12 Chic Tablescapes & Dining Rooms Enriched by Decorative Rugs

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A decorative rug covers one of the largest surfaces in a dining room and has a big influence on how other objects look in the room. The dining rooms below show how to enrich the look of your tablescapes by coordinating them with the decorative rug. Read More

10 Decorating Risks You Need to Take with Floral Rugs

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The most memorable interiors in history did not come about by playing it safe with colors, patterns, textures and scale.There is a fine line between faux pas and innovative style. With study and practice we can hone a fearless personal style. Today's 10 gorgeous interiors with floral rugs show how to take educated risks and the rewards that can come from them. Read More

Valentino Displays Love for Chinoiserie and Needlepoint Rugs

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Valentino Garavani has been called the maestro of Italian couture and the epitome of Italian high fashion. So I was surprised to learn that the decorative style he admires most is not Italian but 18th century Chinese. Valentino told Architectural Digest, “When I was in Beijing for the first time, in 1993, I saw a collection of old Chinese costumes, and it was one of the great emotional moments of my life.” Valentino's passion for Chinoiserie is so strong, he has re-decorated his grand 17th century château outside Paris in Chinoiserie style anchored by an exuberant needlepoint rug that perfectly complements his collection of English, Dutch, and Italian Chinoiserie objects. Read More

Aubusson Rugs Adorn Coco Chanel’s and Valentino’s Homes

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We expect iconic fashion designers homes to be as fabulous as the clothes they design, and they never disappoint. Aubusson rugs figure prominently in the homes of many of the most important fashion designers in history. The elegant patterns of Aubusson rugs make them a perfect accessory in the homes of people who pay great attention to style. Read More

Four Ways of Designing Stunning Rooms with Green Rugs

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Green rugs often feature patterns derived from nature; the leaves and flora of nature are by and large green, so it’s a expected motif. Throughout history artists have invented many different rug patterns inspired by nature. If you want your room to stand out, then try green rugs with patterns that have a personality and do not just represent nature in a conventional and expected way. Read More