Although Oushak rugs (pronounced ooh-shack) date back to the 15th century, the style is as chic as ever – and has become the rug of choice for many of today’s designers. Originating from a Turkish town in the Anatolian Region called Usak, the ancient flat-woven rug possesses a versatility with a perfect blend of old and modern that seems to work in any style interior – which is exactly why the style is so popular. Throw down an Oushak, like our Valentino Rug (pictured above), and you’ll add instant polish without the fuss.
Jana Bek is an interior designer with a fantastic eye for color and an even better sense of style. Through Bek Design, she works with clients all over the country to design spaces that suit her clients’ needs and budget. After being dazzled by this entryway which features our Augusta Dining Table, we asked Jana to share her best tips for creating a purposeful entryway for your home.
You may not know it, but one of the most functional and versatile pieces in your home is the console table. It has just the right proportions, storage and display to work in virtually any room. The trick in adapting a console table to any setting is starting with a great design and neutral finish. All that’s left is styling it to fit the needs of the space — and suddenly you’ve brought new life to a piece that perhaps you’ve long overlooked.
Creating Great First Impressions
“Your entry is your calling card to the world.”
Guest designer Susanna Salk shared this sage advice with us, and we couldn’t agree more. Your entry sets the stage for the rest of your home and makes a statement about your style personality. Regardless of the size of your space, you can create a functional and welcoming entry that gives the right first impression.
Does your front door drop guests directly into your living space? You can still carve out a little bit of space to create an entry that seamlessly transitions into the rest of your home.
Fall is the time when you welcome friends and family inside to celebrate the season with great food and even better conversation. This year, set the stage as you greet your guests by making your entrance as festive and warm as the inside of your home.