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4 Complete and useful tips to chose the perfect rug for your interior

Those tips should help you to make the perfect choice. Wether it is to define an area in your space, bring a peaceful and relaxed feeling, or add some character and colourful twist to your decor. 

As Feng Shui concepts confirm: Rugs can help to add a homey feel and create a good Chi flow.

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TIP 1: THE SIZE

Dining room
Bedroom
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Credit: Home Decor and Staging and Interior Design 


TIP 2: THE RIGHT COLORS 

In order to chose the best colour tone that will integrate your rug harmoniously with the colour of each other pieces of the room, you will need to take into account the energy that these colours can bring into your space and how you would like them to influence you. Be sure to choose the quality of energy that works best for you and your family. 

 

Start by considering who uses a room most often:

Credit: femina.ch  This is a very important thing to consider before making color choices. "If you are decorating a nursery, for example, most people innately understand that four walls of red are not conducive to a peaceful nights sleep for baby” says Laura Benko, holistic Feng Shui expert.

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This is a very important thing to consider before making color choices. "If you are decorating a nursery, for example, most people innately understand that four walls of red are not conducive to a peaceful nights sleep for baby” says Laura Benko, holistic Feng Shui expert.

Step outside your comfort zone and play with different hues to get the right feel

Credit: Decouvrirdesign.com  If you lack motivation and are dwelling in a sea of calming, quieting neutrals, adding some pops of dynamic color and fiery tones can enhance your sense of drive and enthusiasm."Using color in this way is how this ancient art of placement has been updated from thousands of years ago," Benko says. "Tap into the colors you subconsciously need the most in order to create a more balanced home that supports your goals and desires.”   

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If you lack motivation and are dwelling in a sea of calming, quieting neutrals, adding some pops of dynamic color and fiery tones can enhance your sense of drive and enthusiasm."Using color in this way is how this ancient art of placement has been updated from thousands of years ago," Benko says. "Tap into the colors you subconsciously need the most in order to create a more balanced home that supports your goals and desires.”

 

Fire colors in lively spaces

Credit: theeverygirl.com   Rug can also bring a pop of color to your decor.Active rooms like dining rooms , hallways or foyer can benefit more from dynamic colors. People circulate through the space and the movement can be expressed with a dynamic color.

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Rug can also bring a pop of color to your decor.Active rooms like dining rooms , hallways or foyer can benefit more from dynamic colors. People circulate through the space and the movement can be expressed with a dynamic color.

 

Neutrals, greens, and blues

Credit:  Frenchifancy.com  Those colors tend to meet needs best for Bedrooms and living rooms.     

Credit:  Frenchifancy.com

Those colors tend to meet needs best for Bedrooms and living rooms.

 

          All natural

Credit: Cotémaison  An all-neutral palette feels richer and more balanced if you mix textures, such as a course jute rug or a furry sheepskin rug.

Credit: Cotémaison

An all-neutral palette feels richer and more balanced if you mix textures, such as a course jute rug or a furry sheepskin rug.

           


TIP 3: MATERIAL

How much traffic and use does the room get? 

Hallways with high foot traffic need durable flooring, while bedrooms and dining room rugs are less susceptible to heavy wear.

 

Natural

Credit: turbulences-deco.fr  Natural rugs are woven from fibers extracted from plants, including sisal, jute, seagrass and hemp. Because of their durability, affordable price and neutral color palette, natural rugs are especially good for high-traffic areas.

Credit: turbulences-deco.fr

Natural rugs are woven from fibers extracted from plants, including sisal, jute, seagrass and hemp. Because of their durability, affordable price and neutral color palette, natural rugs are especially good for high-traffic areas.

Tufted

Credit: La redoute  Tufting, a technique that involves inserting yarn through a woven base to create a pile, is a common way to achieve precise patterns. The pile can be looped or cut, creating subtle texture in different combinations. Tufted rugs last longer in lower-traffic areas.   

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Tufting, a technique that involves inserting yarn through a woven base to create a pile, is a common way to achieve precise patterns. The pile can be looped or cut, creating subtle texture in different combinations. Tufted rugs last longer in lower-traffic areas.

 

Dhurries + Kilims

Credit: Marieke.fr  Dhurries and kilims are flat-woven wool and cotton rugs that are usually reversible. Known for their bright colors and graphic patterns, they tend to be durable, easy to clean and work just about anywhere.

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Dhurries and kilims are flat-woven wool and cotton rugs that are usually reversible. Known for their bright colors and graphic patterns, they tend to be durable, easy to clean and work just about anywhere.

Overdyed + Distressed Rugs

Credit: Overstock.com  Overdyed and distressed rugs use a cycle of dyeing, washing or distressing to achieve a one-of-a-kind finish. During this artisanal process, colors blend and textures soften for a vintage feel that's good for moderate foot traffic.     

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Overdyed and distressed rugs use a cycle of dyeing, washing or distressing to achieve a one-of-a-kind finish. During this artisanal process, colors blend and textures soften for a vintage feel that's good for moderate foot traffic.

 


TIP 4: THE PATTERNS

What color is your furniture? If your bed's got a lot going on, try a solid color or neutral rug to bring things down to earth—or make a basic sofa pop with a patterned rug.

