7 Grey and Black Art Deco Rugs Star in New Kelly Wearstler Interiors
I have always marveled at this mysterious phenomenon- a design idea suddenly appears in my thoughts, seemingly out of nowhere, and much as I question it, it persists- and then a few days or weeks later I see the idea in interior design magazines or fashion runways. This has been the case with Art Deco rugs. Regular readers of this blog know that I got quite carried away by Art Deco rugs, and wrote four blog posts in quick succession in the last two weeks, ignoring my more judgmental self which kept saying-" Is this not a little too much for your readers"?
Famous Art Deco Rugs: A Guide to Prices at Christie's and Sotheby's;
Art Deco Rugs in Thierry Despont's Fabulous Interiors;
How to Decorate with Art Deco Rugs- 12 Celebrated Interiors, and
How to Decorate with Contemporary Grey Rugs-14 Stylish Interiors
The last post contains Art Deco rugs by the hot young French interior designer Jean-Louis Deniot and by the venerable New York architects and interior designers Ferguson and Shamamiam.
So imagine my surprise when I opened the September 2012 issue of Elle Decor this evening and saw two spectacular spreads with Art Deco rugs. One features the new Paris apartment of Jean-Louis Deniot and the other a dazzling Mercer Island home designed by Kelly Wearstler.
Mind you, the Elle Decor articles do not use the term Art Deco rugs to describe the spectacular rugs in this issue. But I feel these rugs are definitely inspired by the Art Deco period. Both Jean-Louis Deniot and Kelly Wearstler are courageous trend setters and their interpretations of the Art Deco aesthetic is full of energy, grace and beauty. I expect Art Deco rugs and Art Deco furniture to become a hot new trend, even though they may not be called Art Deco.
If this prediction comes true, you and I will have had prior insight into an emerging trend.
As a rug designer, my eye is always imagining rug patterns in all sorts of places and in the interiors below, I will point the amazing art deco rug patterns in the marble floors, ceilings and wall coverings.
1. A black and grey Art Deco patterned floor made of three different kind of marble dazzles in the entry hall of this Kelly Wearstler designed home on Mercer Island, Washington. The floor pattern would make a stylish Art Deco rug in black and grey. The wall covering on the ceiling would make another great grey and white Art Deco rug. Image courtesy Elle Decor.
2. A black and white geometric patterned Art Deco rug compliments the Art Deco style brass railing designed by Kelly Wearstler and the grey and white abstract wallpaper by Porter Teleo. Image courtesy Elle Decor.
3. A grey and white Art Deco rug with very large scale diamond pattern echoes the sculpted forms of the grey custom made desk in the library. Image courtesy Elle Decor.
4. An Art Deco rug with beige, café au lait and dark brown strie adds texture, color and pattern to the master bedroom. Image courtesy Elle Decor.
5. A pale purple and black Art Deco rug compliments the Art Deco chairs and dining table inspired by Jean Michel Frank. Image courtesy Elle Decor.
6. The marble and onyx flooring in the master bath would make an exceptional Art Deco rug in brown, grey and black. Image courtesy Elle Decor.
7. The hand-painted Porter Teleo wallpaper in the hallway would make a great Art Deco rug in grey and white. Image courtesy Elle Decor.