It is nearing the end of April and it is still cold and rainy in Boston. But I have already started dreaming of sunny days ahead and long walks along the beach. This post follows up on the top 40 beach houses and will hopefully inspire you to design the perfect environment for enjoying this most precious time of the year.
Outdoor Living Areas,
Martyn Lawrence Bullard,
House Beautiful's 5 best rooms with designer rugs in May is an ode to vivid color and nature starting with Celerie Kemble and Lindsey Herod's brightly fashionable design in Houston to Michael Maher's colorful New Jersey home to designer Wendy Owen's magical outdoor lounge in Sonoma, California made of rough stone, weathered wood and lit by chandeliers made from beehives.
Elle Decor's 5 best rooms with designer rugs in May include an elegant and warm apartment overlooking New York's Grammercy Park designed by Bennett Leifer, an alumnus of
Robert A. M. Stern, Juan Pablo Molyneux and Scott Snyder, as well as fashion designer Erin Beatty's colorful West Village duplex designed by Lara Apponyi and Michael Woodcock.
If you are looking for the perfect gold rug or yellow rug look for rug that also have small amounts of cool colors such as blue, green or purple as this will make it much easier to create a stylish room. Not only will the rug go with more fabrics, but the room will look chic and inviting as illustrated by today's 15 gorgeous interiors and tips for decorating with gold rugs and yellow rugs
Jean Paul Beaujard,
Vogue's 15 best celebrity interiors with decorative rugs stand out for two reasons - they are designed by fashion designers instead of interior designers and they are photographed by fashion photographers, instead of interior photographers. This unusual combination of talents has imbued these rooms and their images with an alluring edginess.
Oscar de la Renta,
Victoire de Castellane,
Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler
While doing research for setting up production of Savonnerie carpets in China in the 1990's I spent a considerable amount of time in the French Galleries of The Metropolitan Museum, New York and specially in their Wrightsman Galleries for French Decorative Arts. I remember being amazed at the time by the extensive and lavishly decorated rooms that showed how Savonnerie rugs related to all the other objects in the room such as the Sèvres porcelain, paneled boiseriere and silk brocades in an 18th-century French château. I remember wondering who the Wrightsman's were to have made such generous donations to the Met. It is only recently that I stumbled on a Vanity Fair article by Francesca Stanfill that I learnt the fascinating rags-to-riches story of Jayne Wrightsman and how she rose to the pinnacle of New York society from the humblest beginnings. Wrightsman not only became one of the greatest benefactors of the Metropolitan Museum of Art but she also quietly mentored Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis behind the scenes during the 1961-63 restoration of the White House and let Jackie take all the credit for the superb rejuvination of the interiors of the White House.
The legendary designer Albert Hadley once said, “The essence of interior design will always be about people and how they live.” So today we take a peek inside a 35,000 square foot Beaux Arts mansion in Beverly Hills known as Palais des Anges which is brimming with massive crystal chandeliers and magnificent Savonnerie rugs.
Elle Decor's 6 best rooms with designer rugs in March include a light filled Greenwich Village penthouse inspired by Robert Kime fabrics, a color saturated Madrid apartment where ancient and modern art sit side by side, a San Francisco art dealers apartment fashioned out of a converted warehouse by designer Stephan Jones and a landmarked Italianate townhouse in the West Village transformed into light-filled exquisiteness by Dutch designer Piet Boon.
"All houses should be arranged for the pleasure of the owner and nobody else," says Hutton Wilkinson in Veranda, "we all have a personal palette." In the 1970's the teenage Wilkinson began his apprenticeship with the legendary Tony Duquette widely acknowledged as the master of "more is more". Today Wilkinson presides over Tony Duquette Studios in Beverly Hills and follows his mentor's decorating philosophy in a 100 acre hilltop retreat in Malibu, California. The 7 best rooms with designer rugs are a homage to "more is more" and includes Wilkinson and Laurie Steichen who has evoked an incredibly authentic 18th-century Italian palazzo on a hilltop in Vista, California.
Blue Aubusson rugs make it easy to create an atmosphere of stylish glamour and luxury as these 9 over-the-top luxurious rooms illustrate. The inspiration for these rooms ranges from authentically French to light and airy Cape Cod to palatial Hollywood glitz.
Jean Paul Beaujard,
Erin Martin Design,
Pamela Gaylin Ryder,
Pantone's 2017 color of the year Greenery, “...bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the re-connection we seek with nature, one another, and a larger purpose.” writes Pantone Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman on the Pantone website.
Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year "Greenery" is supported by "Kale".
Images courtesy Pantone
Why does one room gets pinned 25,000 times and another 5 times? Perhaps these 7 living rooms with designer rugs from the pages of House Beautiful magazine each of which has been pinned many thousands of times will give us some clues.
These 7 living rooms, bedroom, home office and library from Elle Decor with beautiful contemporary rugs were admired the most on Pinterest in 2016. They exemplify what sets Elle Decor apart from all other design magazines.
M. Elle Design,