Kemble's Lady's Library, featured in yesterdays post. Read More

Top 5 Questions People Have About the Best Rugs for a Room, Part 1

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The 4 Best Rug Innovations of the past 25 years, Part 2

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 In yesterdays post I discussed the first two innovations that have re-invigorated oriental rugs. Even though the vast majority of oriental rugs made today are copies of popular designs, a few innovative rug makers have started making original art rugs that compare favorably with the finest antique rugs made 300 years ago. By understanding the 4 big innovations of the last 25 years you will learn how to distinguish rugs that are original works of art from those that are copies. Read More

The 4 Best Rug Innovations of the past 25 years, Part 1

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The last 25 years has seen four big innovations in the best oriental rugs. Even though the vast majority of oriental rugs made in the last 130 years are not original works of art, a few innovators are now making rugs that compare favorably with the finest antique rugs made 300 years ago. By understanding the 4 biggest rug innovations you will learn to distinguish which rugs are original works of art and which are copies.   Read More