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Tasteful Ideas for Traditional Dining Room Floors
What's under your dining table is just as important as what's on top. Dining room flooring can be tricky — it needs to be practical, but in a room that usually has fewer accessories and spots for personality, the flooring is one of the few major elements...
8 Secrets to Pairing Patterns With an Oriental Rug
Early in my writing career, I interviewed a designer who had used variations of the same color in her home for 20 years. When I asked if she'd ever thought about getting rid of everything and starting the palette over from scratch, she gave me a long...
Guest Picks: Artistic Rugs
I love shopping for rugs. I am always on the lookout for beautiful pieces, whether at a furniture store or a flea market. I love the idea of extending art beyond the walls and to the floors, a space that is so often overlooked. Here are a few of my...
Get Floored by a Bold Area Rug
Here I go again, trying to get you to take a walk on the wild side. Sorry, but I'm just not going to give up and let you off easy. Color is good for you. Pattern is good for you. Mixing things up is good for you. So, for the sake of your health...
Outdoor Rugs Have Style Covered
When designing outdoor entertaining areas, many of us omit the one element we use indoors to tie our spaces together: area rugs. Just as you would in your indoor space, add color, define seating areas and warm up your outdoor living room simply by throwing...
Guest Picks: Stylish Rugs Upgrade Outdoor Space
Whether your outdoor dining set needs sprucing up or your front entryway requires a durable footbed, these stylish indoor/outdoor rugs represent the best of the Web. It used to be impossible to find a great indoor/outdoor rug (and still is in many ways),...
Striped Rugs Lay It on the Line
There's a reason you see lots of men wearing striped shirts and pin-striped suits: Stripes are a classic pattern. And they're not just sartorially chic; striped patterns are a great choice for the home as well. They are a particularly nice...
Go Global With Kilim Rugs
Kilim. The word, pronounced "ki-LEEM," conjures visions of exotic countries and tribal customs, and that's pretty close to the truth. These handwoven rugs, with their intricate designs and characteristic flat weave, were born thousands of...
Rugs to Covet: Madeline Weinrib
About four years ago I walked into a small design shop in San Francisco and was positively bowled over by a pink rug with silver medallions. It seemed to magically encompass everything I loved about design, including a few paradoxes. It was simultaneously...
Guest Picks: Top 20 Flat-Weave Rugs
Flat-weave rugs may not be the softest underfoot, but these thin, durable, low-maintenance rugs are the perfect solution for some spaces. You can find flat-weave rugs in a dizzying array of colors (saturated or muted) and patterns (classic or modern)....
10 Fresh Takes on Flokati Rugs
Flokati rugs were white-hot in the '60s and '70s, but they have style and staying power that's carried them beyond the Brady Bunch years. These luxuriant floor coverings feel delicious against your feet on a winter day, and they can instantly warm up...
Guest Picks: 20 Rugs from Around the World
Rugs can do more than warm up the floors of your interior; they can be a cultural statement as well. Through unique carpets, you can be transported from Morocco to the Orient with just one step. Here are some amazing rugs from around the globe that...
DIY: How to Paint a Sisal Rug
Do you have a dingy rug sitting somewhere in your house? Instead of tossing it or hiding it in a back room, you might try giving it a new look with the help of painter's tape and paint. Designers Jenna Burger...
How to Shop for a Persian Rug
Persian rugs are beautiful, mysterious and show-stopping pieces that can last for generations. Choosing the right one from so many options can be a challenge. Read on for suggestions on what to look out for and how to get the most rug out of your shopping...
Guest Picks: Fresh, Modern Rugs
Rugs are like pieces of art and nicely made coats: expensive and full of impact. Therefore, a rug must be chosen wisely and thoughtfully. But oh my, fabulous rugs can be so hard to find! I hope I've saved you hours of legwork by collecting the best...
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