2016 Hampton Designer Showhouse 10 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

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The 2016 Hampton Designer Showhouse features 10,000 sq. ft. on three verdant acres in Sag Harbor, New York. The 8 bedrooms, 7.5 baths and numerous well lit spaces are a great showcase for the work of 26 interior designers who have artfully mixed tasteful furniture, elegant designer rugs and eye catching art. I was particularly attracted to the spaces by Liliane Hart, Michael Del Piero, McGrath II, Wolf Interior Design, Kate Singer, Mabley Handler, Julie Dodson, The Rinfret Group, Tilton Fenwick and Mikel Welch. Saunders Realty is marketing the house for $5,300,000 including such solar powered amenities as an elevator, home theater, gym, wine cellar, folding glass wall system and a 45' pool and hot tub. Read More

Designer Rugs Add Glamour to Kips Bay Show House’s 10 Best Interiors

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"Maximalism is thriving" proclaimed The New York Times in an article about the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House. "The house .... reflects the lifestyle of today’s gazillionaires," intoned The Washington Post which was itself bought out by the super gazillionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos just a few years ago. Let us take a look at how the 10 best rooms in this $35 million 1909 mansion were made glamorous, and comfortable by designer rugs. Read More

August 2014 Design Magazines: 7 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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The 7 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs from the August 2014 issues of the top Design Magazines will inspire you in bringing elegance and warmth to living rooms, libraries and bedrooms. These 7 interiors were selected from Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, New York Cottages and Gardens, Traditional Home and House Beautiful. Read More

Best of March 2014 Design Magazines: 19 Rooms with Decorative Rugs

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The unrelenting fury of winter has postponed thoughts of spring for those of us who live in the north. So it is especially encouraging to see that the March 2014 issues of major interior design magazines have not given up hope and are featuring more rooms with sunny colors. It is also nice to see Veranda Magazine revive from its recent decline. But other publications are not doing as well. Lonny Magazine had emerged from nowhere to promise a new answer to the digital conundrum, but they have had to cut back their publishing frequency. Elle Decor, Traditional Home and House Beautiful have fewer new and exciting rooms. But don't worry, I have compensated by extending coverage to newer more exciting magazines such as Luxe, Florida Design, New York Cottage and Gardens and Connecticut Cottages and Gardens. I hope you will find a stimulating variety in these 19 best interiors with decorative rugs from the March 2014 issues of the best interior design magazines. Read More

Four Ways to Design Glamorous Interiors with Geometric Rugs

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In today's psot we will discuss four ways geometric rugs can help you design chic and glamorous interiors. Geometric patterns are extremely adaptable and flexible and we see them all around us, from the delicate symmetry of a snowflake or seashell spiral in nature to the man-made structures that have stood the test of time. Geometry plays a central role in architecture and design. This love affair with symmetry, balance and proportion plays out in interior design as well, and the concept is highlighted by the adaptability of geometric rugs to bring a room together with balance and symmetry that is so pleasing to the eye. Read More