Bessarabian Rugs in 21 Top-Rated Interiors on Pinterest

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We've collected 21 top-pinned interiors from Pinterest that showcase prestigious Bessarabian rugs which were originally made for Russian royalty in the 19th century. The Russian treasury wanted to keep money from its France and England rivals, that they made copies of Aubusson rugs and English needlepoint rugs in the Bessarabia province of Ukraine, where there was a long history of indigenous rug weaving. However, the rug weavers of Bessarabia made rugs according to their folk traditions. The Bessarabian weavers, unfamiliar with French and English methods of weaving, created patterns in their own spontaneous way. The Bessarabian rugs took on a warm, less-formal look, which was very different from the French and English rugs. Bessarabian rugs have become increasingly fashionable with interior designers such as Susan Zises Green, Janet Simon, Michael S. Smith, Stephane Boudin, Lee Radziwill, David Easton, Bunny Williams, Renzo Mongiardino, Mario Buatta and Albert Hadley, to name a few. Find inspiration with these 21 unique spaces and choose a Bessarabian rug for your next project! Read More

Architectural Digest November 2014: 5 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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The November 2014 Architectural Digest has so many great spaces it seemed unfair to pick just 5 for the best interiors with decorative rugs. So I have made two selections, today's post features the 5 best contemporary interiors and a separate post features the 5 best traditional interiors which are all from AD100 interior designer David Easton's fabulous restoration of a 1920's Addison Mizner landmark ocean front mansion in Palm Beach. 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.

Red Rugs Bring Holiday Cheer and Glamour: 4 Stylish Rooms

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The great outdoors can seem dreary as winter arrives for a long stay. However, good interior design featuring red rugs can provide both a festive lift and a year-round boost for you and your guests. Red is a highly emotive color, imparting feelings of love, warmth, and comfort – not just good tidings for this festive season, but worthwhile qualities for your home to have all year round. Today, we’re going to look at how four top designers have used red rugs to bring out the best in living rooms and bedrooms. Read More

Oushak Rugs Enrich 4 Stunning Interiors

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Oushak rugs combine subtle, modern colors with centuries old patterns that originated in Oushak, Turkey in the 17th century. The best Oushak rugs have luscious colors and lustrous wool that will grow in beauty with use. When selecting Oushak rugs look for rugs with luxurious pile and avoid those that have very a low pile which is the result of excessive chemical treatments and distressing. You can choose rugs that have soft shades of cream, blues and golds or you can find rugs with vibrant coral and red tones. Oushak rugs will enhance both modern and traditional interiors as they themselves are a combination of modern colors and antique patterns. Here are 4 interiors in different styles that show the many looks you can create with Oushak rugs. Read More

Oushak Rugs Bring Serene Beauty to 4 Interiors

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A beautifully decorated home is not cluttered with meaningless items. An elegant interior showcases the necessary alongside the meaningful. Designer Charlotte Moss once said, "Our objects, bibelots, whatnots, and knickknacks- say the most about who we are. They are as honest as a diary." Honesty and purpose can be the difference between a space that looks like a random assortment of items and a room that is truly curated and Oushak rugs are a great help in designing a purposefully decorated space. Read More

Green Rugs Bring Chic Style and Soothing Calm to 3 Interiors

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Green is a color that is often associated with rebirth, nature, and growth.  In some cultures, green is also used in the home to signify wealth and prosperity.  Using green rugs in an interior is an excellent way to build a room around these themes and infuse the regenerative, calming qualities of nature.

Aubusson Rugs Bring French Art to 4 Interiors

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Choosing artwork for a room can be very tricky, especially if you aren't an art buff or don't happen to have an art consultant on hand. We often think of artwork as primarily for our walls, but Aubusson rugs can add a touch of artistry to a room without the hassle of choosing original artwork. Many of the designs found in Aubusson rugs were made from original paintings made by fine artists, so it is only natural that their presence would bring a sense of beauty to any room.

Aubusson Rugs Evoke Different Moods in 4 Chic Interiors

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If you wish to design a room that feels warm, looks stylish and expresses your personality then Aubusson rugs can help you achieve your desire. It is common misconception that Aubusson rugs belong only in formal French interiors. If a Monet or a Renoir painting is at home in a modern living room so is an Aubusson rug. Good art transcends it's period and is used by each generation in a new way. Today we will look at 4 chic interiors which show the many different ways Aubusson rugs are being used today by top interior designers. Read More