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DOMESTIC MODERN | DESIGN BLOG

September 6th, 2010
Modern Outdoor Rugs | Decorating Tips
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Modern design takes advantage of sleek open spaces with many different lines and angles. With modern design growing in popularity, there are endless possibilities when it comes to your decorative needs. From geometric designs, to pop art inspired rugs...
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August 5th, 2010
Modern Rugs | In Depth
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In today’s world we are surrounded by the latest modern technology: cellular phones using blue tooth technology, wireless communication, and more efficient car engines are all part of the modern lifestyle.  This trend has affected most aspects in society, and the modern rug world is one of many industries that have ....click here to read full post

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May 24th, 2010
Announcing PachaMama
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We are very proud to announce our exclusive partnership with PachaMama Rugs.  PachaMama is based in Italy and manufacturers a great line of ultra luxurious handmade leather rugs.  You can view the entire collection here: PachaMama Rugs.  In the meantime feel free to read our press release  ....click here to read full post
 
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February 23rd, 2010
Martha Stewart Rugs
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In the world of home decorating, few names are as widely known as Martha Stewart—and with good reason.  A prolific designer, her company offers a wide range of popular home goods such as bedding, furniture, lighting, area rugs, and bath accessories.  Often regarded as “conservatively tasteful,” Stewart’s designs are the perfect complement to virtually any room in your home. ....click here to read full post
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February 8th, 2010
Modern Tibetan Rugs
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If you’ve ever browsed through a home decorating magazine or website, you have undoubtedly stumbled across some mention of modern Tibetan rugs.  In the world of interior design, few items are as highly regarded and sought-after as Tibetan rugs.  So what is it that makes these rugs so special, exactly?  ....click here to read full post

 
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February 8th, 2010
Amy Butler Rugs
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Amy Butler is a designer from the Midwest whose company offers a wide array of textile products, from towels to bedding and now Amy Butler Rugs.  What began as little more than an artist selling passport-sized handbags to local boutique stores in the late 1980s has since evolved into a thriving business that distributes her products to retailers nationwide.  .........click here to read full post

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June 21st, 2009
Decorating With Coral Rugs
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An increasingly popular pattern in the world of interior design is the coral pattern.  Just like with damask patterns, coral prints are widely used on; accent pillows, throws, and of course area rugs. 
Coral rugs, are not only versatile, and easy to integrate into the color scheme of a room, but they create a nice modern look as well.  However, as is the case with many patterns it is always wise to keep the other fabrics in your room more understated and simpler in nature.  .....click here to read full post
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May 17th, 2009

Decorating With Damask Rugs

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The damask rugs pattern is a timeless pattern which originated in India, China, and Persia.  It is most often found on wallpaper, bedding, or decorative pillows.  Characterized by intricate and elaborate designs this pattern is becoming increasingly popular when used with area rugs as well.  Designers such as Thomas Paul, and Brink and Campman offer a great selection of damask rugs   .....click here to read full post

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May 10th, 2009

Design Match No. 7: Multi-Colored Dots Rug & Braille Wall Flat

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Here at Domestic Modern we carry a wide variety of circle pattern rugs, geometric rugs, as well as polka-dot rugs.  Often times finding the perfect pieces to compliment this type of pattern can be a relatively daunting task.  The obvious choice is to select accent pieces or even larger pieces with a similar pattern and in a complimentary color.  .....click here to read full post
 
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May 3rd, 2009

Decorating With Striped Rugs

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Effectively decorating with striped rug patterns can be tricky.  But when done the right way they can add a nice element of color, depth, and flavor to a room.  .....click here to read full post

 
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April 26th, 2009

Q&A With Illustrator and Designer Samantha Hahn

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Recently we sat down to do another Q & A – this time with surface designer and illustrator Samantha Hahn out of Brooklyn NY.  Her work has been featured in publications such as Glamour and in Hallmark card designs. In talking with her we were able to get insight into her work, inspiration, thoughts on design, art, and color trends.  .....click here to read full post
 
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April 18th, 2009

Proper Wool Rug Care

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Lately we have been getting a lot of inquiries from our customers as to what the proper techniques are when trying to care for wool modern rugs.  With that said we wanted to answer some of the most frequently asked questions around rug care.  .....click here to read full post

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April 12th, 2009

New Additions To The Brink & Campman Collection  

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Undoubtedly one of our most popular collections of contemporary designer rugs are the Brink and Campman rugs.  There are some great new additions to the line for 2009, fifteen of which we now carry.  Like all of the rugs from Brink and Campman, these are made of the highest quality materials  .....click here to read full post
 
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March 25th, 2009
Q&A With Interior Designer Tanvier Lee
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Some of the staff her at DomesticModern.com had the chance to sit down with Tanvier Lee president of New York based interior design firm Casa Diseno.  In addition to residential interior design Casa Diseno does extensive work for clients in the areas of; art consultation, color selection and theory, as well as kitchen and bath design.  In talking with Tanvier we were able to get some great insight into everything from tips on color selection to upcoming design trends.  .....click here to read full post
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March 15th, 2009

