If you think antique rugs are old-fashioned you will be surprised to see what 13 top interiors did with them in the 2015 Sotheby's Designer Showhouse that just ended in New York. Their work demonstrates that when antique rugs are artfully mixed with modern art and contemporary pieces the rooms convey a level of imagination and sophistication that cannot be achieved by merely following trends. For their show house Sotheby's gave 13 top interior designers carte blanche to choose antiques, contemporary art and modern furniture from Sotheby's upcoming auctions. Here are my picks for the 7 best interiors with decorative rugs from the 2015 Designer Showhouse.
Cullman & Kravis,
The 5 best interiors with decorative rugs in the November 2014 Elle Decor feature the work of three emerging interior designers with uniquely contemporary approaches to traditional design.
Since the choice of decorative rug plays such a key role in these room designs, I have introduced selections from the Asmara Rug Collection to suggest ways you could personalize and enhance the look and feel of a room.
Kate Rheinstein Brodsky
The May 2015 Architectural Digest's 6 best interiors with decorative rugs include a majestic traditional house in Lisbon belonging to banking heir turned top decorator Pedro Espírito Santo and the chic Veere Greeney decorated contemporary London penthouse of Savile Row designer Roubi L'Roubi.
Pedro Espírito Santo,
In celebration of the first 60°F day in Boston and hoping that this record breaking winter is finally retreating, I share with you my favorite spring inspired living rooms inspired by colorful contemporary rugs.
Jennifer Cohler Mason