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

4 Top Designers Create Dramatic Rooms with Aubusson Rugs

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Aubusson rugs feature designs originally created by French artists. These tapesty weave rugs first began to be made in the 16th century in the village of Aubusson on the banks of the Creuse river whose water is thought to have special qualities for dyeing brilliant colors. The classical beauty of Aubusson rugs has withstood the test of time. Top interior designers around the world use Aubusson rugs to bring classical elegance to interiors. The classical patterns and artistic color palettes of these rugs can energize a room and pull together furniture and objects of different styles. Since the colors of Aubusson rugs are composed by fine artists, they provide a valuable source of inspiration for choosing the color palette for the rest of the room. The four interiors in today's post are all by top designers and show the different ways you can decorate with Aubusson rugs. Read More

Aubusson Rugs and Chandeliers Heighten Glamour: 4 Chic Interiors

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Audrey Hepburn once said, “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.” Hepburn could have been speaking of the incomparable beauty that results from artfully using an Aubusson rug and a crystal chandelier in a well designed room. Aubusson rugs are named after the village in central France where these rugs have been made by hand in a tapestry weave that has adorned the castles and palaces of French royalty for hundreds of years. Chandelier is a version of the French word, chandelabre, literally meaning hanging candle. Both objects are of French origin and when they are used in combination they produce a sophistication and elegance that is admired the world over. These quintessential design elements are found in the palaces and mansions of the rich and famous. When done right, pairing an Aubusson rug with a chandelier can bring that same opulence into your home. 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