Design Match No. 6: Luca Chair & Thomas Paul Parasols Rug

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Boston based design studio D SCALE produces a great collection of modern and vintage 20th century furniture and accessories.  A piece from their vintage collection that really caught our eye was the “Luca Leather Chair”.  Made from mahogany and white and green leather this chair adds a great vintage look while at the same time nicely complimenting modern pieces in any room.   .....click here to read full post
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March 8th 2009,

Decorating With Orange

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Orange is definitely a color that is becoming increasingly popular in the world of interior design.  Although it’s definitely an acquired taste, it adds a warm cheerful feeling to a room.   The key is to be very careful where in your space you integrate orange.  .....click here to read full post
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March 1st, 2009

Calvin Klein Rug Collection

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We are proud to introduce a new designer to our expanding collection of designer rugs.  Best known for his timeless clothing line Calvin Klein also offers a great assortment of home goods as part of  “Calvin Klein Home”. 

 

Calvin Klein Rugs definitely have a contemporary look, but what sets them apart is the use of bold, earth tone colors, in rather unique patterns.  .....click here to read full post 

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February 22, 2009  

The 100k House  

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A Philadelphia based company by the name of Postgreen has created a very unique, environmentally conscious, and modern project: The 100k House.   

 

The concept behind the 100k house is to construct a home that is not only affordable, but green and esthetically pleasing.  By placing an emphasis on basic functionality, quality, energy efficiency, and sustainability, while forgoing unnecessary flare, Postgreen has created a affordable modern housing  .....click here to read full post
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February 8th, 2009

Decorating With Floral Rugs

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Perhaps one of the most popular styles of rugs here at DomesticModern.com is the floral rug.  Integrating a floral rug into a decorating scheme is a great way to brighten a room.  But at the same time, selecting the right rug, and appropriate colors can be a daunting task.  .....click here to read full post
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January 27, 2009

New Program For Designers & Architects
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We are proud to announce that we are launching a new program catering to interior designers, commercial designers, and architects.  Not only will we be offering To The Trade only discounts on our selection of modern rugs.  But we will be expanding our product offering in the coming months to include modern and contemporary wall art and canvas art as well.  .....click here to read full post 

 
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January 17th, 2009

Picking The Right Piece of Wall Art

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With so many selections, from a plethora of very talented artists, designers, and photographers, selecting a piece of wall art that fits well within your décor can be tough.  Selecting a black and white photograph is far easier, the effort of trying to match color schemes is all but eliminated.  .....click here to read full post
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January 11th, 2009

Design Match No. 5:  Natural Grey Rug & Thomas Paul Brown Table Lamp

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Although we currently only carry his rugs designer Thomas Paul is know for much more than that.  His line also includes; pillows, wall prints, fabrics and featured in this installment of Design Match, lamps. 
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January 3rd, 2009

What’s New For 2009?

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Happy new year to everyone, and a special thanks to all of those who made it a great year for us at Domestic Modern.  And of course to all our loyal customers, we appreciate your business and support.  This year we had the opportunity to partner with several of the industry's leading designers including Thomas Paul, and Brink and Campman among others.  .....click here to read full post 
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December 20th, 2008

New Additions To The Thomas Paul Collection

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We have some great new additions the ever popular line of Thomas Paul rugs.  The new rugs which now almost double the collection in size feature some great new looks and colors.  While adding a few new rugs featuring bird patterns  .....click here to read full post
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December 14th, 2008
Q&A With Artist and Designer Susan Benarcik
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Susan Benarcik is an installation artist and surface designer based in New York City. Deeply rooted in horticulture and design, her concern for the environment is made evident in her 3-dimensional sculptural installations, and surface designs.  Part printmaker and part sculptor, Benarcik designs contemplative compositions for interior and exterior applications.  .....click here to read full interview 
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December 10th, 2008

Design Match No. 4:  Dwell Bedding & Black Area Rug

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Dwell Studio offers a great selection of bedding and pillows.  (as a matter of fact we will be carrying their products in the not so distant future)  The clean, simple look of their pin stripe sheets is versatile enough to fit into a lot of design schemes  .....click here to read full post
 
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December 1st, 2008
Singing the Blues
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I've been stalking the Linens 'n Things website for weeks to make sure I don't miss out on their going out of business deals.  As I browsed the quilt section, I noticed a color trend - blue and brown.  Blue and brown are a classic color duo that's always in style.  .....click here to read full post
 
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November, 22nd 2008
That Warm and Cozy Feeling...
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Fall is my favorite season.  Crisp air, snuggly blankets, and hot chocolate.  It's the perfect time of year.
 
