Elle Decor July 2017: 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

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Every month I read Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Veranda, House Beautiful and Traditional Home as soon as they come out and each month I feature the two magazines that have the best rooms that month. This July Elle Decor once again surpassed with more outstanding rooms with designer rugs than any other magazine. Here are the 5 best of the best in July. Read More

Architectural Digest’s 5 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs in September 2016

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It is with great pleasure to have selected a unique grouping of spaces with designer rugs in the September 2016 Architectural Digest. These rooms share an elegant simplicity, while featuring bold artwork, custom furnishings and imaginative home decor. Matthias Vriens-McGrath delights us with his dreamy talents being used on his own Los Angeles abode. Since 2012, designer Stephen Sills has been on the AD100 list, and you can experience his work in a Central Park apartment he remodeled. Marc Jacobs brings us his unabashed design with unexpected techniques in his New York apartment and Laure Hériard-Dubreuil and husband Aaron Young share with us a glimpse into their East Village rowhouse.   Read More

Traditional Home’s 10 Summer Rooms with Designer Rugs

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We've sought out 10 summer rooms from Traditional Home that showcase great designer rugs. As you'll see, there are many styles of rugs, colors and patterns that can be successful in any summer retreat. Get inspired by these rooms for the next time you need to design that perfect summer home. Read More

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 7 Fashion Designers Choose Decorative Rugs for Their Own Homes

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How do fashion geniuses chose decorative rugs for their own homes? Are their homes as glorious as their fashions? Can we apply what we learn from their interiors to our own homes? We take a  look at the homes of 7 fashion leaders- Isaac Mizrahi, Jenni Kayne, Hubert de Givenchy, Josie Natori, Geoffrey Beene, Tory Burch and Liz Claiborne to learn from their decorating approach. Read More

Pinterest 20 Best Interiors with Stripes and Striped Rugs

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Pinterest's 20 best interiors with striped rugs, fabrics and wallcoverings were chosen because they offer the greatest inspiration for designing chic and stylish rooms. The 20 interiors show that stripes work equally well in traditional rooms as they do in contemporary spaces. Stripes will add zip to a beach house and also help bring a chic look to a Manhattan apartment. Stripes come in neutrals as well as in bold colors, and you will see how interior designers use each type of stripe to the best effect. Read More

Europe’s It Designer Renews 16th Century Palace with Decorative Rugs

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Lorenzo Castillo widely considered Europe's "It" interior designer, was asked by a client to modernize a palace in Seville while staying faithful to it's history. The palace was built during Spain's golden age, the 16th century, when the nation ruled the trade routes to the New World. Today's post will show how Castillo used beautiful fabrics, antique furniture and classsic decorative rugs to create interiors that combine 21st century comfort with sophisticated historical touches. Read More

Carrier & Co. Sleek Stylish Room on Striped Pastel Oriental Rug

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Carrier and Company unified this sleek and stylish living room with a pastel striped Oriental rug for the 2011 Elle Decor Concept House. Image courtesy Carrier & Co.Jessie Carrier and Mara Miller are among three of Elle Decor’s top designers to watch in 2011. The striped oriental rug has blue, greenish yellow, copper, brass and dark brown stripes to pull together all the colors in the room. Image courtesy Carrier & Co. Read More