Savonnerie Carpets Bring Prestige and Style to 3 Interiors

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It is common knowledge that Savonnerie carpets are the most prestigious amongst all rugs. Antique Savonnerie rugs made for Louis XVI fetch millions of dollars at Sotheby's and Christies auctions. Interior designers have incorporated these colorful rugs into some of the most exquisite and sophisticated rooms across the world. The variety of colors and patterns found in Savonnerie rugs impart a prestigious personality to a room. The saying "Less is More" clearly doesn't apply to these rugs. In fact there is now a Pinterest board titled "Less is a Bore" in which rooms with Savonnerie rugs are prominently featured.

Mixing Savonnerie Rugs and Modern Art Creates 2 Stunning Interiors

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There's something thrilling about decorating your home with Savonnerie rugs and modern art. The juxtaposition of old and new, or traditional and modern, can really pack a punch in a room. Savonnerie rugs feature lush patterns that can range from French baroque to Neoclassical and romantic. Savonnerie rugs feature medallions and floral elements within architectural borders. Imagine one of these luscious rugs spread out in a room with dark wood floors. Your first instinct may be to fill the room with Louis XVI furnishings. Savonnerie rugs would obviously look great within that sort of design scheme since that was how they were originally used. Now, imagine that you've got your heart set on a favorite Mark Rothko painting. The rich and densely hued horizontal blocks of color appeal to you, and you wonder if it would work in the room with your classic rug and furnishings. The answer is a resounding "yes." Savonnerie rugs work beautifully with modern art, no matter what type of art it is. You could almost look at Savonnerie rugs as modern art themselves, with their bold designs and vibrant colors. Read More

Savonnerie Rugs Add Splendor to 5 Modern and Traditional Interiors

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We’re used to seeing Savonnerie rugs in opulent rooms packed with antiques and finery fit for Royals – in fact, the picture below of Marie Antoinette’s Gilded Study is an excellent example of Savonnerie rugs in just such a setting. But today's leading interior designers are using Savonnerie rugs in more modern ways as we shall see in the chic interiors featured in today's post. Read More

Savonnerie Rugs in 5 Modern and Glamorous Interior Views

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Some of the best design comes out when two unrelated periods or styles are put together. One glorious example is Brazilian designer and architect Jorge Elias’s use of French Savonnerie rugs and contemporary décor in his chic São Paulo home. Featured in Architectural Digest, the rooms are a spicy combination of French antiques and adornments—such as fabulous Savonnerie rugs—mixed with contemporary art. Read More

Savonnerie Carpets Enrich France’s 5 Grandest Interiors

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Celebrity fashion stylist Rachel Zoe once said, “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” The same can be said of interior design and it seems French Royalty embraced this concept to the fullest as evidenced by their gorgeous interiors adorned with Savonnerie carpets and fine French furniture. The French royals learned that the could proclaim their grandeur and power more eloquently through the magnificence of their interiors than they could with words. Read More

Blue Savonnerie Carpets Adorn 5 Interiors Fit for Royalty

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While Savonnerie rugs have long been associated with royalty, the color blue makes this connection even stronger because blue has long been thought of as a royal color as evidenced by the shade of blue named royal blue. Emotionally blue has a calming effect. When we are calm and relaxed our imagination has free reign and we are open to new possibilities, hence the phrase "blue sky thinking." In ancient times blue was an expensive color so only the very privileged could afford it. It was natural then that Savonnerie carpets often contained the royal color. In today's post we look at 5 stunning interiors with blue Savonnerie rugs and learn what makes these rooms fit for royalty. Read More

5 Opulent Interiors with Aubusson Rugs and Savonnerie Carpets

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If you are looking for ideas on how to create sumptuous interiors with Aubusson rugs, Savonnerie carpets, rich damasks, elegant silks, fabulous English and French antiques, fine porcelains and Old Master paintings you need to look no further than William R. Eubanks who is one of the great practitioners of this type of classic interior design. In today’s post we will learn how much Eubanks relies on Aubusson rugs and Savonnerie carpets to help hime create the look and feel of his splendid interiors. Read More

Savonnerie Carpets Enrich 6 Modern and Regal Interiors

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The ability to bring out the best characteristics of a room is one of the main reasons Savonnerie rugs are a go-to item for many top designers. Despite their reputation for appearing in stately homes, regal palaces and grand estates, Savonnerie rugs can be used in more modern settings or in combination with more mellow decorative elements to make and exquisite style statement without shouting “Look at me!” At the same time Aubusson rugs can be used to enhance the glamor a space and give it a grand appearance. Different rooms call for different treatments and we will look at a variety of rooms so you can get a flavor of what can be done with Savonnerie carpets. Read More

Why Savonnerie Carpets Adorn The Worlds Grandest Hotels

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Savonnerie rugs in all of their pomp and grandeur are a perfect element in grand hotel design. When guests arrive at a hotel after a long flight, they're looking forward to being welcomed into a warm and beautiful environment. If they're paying a lot of money, they're expecting it. The very best hotels go out of their way to make their guests feel as if they're staying in a home away from home. Grand hotels go out of their way to make sure that everywhere their guests look, luxury and comfort greets them at every turn. Savonnerie rugs are a favorite of some of the most decadent hotels in the world because their grandness of scale and intricate beauty implies unlimited opulence. Savonnerie rugs used in hotels' public spaces let guests instinctively know that they are going to be taken care of. Read More