4 Reasons Hand-Knotted Rugs Are Made to Last

4 Reasons Hand-Knotted Rugs Are Made to Last

A hand-knotted rug is a work of art, but there’s no need to adopt a look-don’t-touch policy in your home. Remarkably strong and designed to be used, hand-knotted rugs are the most durable around. Most antique rugs are hand-knotted, proof that they last for generations. Find out why, below. 1. There’s Strength in Knots A hand-knotted rug typically has between 50-160 knots per square inch. Each knot is individually tied by a skilled weaver, creating an ultra-strong structure that won’t...

The One-Day, No-Construction, Total-Apartment Makeover

The One-Day, No-Construction, Total-Apartment Makeover

Transform every room in your home without any renovations Decor fatigue happens. One season you absolutely love something, and the next, it’s meh. But scrapping it all and starting anew isn’t an option for most of us—and it doesn’t need to be. Besides, the pieces in your home are there because you’re drawn to them. Maybe it’s the composition that’s off. This room-by-room, before-and-after makeover shows you how simply rearranging furniture and decor you already have (with a few key...

Pattern Play: 4 Ways to Use Patterns like a Pro

Pattern Play: 4 Ways to Use Patterns like a Pro

Design greats like Sister Parish and David Hicks weren’t shy about their love for patterns. They made mixing and matching and using bold elements look easy—and now, you can too. With a few basic tips to guide you, you’ll be able to incorporate pattern into any room in your home. Put them everywhere. The more, the merrier. The key to making a mix of patterns work is to carry it throughout the entire room, not just one part of it....

Modern Design Icon: The Moroccan Rug

Modern Design Icon: The Moroccan Rug

Moroccan Goes Modern: How Moroccan Rugs Transformed Mid-Century Modern Design Long a favorite of design buffs, Moroccan rugs are enjoying a resurgence in popularity. But their use in modern culture will forever be tied to the movement that introduced and popularized them in the west: 20th century modern design. Architects and interior designers alike—think icons like Mies Van der Roe and Billy Baldwin—heralded these earthy, organic rugs for their simple elegance. Today and during the modernist movement, these rugs were the perfect tool to...

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