Steven Gambrel chose a subtle gold oriental rug to warm the contemporary lines of the furniture and the cool greys and blues in the chair, fireplace mantel and paintings in this upper Fifth Avenue dining room.
An architectural geometric needlepoint rug in the Federal Neoclassical style pulls together the warm reds and plums in the upholstery and the Provence yellows on the walls creating a sunny and warm ambiance for this Bunny Williams designed library in Provence. Note that the needlepoint rug does not contain the exact colors of the fabrics! Instead it has strong colors that complete the overall color composition of the room rather than mimic it. Bunny Williams work provides a marvelous lesson on how to create a sophisticated European lived in look. The objects in this library appear as though they have been accumulated over years of living well. Image courtesy Bunny Williams.
A red, blue and gold striped oriental kilim rug warms a cottage's kitchen entrance designed by Mona Hajj Interiors. The weathered paint on the walls and the brick tiled floor are softened by stepping on a soft oriental rug, making the visitor feel welcome and gengtly pampered. There is ample room to store wet boots, fishing gear and raincoats etc. An oriental rug for an entrance such as this should be sturdy, the colors should hide dirt and the wool should be of good quality so it naturally repels stains.