RevitaRUGS snagged some time with the sought-after Manhattan interior designer to discuss city dwellings, why homes should be retreats, and how an area rug can save a marriage.
“We are consumed by the importance of design and selecting the right rug for each room,” says Suzanne Sharp, who along with her husband, Christopher Sharp, co-founded and is creative director of The Rug Company, a London-based retailer of handmade rugs with twenty-four showrooms around the world.
His store and interior design businesses may have “whim”sical and colorful names, but Eric Guenther is totally serious about creating eye-catching environments. He first developed his interest in “all things design” from his grandmother who tutored him in the aesthetics of fine living, architecture, design, fine art, and travel.
“Above all, a room must be inviting. In especially large rooms, use rugs to create seating areas that further define the space. This will make the room more intimate and cozy. Another good rule to follow is that the wall color can be pulled forward into pillows as an accent color, or you can take [...]
Moths and their larvae thrive in dark, undisturbed areas where a rug gets little traffic and is often not vacuumed nor stored properly. A bad infestation sometimes leaves a cobweb-like veil in the area of the damage, along with fine, sand-like debris. A rug harmed by moths is repairable, however, if you contact a professional [...]