14 Gorgeous Rooms: How to Decorate with Needlepoint Rugs and Red Rugs
The 14 fabulous interiors in today's post show how leading interior designers decorate with needlepoint rugs and red rugs. These rooms show:
- How to create beautiful traditional or contemporary living rooms with pink and red rugs
- How to derive the room's color palette from a needlepoint rug
- How to create several different color palettes from the same needlepoint rug
- How to create two fabulous adjoining spaces with two needlepoint rugs of the same design
- How to create a dazzling living room with reds by choosing a needlepoint rug with no reds.
- How to accentuate the rooms architecture with the right needlepoint rug.
1. Kelley Proxmire derived the living room's pink and yellow color palette from this stunning needlepoint rug. This red rug has pink highlights which are carried to the upholstered chair, ottoman and pillows. To balance the cooling effect of pink the walls are painted in a warm yellow and the two chairs facing the magnificent garden view are upholstered in yellow.
1A. Kelley Proxmire. Another view of the living room showing he pink tones of the needlepoint rug carried through to the china and fireplace accessories.
2. Susan Nelson chose a needlepoint rug with a pomegranate red pattern on a cream background and carried the pomegranate red to the Venetian plastered wall. The green and blue of the upholstery and porcelain create a pop as they are on the opposite end of the color wheel from red. View this needlepoint rug.
3. Susan Nelson creates a very different color palette from the same white and red needlepoint rug seen in the living room above. Susan created a warm and calming ambiance with yellows, golds and warm reds- all adjacent colors to red on the color wheel. The head board and the seating area sofa are upholstered in blue to balance the warm reds, yellows and golds. View this needlepoint rug.
4. Lisa Torbett Interiors painted the walls and ceiling white to create a stunning effect with the warm gold and reds of the needlepoint rug. The red highlights in the upholstery and drapery fabric move the eyes to the blue waters of the Atlantic seen through the arched portico. Note the harmony between the geometry of the needlepoint rug and the architecture of the portico. View this needlepoint rug.
5. The Enchanted Home Blog featured this beautiful traditional living room anchored on a needlepoint rug whose warm red and coral is carried to the wall covering and drapery. The yellow, gold, green and blue accents in the needlepoint rug resonate with the yellow and green chair fabrics, blue vases, green majolica plates and gold mirror frame.
6. Jim Koch Studio created a contemporary and artistic sun room by pairing McGuire furniture with a needlepoint rug with coral, red and green on a cream background. View this needlepoint rug.
7. Bunny Williams anchored this timeless English living room on a fabulous needlepoint rug inspired by a Bessarabian rug. The needlepoint rug's color palette is a complex balance of cool and warm colors- reds, yellow, gold, green, blue, and brown which resonate with the floral fabrics, wall color, porcelain and impressionist paintings. View similar needlepoint rug.
8. Justine Sancho designed two adjoining spaces on two needlepoint rugs of the same design. Notice how the color palettes for the two rooms are different and yet they are compatible with the needlepoint rug. This is another demonstration of how you can create many different color schemes from a well colored needlepoint rug. The dining area pulls out the red accents from the needlepoint rug and the seating are fabrics harmonize with the golds and yellows in the needlepoint rug. View this needlepoint rug.
8A Justine Sancho. This view of the sun room seating area with it's fabulous natural light and garden views harmonize with the garden theme of the needlepoint rug and the leafy trellis pattern of the drapery fabric. View this needlepoint rug.
9. Keith Irvine trained under the legendary John Fowler in London before founding prestigious Irvine and Fleming in New York. A needlepoint rug in a small scale geometric pattern balances the exuberant floral fabric of the canopy bed. The bedrooom's red, green, yellow and gold color palette is all in the needlepoint rug. View similar needlepoint rug.
10. Jim Koch Studio has a flair for combining contemporary furniture with classical needlepoint rugs and Bessarabian rugs. The cool reds in this needlepoint rug are balanced by the warm golds and yellow greens in the rug. Since the needlepoint rug has a balance of cool and warm colors, Jim restricted the rest of the furnishings to white, beige and dark wood tones which gives this dining area a clean contemporary feeling. View this needlepoint rug.
11. Bunny Williams romanticized this master bedroom in Provence with two needlepoint rugs with traditional English patterns in red, pink, green, and blue. The same floral print on the walls, daybed and drapery creates a feeling of spaciousness, while the warm golds in the dresser and the brown wood tones in the furniture balance the cool colors in the fabrics.
12. Meg Braff created a dazzling space by selecting a needlepoint rug with no reds to anchor the red Chinoiserie table and chairs. Meg shows how to create energy with reds by not using a red rug. The reason this room works so well is that the green in the needlepoint rug is on the opposite end of the color wheel from red and this creates an energetic counterpoint to the Chinoiserie red in the table and chairs. The warm yellows of the drapery fabric also create energy against the yellow greens of the wall. The Chinoiserie themed upholstery fabric contains the full range of colors in this fabulous room. View similar Aubusson rug.
13. Charlotte Moss created a fairy tale bedroom by covering every surface, including the ceiling with floral fabrics anchored by a fantasy floral needlepoint rug. The red, green and blues in the needlepoint rug are carried through in all the fabrics. View similar needlepoint rug. View simillar Aubusson rug.
14. Bunny Williams anchored this Federal style dining room on a Federal needlepoint rug. The cool reds in the needlepoint rug are picked up by the red leather chair seats and the red riding jacket in the wall covering scene. The classical architectural elements in the needlepoint rug perfectly complement the shapes of the dining table legs and chair backs. The blue tones in the scenic wallpaper balance the color palette. View this pattern in a Savonnerie rug.