How to Transform a French Château with Oriental Rugs: 28 Photos

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AD100 interior designer Timothy Corrigan bought a neoclassical Loire Valley château from the French government in 2005 and after years of painstaking effort has transformed it into a home that is not only stylishly aristocratic but also surprisingly warm and livable. “It would have been very easy to design the room in true 18th-century style, with little spindly gold chairs and not a lot of places to sit,” Corrigan told Architectural Digest. Instead Corrigan used oriental rugs and comfortable furniture to create intimate spaces throughout the château. Corrigans rooms show us how to create warm and livable environments in any size home regardless of its style or setting. Read More

How to Decorate Stylishly with Pink and Pink Rugs: 15 Chic Rooms

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When the Spring/Summer 2014 women’s fashions were introduced on the runways, Vogue, UK exclaimed, "If in doubt, make it pink, smother it with flowers and wear it with flat sandals next summer." Now pink is jumping from women's fashions to interiors. But the big question for most of us is how to use pink tastefully and how to avoid the dreaded syrupy look that many pink interiors are prone to. You need not fear any longer. The 15 interiors by top interior designers will show you several tasteful and stylish ways of decorating with pink and pink rugs.  Read More

Oushak Rugs Help 3 Homeowners Express Their Unique Style

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We feel most comfortable when the design of our home reflects the way we actually live. We can even say that a stylish home is one that reflects our personality. Vogue Magazine's famous editor Anna Wintour advises, “Create your own style…let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” Read More

How to Enhance an Ordinary Room with Oushak Rugs

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In the world of interiors, there are many signature pieces designers can choose from to frame the blank canvas of a room they are starting to work on, but few impart such an air of distinction as a fine Oushak rug. Particularly when you’re looking to add new life to a large space, define specific areas or impart an air of sophistication to a seemingly simple room, an Oushak rug provides the framework award-winning designers seek around the world. Read More

How to Magically Transform Interiors with Oushak Rugs

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Updated July 8, 2015. Fine Oushak rugs are arguably one of the world’s oldest fashionable interior calling cards. The art of Oushak rugs developed over hundreds of years in the villages of western Turkey. Today the ancient patterns of Oushak rugs are being copied in Afghanistan and India but the copies do not have the luxurious texture that is a hallmark of fine Oushak rugs. This unique texture is the result of weaving with the ancient Turkish knot and using lustrous hand spun wool and subtle shades of coral, gold, blue, geen and sometimes gray. This combination is found only in the finest Turkish Oushak rugs or in the Oushak rugs produced by specialists such as Asmara. Fine Oushak rugs bring an understated elegance to a room. Read More

Three Chic Ways to Transform a Room with Orange Rugs

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Orange has gotten a bad reputation over the years; think hunting vests, traffic cones and day-glo shag rugs. Yet orange is a truly versatile color that can create an array of looks. On the warm color spectrum, the collection of orange tints, shades and hues have a chameleon-like capability to match the aura you want to create. Orange rugs can mimic the effects of the other colors on the warm color palette. Orange rugs can have the vibrancy or stateliness of red, the sunny disposition of yellows and the chic or modern look of pinks. Since orange is a color that also always has a character all its own, it certainly lives up to the adage described by legend jeweler Harry Winston: “People will stare. Make it worth their while.” Read More

AD and Pinterest’s 7 Top Interiors with Green Rugs and Emerald Green

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In celebration of Pantone's declaring emerald green 17-5641 as the color of the year for 2013, I searched through Architectural Digest and Pinterest for the 7 most beautiful rooms with green rugs, green walls and emerald green accents. A close study of these captivating interiors offers inspiration for designig interiors with distinctive personality with green rugs and green accents. Read More