Great visual presence is achieved in this unusual rug with strong geometrics softened by an extremely delicate palette. It is inspired by a 16th century Egypto-Turkish carpet from the royal manufactory at Constantinople, woven in a bold “Middle-Star” design. A detailed tiled effect is created by rectangular rows of floral motifs encased within square blocks that radiate out from a large eight-pointed star, pulsating in vivid tones of crimson, golden-green and sapphire. The Nourison rug closely follows the strong lines of the original, but softens the effect with an updated palette of rose blush, accented with tones of periwinkle and lilac, which illuminate the softly gleaming and richly patinated center-medallion. This remarkable rug is redolent with ancient and ageless appeal.
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Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.