Autumn is pretty much over now, but it's never too late to enjoy what's left of the season.  My fall inspiration comes from Pottery Barn's Thanksgiving collection.  How inviting!  .....click here to read full post
 
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November 17th, 2008

The Dark Floor

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These days it seems that dark floors are quite popular both in contemporary homes as well as more traditional ones. Denmark based home goods company TineKHome makes use of this look in almost all of their lifestyle photos, and their products mesh very well with this look.  .....click here to read full post 
 
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November 11th, 2008

Brink & Campman

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We are proud to introduce the Brink and Campman line to our ever expanded collection of modern area rugs.  For those of you who are not familiar with Brink and Campman they are a UK based design house with a cutting edge collection of area rugs.  .....click here to read full post
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November 4th 2008
Teal Sophistication
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What's this year's hottest color?  Teal.  It's a color often described as serious, intense, fresh, and soothing, yet no matter how it's used, it always manages to maintain its sophistication.  For a lux effect, add a glam chandelier, black gloss finishes, and a few touches of gold/silver - or - add rich jewel tones for warmth and comfort.  .....click here to read full post
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November 2nd 2008

Design Match No. 3:Rust Colored Modern Rug & West Elm Organic Bedding

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Ok, so we admit this wasn’t all that crafty a match but the color combination is perfect.West Elm has a great line of bedding and this organic clay colored duvet color goes perfectly with the Rust Colored Modern Rug carried here at DomesticModern.com .....click here to read full post _________________________________________________________
October 14th, 2008
Super Sunday
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Guess who's birthday is Sunday. Mine, which makes it the greatest day in the world - yippee!!

That had absolutely nothing to do with rugs or design, I just thought you should know how important Sunday is! I also think you should know about all the new and exciting posts at
Apartment 528. For those new readers out there .....click here to read full post
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September 29th, 2008
Design Match No. 2: Lime Green Striped Area Rug and Yellow Thomas Paul Pillow
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One way to create color harmony within a room is through the pairing of analogous colors.(In simpler terms pairing two colors together which are next to one another on the color spectrum.)Two of those colors are yellows and greens. .....click here to read full post
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September 21st, 2008
Right on Target
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I have a confession to make. I, India, am in love with a floral rug. That's right. A rug with a flower pattern.
For those who don't know me, I'm not a girlie girl, I'm more of a flirty tomboy. Yes, I love shopping and shoes and chocolate as much as the next female, but I also love building and watching college football. .....click here to read full post
 
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September 13th, 2008
Design Match No. 1: Brown Coral Rug & White “Booth Chair”
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One of the best ways to really make statement when decorating a room is to use contrasting colors.Black and white, dark brown and white, navy and yellowish gold (the list goes on).So we thought would make a recommendation on a piece of furniture that would pull this look together .....click here to read full post
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August 27th, 2008
What We Can Learn From Miami’s Swankiest Hangouts

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Perhaps two of the most well decorated and ultra-modern nightspots our country offers are the lounges and restaurants at the Delano Hotel and The Shore Club.Both located in Miami’s South Beach they truly set the standard for modern design. .....click here to read full post
 
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August 23rd, 2008
A Match Made In France
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It's August which means it's time to hit the stores for the latest in fall fashion. Me, I'm an accessories girl - shoes, purses, jewelry - I just can't get enough! One thing I never forget to accessorize is my house. All it takes is a few key pieces to completely change the look of a room.
 
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August 14, 2008
Modern Rugs and The Illusion of Space

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Often times when living in the urban maze that is Seattle (or any metropolitan area for that matter) one must deal with decorating an apartment that lacks among many things SPACE.Given that inevitable fact there are many interior design approaches that can help to minimize this. (no pun intended) .....click here to read full post
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August 12th, 2008
Mid-Century Design & Retro Modern Rugs
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If you read my personal blog, Apartment 528, you know I'm a fan of all things retro. The mid-century period (1950-70) was a time of change, the height of American pop culture, and the dawn of great design - much of which was Scandinavian. New "modern" homes were built for happy young couples while stores filled with the likes of Eames, Saarinen, and Jacobsen. .....click here to read full post
 
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July 19th, 2008
Q & A With Designer Thomas Paul
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When some of the staff at Domestic Modern and India from Apartment 528 sat down with Thomas Paul (who’s fantastic collection of modern rugs are sold here!) we got some great insight into his inspiration behind his line; .....click here to read full interview
 
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July 2nd, 2008
Birds on the Brain
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In case I haven't mentioned it before, I'm in love with Thomas Paul's designs. My favorite piece (aside from his awesome melamine plate collection) is the Love Birds rug. Unfortunately, there's no place for it in my current apartment but, lucky me, I'm moving soon! .....click here to read full post
 
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June 22nd, 2008
My New Design Love
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My new design love, Jenn Ski, a Boston-based graphic designer and artist who shares my passion for mid-century design. After tracking Jenn's designs for the past couple of months, you can imagine my excitment when she left a comment on my blog the other day - in the blog world that's like being BFF's! .....click here to read full post
 
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June 11th, 2008
Hello My Name Is.........
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It's my first blog post for Domestic Modern and I have to say, I'm a bit nervous. I feel like it's my first day at a new school and I have a giant pimple on my nose. What if I get writer's block? What if they don't like what I write? .....click here to read full post
 
 

 
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