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Nourison Shares Design Talk Video: How to Design a Winning Room Around a Rug

Leading floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison hosted a design talk with Shay Geyer of IBB Design and Scot Meacham Wood, Principal Designer of SMW Design during the Las Vegas Market in January and is sharing the design takeaways in a video of the event.

During the discussion, moderated by James Swan of Million Dollar Decorating fame, Scot discusses creating concepts and color balancing and says it’s important to ask the right questions.

“It’s a lot of conversations with the client  - what the room needs to do, not just functionality but how they are going to live in it. To what level of formality, durability or functionality that the room needs,” explains Scot.

Shay agrees. “It’s all about the look and the quality, and how that room is going to function for the client. We always put a spreadsheet together for our clients that detail what’s going in every room, so they have an idea what it is we are looking for that’s in that price range,” Shay said.

 “I always start with Pantone colors, depending on whether we are designing it from scratch, or just taking a pattern that already exists and changing the colors, which can totally change the look of a rug.”

Shay continued, “With some rugs you might have shading, like a charcoal grey, which gives those rugs depth. The more traditional style rugs, the ones that have antiquing, which Nourison does an amazing job on, could have 20-30 colors. A room can be gorgeous if the rug is the statement and the upholstery is very neutral around it. Then you sort of nod back to the colors in the rug and other aspects of the room.”

To view the full video discussion click here.



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