Carpets of the East in Paintings from the West- at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Newborn Baby painting at the Met on

 Decorative Arts enthusiasts, an interesting exhibit starts this week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York:  Carpets of the East in Paintings from the West,  March 11–June 29, 2014.  [Read more…]

Inspired By: Madeline Weinrib

Ikat pattern, Madeline Weinrib fabric, upholstery on

P. 134, Designer: Emma Pilkington, Home: Christina & Chris Cuomo in the Hamptons, Photography:
Roger Davies, Producer: Carlos Mota, Editor: Christine Schwartz Hartley, Item: Navy Luce Ikat Settee


Designer Madeline Weinrib has shaped a sophisticated signature style that is at once timeless and modern. She brings a layered and luxurious sensibility to the world of contemporary design with her collections of heirloom quality carpets and artfully conceived textiles, accessories and home accents. Through her Atelier and Showroom in New York, Madeline Weinrib is devoted to helping her clients create beautifully appointed, bespoke spaces that reflect their distinct personality and singular point of view.  Let’s take a look at the beauty that Madeline brings to interior design: [Read more…]

Pets and Rugs

guilty dog

Our friend Harry over at Addison Dicus offers sage advice for pet owners, should your dog or cat have an accident. Hop on over to see the article, where Harry helps us to protect our fine rug investments. While you are there, take a look at the beautiful rugs!

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Accessory Shopping for a Bachelor Pad

Thought I would share a sneak peak of some of the design elements coming together for a bachelor’s reading room:

Bachelor pad decor

Here are results of a recent spree of accessory shopping for a bachelor pad. Accessories [Read more…]

Guest Post: Oushak Rugs

Please welcome our guest hosts today: Gary Dicus and Harry Chittenden of Addison/Dicus. Their expertise in the world of fine rugs creates a contagious enthusiasm that might find you hopping the next flight to Tampa to go shop with these characters.  My clients always appreciate learning about the fine things we are acquiring. When shopping for oriental rugs, education is key- there are so many different kinds of oriental rugs.  It is important to understand the value of your investment.

Today Gary and Harry share some of the identifiable characteristics and historical significance of the Oushak rugs.  Their knowledge is valuable, entertaining and educational.  Enjoy the read: and when you decide you must have one, their contact information will be at the end of this post. [Read more…]

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