Oushak Rugs Make it Easy to Design Classic Modern Interiors

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There's something about Oushak rugs and cool, classic modern rooms that just go well together. Many people assume that the more contemporary the room, funkier, hipper sleeker the accessories and furnishings. That's probably the best way to walk into the land of predictability. Oushak rugs can enhance the beauty of modern rooms in the following way: Read More

How to Design Chic Dining Areas with Oushak Rugs

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If you're planning on decorating your dining room with Oushak rugs, you have many design choices at your fingertips. Dining rooms or dining areas are very important parts of your home. Whether you're decorating a casual dining space off the kitchen or a formal dining room that can easily seat 20, you want the space where you break bread with your loved ones to be warm and welcoming. Read More

How to Enhance an Ordinary Room with Oushak Rugs

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In the world of interiors, there are many signature pieces designers can choose from to frame the blank canvas of a room they are starting to work on, but few impart such an air of distinction as a fine Oushak rug. Particularly when you’re looking to add new life to a large space, define specific areas or impart an air of sophistication to a seemingly simple room, an Oushak rug provides the framework award-winning designers seek around the world. Read More

How to Design Stunning Rooms with Oushak Rugs

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Fashion legend Bill Blass once said “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” These words encourage us trust our instincts whether we are designing a cozy den or a stately living room. If you are looking for great ideas for decorating with Oushak rugs, a great place to start is Southern California interior designer Eric Guenther's tips on decorating with Oushak rugs. Then take Bill Blass' advice and follow your instincts. To stir up your imagination, view the following rooms and see how famous decorators have used Oushak rugs to design stunning rooms. Read More

How Celebrity Homes Add Glamour with Oushak Rugs

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There's something deliciously naughty about seeing the way celebrities live in their homes. It's always interesting to see how the characters that they play on screen differ from the way they live in real life. How many times were you surprised to see that a celebrity that you thought was a grungy antihero who probably lived in a downtown L.A. loft filled with reclaimed garbage cans actually lived in a stately estate in the Bird Streets of the Hollywood Hills filled with Ming Dynasty sculptures and Old Masters. These glimpses into a celebrity's life show that people are sometimes not what they seem, and they're more complex and diverse than they may appear on the surface. Read More

How to Design Chic Interiors with Oushak Rugs and Blue with Grey

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 If you've seen Oushak rugs in person, you know how they can blanket a room with their soft beauty. Take a room with a bare floor wooden floor, and you may feel its beauty, but you'll also feel its hardness. Add in Oushak rugs, and you'll feel as if you've been transported into a whole new world. Their patterns, their colors and their woven textures can instantly transform rooms into masterpieces. The faded colors in Oushak rugs, far from being defects, are actually highly sought after characteristics and instantly enhance the look of a room.   Read More

3 Ways of Enriching Modern Décor with Oushak Rugs

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Celebrated decorator Miles Red says, “Juxtaposition…is the essence of chic.”  He wants us to learn that it's the combination of opposites—"high/low, shiny/matte; refined/crude; grand/humble; modern/ancient"—that is at the heart of chic design. The best modern Oushak rugs embody this juxtaposition because they express ancient patterns in modern colors. So when you pair a fine Oushak rug with modern furniture or modern art, you are juxtaposing the ancient and the modern. But it doesn't stop here, because on top of the juxtaposition of opposites you are also making a connection between the modern colors of Oushak rugs and the colors of contemporary furniture and art. Both the connections and the contrasts between Oushak rugs and modern decor are important as we shall see in the interiors featured in today's post. Read More

How to Magically Transform Interiors with Oushak Rugs

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Updated July 8, 2015. Fine Oushak rugs are arguably one of the world’s oldest fashionable interior calling cards. The art of Oushak rugs developed over hundreds of years in the villages of western Turkey. Today the ancient patterns of Oushak rugs are being copied in Afghanistan and India but the copies do not have the luxurious texture that is a hallmark of fine Oushak rugs. This unique texture is the result of weaving with the ancient Turkish knot and using lustrous hand spun wool and subtle shades of coral, gold, blue, geen and sometimes gray. This combination is found only in the finest Turkish Oushak rugs or in the Oushak rugs produced by specialists such as Asmara. Fine Oushak rugs bring an understated elegance to a room. Read More