Today we will study five rooms by AD 100 interior designer Thad Hayes and learn how he selects the best rugs to unify modern and traditional interiors. Thad has been named "Dean of Design" by Architectural Digest and the "Best of the Best" by House Beautiful.
1. For an open living room comprised of multiple arched spaces and with wall art of enamel and gold Japanese screens, a lacquered grand piano and a black and gold Japanese cabinet in the hall, Thad Hayes selected a multicolored traditional decorator rug to pull together these many elements. The decorator rug also integrates the warm, soft peach tones on the walls with the cool grays and warm green of the upholstery and the architectural shapes of the chairs. We know this is the best rug for this living room because it so effortlessly knits together the three adjoining spaces and all the disparate elements in a wonderful interplay of color, shape and texture.