Versatil neutrals

Credit: Domaine Home  A neutral rug forms a solid foundation when you want to layer on rich textures, patterns or colors. Think of it as the canvas for the rest of your room.

Credit: Domaine Home

A neutral rug forms a solid foundation when you want to layer on rich textures, patterns or colors. Think of it as the canvas for the rest of your room.

Solid Colors

Credit : Attendsmoissousladouche  A monochromatic rug complements patterned furniture by grounding it in a primary palette. In a living room, try matching the rug to the secondary color in a patterned sofa.

Credit : Attendsmoissousladouche

A monochromatic rug complements patterned furniture by grounding it in a primary palette. In a living room, try matching the rug to the secondary color in a patterned sofa.

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Playfull Patterns

Credit: Tempo da Delicadeza   If your furniture is a solid color or neutral, try a patterned rug. For foolproof color coordination, match the secondary color in the rug to your sofa or key furniture.      

Credit: Tempo da Delicadeza 

If your furniture is a solid color or neutral, try a patterned rug. For foolproof color coordination, match the secondary color in the rug to your sofa or key furniture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feng Shui Design event at Imperio Showroom

I had the best time at Imperio Showroom. I gave a Feng shui design presentation to a keen crowd of design enthusiasts!

And Jessica Packer, owner of Imperio did a fantastic job at showcasing her beautiful exotic home and fashion goods from countries such as Argentina, Thailand and Burma.

From silk pillows to colorful shawls and cowhide rugs like the one under my feet on the above photo, it was a colorful and rich sight to look at.

I thought I would share some of the images of this fun evening of design with  you!

Photography by my dear friend and very talented photographer Francis Augustine

Jessica Packer and Marie Burgos

Silk Shawls from Imperio

Maria Longo (writer), Peggy Bates (Nota Design), Diane Brady (Author), Marie Burgos

Jessica Packer dressing up one of the guests with silk

Silk Pillows from Burma by Imperio

Guests at the Imperio event

Metal bowls from Imperio

Think color, think exotic, think fun... for designs with Marie Burgos Design!!

Luxury Home Goods from Exotic Places

I have just discovered IMPERIO showroom. They carry an amazing selection of luxury design accents for the adventurous designer!

Founded in 1999, IMPERIO jp is a lifestyle showroom focused on bringing the finest goods from around the world to the US and Europe. Items made by small craftsmen, artisans, and workshops in developing countries that previously have never exported, and use local materials.

From silk taffeta throws from Brazil, Cashmere fabrics from Peru,  to hand woven Ikat pillows and cow hide rugs from Argentina... their collection of treasures is endless...

Discover here some of their beautiful pieces which you can find in some of the most prestigious stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Barneys and more...

Silk pillows selection by Imperio

Silk Ikat pillows by Imperio

For more information on interior design and Feng Shui, email marie@ marieburgosdesign.com and visit www.marieburgosdesign.com

The Hexagonal shape helps you live longer!

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A beautiful area rug with hexagonal patterns

The hexagonal shape is used more and more in the world of Interior Design. In Feng Shui, it represents longevity, expansiveness and celestial power. With its 6 facets, the hexagon supports your home and introduces the notion that things will last. The number 6 is one of the luckiest numbers for the Chinese community.

Here are a few ideas to help you bring more of the number 6 luck into your life throw design.

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Fun yellow hexagonal side tables from West Elm

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Dramatic hexagonal mirror

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Cute hexagonal ottoman from Nate Berkus

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Hexagonal wall tiles arranged in a very geometric pattern for a very chic look.

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Hexagonal shapes create a honeycomb look on this classic wallpaper.

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Elegant Marquetry trays from Williams- Sonoma.

For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui email Marie Burgos at marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit our site on www.marieburgosdesign.com

Have you used hexagonal shaped accents or furniture in your home? Do you think that you are likely to use hexagonal shapes in your home in the near future? If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment on my blog!

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Designing with animal prints: The Zebra Look!

If you love animal prints or have an exotic theme to your room, an animal print rug can, piece of furniture or accent can be the finishing touch that really brings the feel of that theme to the room.

Animal print is a fun accent in a room, but it can be overpowering if you use too much. Just as you would not wear an all animal print outfit, you should not overpower your room with animal print either.

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1- Animal print carpet or rugs are a popular choice for eclectic, transitional, and contemporary homes. Zebra rugs are especially popular in black and white rooms. If you have animal print carpet, you should have few, if any, other prints in the room. Do NOT do any other animal print in the room.

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2- An animal print or faux fur ottoman is another sophisticated choice. Make sure you pair it with a solid colored sofa or bed cover. Here beautiful apricot drapes and wall accent make a statement.

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3- Upholstering an accent chair in animal print is a fun addition to a room. Since it is sure to draw attention, make sure it is not competing for attention with other items in the room.

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4- For just a touch of animal print, consider using an animal print or faux fur pillow. The pillow can go on a chair, on a bed, or on the floor for kids to lay on while watching TV.

So could a touch of zebra be used somewhere in your home?

For more information about Interior Design and Feng Shui email Marie Burgos at marie@marieburgosdesign.com and visit our site on www.marieburgosdesign.com

Do you own any zebra style piece in your home? Do you think that you are likely to get a zebra accent for your home in the near future? If so please let me know about it by leaving a comment!