Best of September-October 2014 Veranda: 5 Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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The September-October 2014 issue of Veranda has five gorgeous rooms that offer valuable insights on how to create the feeling tone and look you desire. The key lies in the thoughtful pairing of fabrics, furniture and decorative rugs and paying attention to scale, color palettes, textures, design styles and materials. I have summarized the insights in the caption under each room image. Read More

How Jane Fonda Enriched Home by Mixing Oriental Rugs with Modern Rugs

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Recently a homeowner fell in love with a modern floral rug but was concerned it would not work with the traditional Oriental rugs she already had in the adjoining rooms. This worry arises from a common misconception that everything in a home should match, or at the very least be of the same style. We will learn why leading interior designers advise against "matchy matchy" decorating. To bring their advice home we will look at Jane Fonda's newly built northern New Mexico ranch home, recently featured in Architectural Digest, where Fonda deliberately juxtaposed objects that many people think do not belong together. Fonda chose this approach because she wanted the newly built home to look more sophisticated and historical. Her decorating was so effective that “When Robert Redford came to visit he thought the house was at least a hundred years old,” Fonda told Architectural Digest. Pictures of the rooms are accompanied by quotes from leading decorators explaining why this decorating approach works far better than the approach of matching every object. Read More

Add Style and Warmth to Rooms: 6 Chic Interiors with Oushak Rugs

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If you’re looking for ideas for designing rooms that look chic and also feel warm and welcoming, then you will find today's six rooms by top interior decorators highly instructive. As you view the images, look for the following five keys techniques the designers used to create these stunning rooms: 1. Juxtaposing rough materials with elegant objects; 2. Mixing objects of different styles, materials and textures 3. Using both cool and warm colors; 4. How the Oushak rug was used to pull together all the different styles and colors in the room and finally 5. How open plan rooms were made to look organized by defining different spaces with rugs. Read More

Reduce Holiday Stress in 4 Spaces Calmed by Oushak Rugs

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According to the authoritative Mayo Clinic, "The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests- stress and depression. And it's no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands- parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few". The Mayo Clinic's 10 Tips to prevent holiday stress and depression includes this advice: "Make some time for yourself. Spending just 15 minutes alone, without distractions, may refresh you enough to handle everything you need to do". Finding a space in your home that makes you feel relaxed and where you can get away from it all is very important to have at any time of the year, but never more so than during the holidays. Each of us has different preferences for places that feel restful and replenishing. Some like the cozy privacy that only a bedroom can provide while others may find it more relaxing to be among family in a traditional dining room. Rugs are an important factor in creating a feeling of security and calm in any room. Oushak rugs are particularly effective because their luxurious texture, soft colors and ancient patterns are excellent at creating both calmness and elegance in a room as the four rooms below demonstrate.

Bring Warmth and Chic Style with Oushak Rugs: 4 Stunning Rooms

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As winter brings snow to parts of the country not used to seeing it, it is not just in New England that we start thinking of how to make our homes cozy and comfortable. One of the most important factors in making a room feel inviting is the right rug and Oushak rugs with soft, silky pile come first to mind. The best Oushak rugs have thick, lustrous pile that will cushion your feet in luxury and keep them well insulated from cold, hard floors.  The subtle patterns of Oushak rugs have a certain magic that reminds you of centuries old traditions which can bring a rich beauty and distinction to a room design. To create a cozy, inviting living room, dining area or bedroom, look for Oushak rugs in muted, earthy tones such as coral, terra cotta, salmon, cinnamon, warm yellow accent colors on a cream, beige or gold background. The four stunning interiors in todays post show how interior designers use these rugs to maximum effect, playing into their luxurious textures, bringing out their warm hues, complementing their evocative patterns, and letting their traditional elegance shine and define the space. Read More

Oushak Rugs Bring Chic Style to 5 Different Rooms of a House

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When designing a home, it's very important to consider each and every space and the particular way the room will be used and what mood you are trying to create in it. Oushak rugs can help you establish the right tone for each room and make it inviting, usable, chic and stylish all at the same time. By using Oushak rugs throughout the house you can create a coherent feeling and harmony throughout the home. Because Oushak rugs come in so many different colors and styles, you can create very different looks in each room. If you already have some ideas about the moods you would like to develop in each space, you can look for an Oushak rug that speaks to that theme and then let the rug inspire the design of the space. Today we will explore how 5 interior designers use Oushak rugs to create the different moods in a foyer, living room, dining room, media/game room and bedroom. Each room has a distinct personality and the designer found just the right Oushak rug to help them create the look and feel the client desired for the room. Read More

4 Top Designers Create Luxurious Living Rooms with Oushak Rugs

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If you are looking for a way to create a room that looks luxurious, richly textured and stylish then an Oushak rug can help lend a definite air of elegance without looking showy or too formal. Interior designers are continually discovering new ways to create chic and inviting interiors with Oushak rugs and we will look at four of them today to learn how they do it. Read More

4 Top Designers Choose Oushak Rugs to Add Excitment to Interiors

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If you've ever walked into a boring, dreary room, you may have noticed that something feels missing. The space seems shallow and one-dimensional. You can't exactly nail it down, but the room just falls flat. The secret to creating interest and depth in a room is layering. Adding layers with Oushak rugs is one effective way to add depth and warmth to any space. Read More

Oushak Rugs Nurture the Emotions in 4 Chic Interiors

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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

Oushak Rugs Enrich 7 Chic and Airy Interiors

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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