Mario Buatta can transform any dull space into a happy one by a deft pairing of pastel colors and decorative rugs in a way that makes a room come alive like a garden in spring. Buatta's artistry finds its fullest expression in Palm Beach where he has created memorable homes for celebrities and the society set. Today’s 7 interiors are among his happiest.
Palm Beach Style,
If the 5 best rooms with decorative rugs in the November 2014 Elle Decor have a common theme it is this- wealthy clients are desiring and interior designers are creating opulent and exotic themes with an innovative mix of contemporary and antique styles.
The November 2014 Architectural Digest has so many great spaces it seemed unfair to pick just 5 for the best interiors with decorative rugs. So I have made two selections, today's post features the 5 best contemporary interiors and a separate post features the 5 best traditional interiors which are all from AD100 interior designer David Easton's fabulous restoration of a 1920's Addison Mizner landmark ocean front mansion in Palm Beach.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard,
Richard Keith Langham,
When a couple asked David Easton to restore a dilapidated 1920’s Palm Beach oceanfront landmark mansion, the AD100 decorator chose
to bring a comfortable modern vibe to the living areas. "I love the casual feeling here," the wife is quoted saying in the November 2104 Architectural Digest, "It’s soft and inviting, and our grandchildren can go anywhere." We take a close look at David Easton’s latest project.
The 20 interiors with decorative rugs in the 2014 Kips Bay Show House tell a story about the desires and fantasies of New York's top 0.1%. But do these cutting edge interiors also tell us something about what the rest of the country likes? One way to find out is to visit Pinterest and see which Kips Bay rooms get pinned most often. This can give us some idea of what people across the country admire today and what they might emulate in the future. I did some research, and here are the 7 most highly pinned Kips Bay interiors on Pinterest.
The October 2014 issue of Traditional Home magazine has so many beautiful spaces, it is hard to pick the 5 best interiors with
These five rooms confirm that traditional decorating is undergoing a renaissance.
McAlpine, Booth and Ferrier,
Lynn von Kersting
Fall has brought cooler nights to New England and the maples are ablaze with fiery oranges and reds. I treasure each sunny day knowing that once winter settles in it will not leave till late April. The change in seasons is a perfect time to look for ways to make our home cozy for autumn and gorgeous year-round. Below are 7 chic rooms that illustrate several different ways to achieve this by choosing the right combination of decorative rug, fabrics, wall color, textures and scale.
Cullman & Kravis,
My picks for the 5 best rooms with decorative rugs in Architectural Digest's October 2014 issue all happen to be contemporary. I have noticed that in some months it is the traditional rooms that are the stars, and in the next issue it is all the contemporary spaces that take center stage. If you know why styles fluctuate from month to month, please share your insight in the comments section.
Before you start searching for the perfect decorative rug for the bedroom, take a few minutes to reflect on the direction you want to go in designing the bedroom: Are you designing a romantic getaway, or a quiet refuge in the midst of a city? Would you like to have space for family gatherings, or is it an intimate couple’s realm? Would you like to relax on a daybed by the garden window, or is a comfortable space for quiet work more important? The seven bedrooms show several different design directions. Once you have a clear picture of the look and feel you are aiming for, it will become easier to find the perfect decorative rug, fabrics, furniture and materials.
It is nearly impossible to pick a perfect paint color if you have not yet selected a decorative rug and fabrics. People who try to choose a wall color first, are disappointed when the rug and furniture are placed in the room and the overall effect is not what they expected.
A proven way to avoid costly decorating mistakes is to first ask yourself these questions: “How do I want to feel when I am in the room? and what mood do I want to create when guests are in the room? Each color has a different impact on how we feel. Once you learn the feeling different colors produce, it will become easy to pick the perfect combination of paint color, decorative rug and fabrics. Here are six different moods you can create by choosing the right combination of colors.