Complement a Modern Vibe with Vibrant Red Rugs

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Red is a thoroughly modern color – bold, unapologetic and hard to miss. It works brilliantly with blacks and white, blends with browns, and adds contrast and flavor to designs dominated by orange or pink. You can use red to create crisp patterns, provide a strong visual anchor or even liven up subtle tonal effects. It’s a can’t-miss color that can work in a surprising number of contexts. These five rooms show a few of the different ways red rugs can be used to complement and complete a modern design.  Read More

Red Rugs Evoke Emotion in 4 Interiors

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Red was one of the first dyes that the early humans discovered and it is one of the first colors used in paintings, pottery, and fabric. Our ancestors have been using the color red for thousands of years, and over this time we have developed a strong emotional attachment to this color. Today we associate red with romance, passion, danger and power. Using red rugs in your home can evoke powerful emotions while drawing attention to the most unique elements in the room. Read More

Mona Berman Modernizes Tradition with Orange Rugs and Red Rugs

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The next issue of Traditional Home Magazine will feature the work of Mona Ross Berman  named one of the '10 New Trad Designers' of 2012. I was so impressed by Mona Ross Berman's unexpected, colorful and modern twist on traditional decorating with orange rugs and red rugs that I decided to focus today's post entirely on Mona's refreshing approach. Read More

How to Bring Color to Rooms with Contemporary-Traditional Wool Rugs

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"If you are struggling with what kind of a color combination to use in a room and what to blend with it—find a fabric that has a pattern and one of the colors in the fabric should be the main color in the rug.This fabric will then give you your whole color game plan". Eric Guenther, Chief Designer, Whim Home, San Juan Capistrano, CA 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

Contemporary Wool Rugs Inspired by 2000 year old Roman Stone Art

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A few years ago I was struck by the beauty of a 2000 year old Roman stone street. The stones had irregular shapes, rounded corners and were fitted together to form an organic pattern akin to crocodile skin. In a flash I saw the possibility of creating a great contemporary wool rug with irregular silk lines . Read More