Color of the Year 2010

Pantone Unveils Color of the Year for 2010:
PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise

Turquoise Transports Us to an Exciting, Tropical Paradise While Offering a Sense of Protection and Healing in Stressful Times

In the tribute to the color of the year 2010 I wanted to include some of these fab turquoise pieces that we can inject into our own household.

Wool and Silk Rug

Five arm chandelier , wrought iron, glass

Commode Louis XV

Duralee Textile

Wedgewood China

Elegant hand blown glass lamps with silk shades

Duralee Textile

Rugs 101

Madelein Weinrib

A rug is a fantastic compliment to a room. It not only provides a soft cozy feeling under your bear feet but it can literally make the room feel warmer and will also provide great sound absorption.
Although many people can go without a rug in their bedrooms, others feel it is a necessity for comfort and the overall serene mood of the bedroom.

Before choosing the best rug for your room, you have to asses the room’s  use and the feeling you want to convey.
Do you want to be able to walk on the rug barefoot and have it feel extra plushy under your feet? Are you trying to define a certain space?  Do you want it to feel extra luxurious and last for ever? These are all important questions to ask yourself before starting the search for the perfect rug.

If you are worried about too many patterns in a room try going with a solid textured rug in a loop pile for durability. Small patterns can help disguise wear and tear, so they work better in high-traffic areas.

Prices on rugs can vary and are based on many factors. A hand-woven wool rug will cost much more than a tufted synthetic. The bigger the density of the knots in woven rugs, the more expensive the rug. A material that is used for the rug is a big price indicator. Wool and silk will be much pricier than synthetics yet it will have a different overall effect.
You can buy a great investment rug or a less expensive kind for the high traffic area.

Remember it is important to make this decision right the first time around, since custom pieces can’t be returned. It is very likely that the rug will look different inside your home then it does at the showroom. If you are going to purchase the rug on your own, consider the shipping and restocking charges.

Different types of rugs:

Rugs come in many shapes and sizes. You can have a rug customized to fit your space and have it be tailored to your floor plan.
Some of the standard rug shapes are: Rectangular,
Round, Square and Oval.
There are many different types of rug constructions that not only result in a particular look and texture, but should be designated for the right type of use.

Flat Weave:
These smooth, thin, flat, durable rugs are great option for high-traffic areas like hallways, kitchens, or entry ways, and offices with rolling chairs.

Cut Pile:
Carpets that have had the original loop sheared create a softer but more crushable surface best for lower traffic areas such as bedrooms, A pattern on a cut pile rug will help disguise wear.

Loop Pile:
It prevents the pattern in the carpet from matting. It provides great durability.

A super soft cut-pile rug with very long threads. Good for low-traffic areas, as accents under tables, or in front of the TV or fireplaces. They are great for bare feet.

Hand-stitched needlepoint rugs allow for an intricate design. Those with an allover pattern work well in a room with another focal point, like a large piece of art. They are not good for high-traffic areas like entryways, where they’ll quickly become soiled.

Woven from leaves of the agave plant, these rugs wear quickly and are also harder to clean, so they are best for low-traffic areas like bed-rooms or dining rooms.



Madeleine Weinrib

The Rug Company


Edward Fields

Tai Ping