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Oushak Rugs Bring Modern Look to 3 Traditional Interiors

Posted by Kate Watson on Sep 30, 2013 5:18:00 PM

If you like the comfort of traditional furniture and also like clean modern looks then Oushak rugs can help you achieve both aims. interior designers have been creating interiors that look modern by using pales colored fabrics on traditional furniture and anchoring them on softly colored Oushak rugs. In today's post we will look at three stunning rooms where the designer has created a modern look by mixing contemporary furniture with traditional and anchored everything with an Oushak rug. Oushak rugs look modern because of their soft colors make ancient patterns meld into the background giving the rugs an almost abstract look. Thus Oushak rugs are traditional and modern at the same time. This dual nature of Oushak rugs means they connect with both modern and traditional furniture. So when a designer wishes to give a modern look to a room with traditional furniture they often choose an Oushak rug. We will study these three rooms closely and learn how to design rooms that look modern and feel comfortable and invitng.


Bring Airy Light Filled Look to Traditional Bedroom with Oushak Rug

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Michael S. Smith created a light filled and airy bedroom by mixing gorgeous antiques with cream fabrics and walls anchored by a cream Oushak rug. Photo: Simon Upton, Image courtesy Elle Decor.

This simple layout has been created with comfort in mind. The canopy bed in the center of the room becomes the main feature, and the inlaid wood bedside chests further draw the eye to the center. The Oushak rug provides a subtle pattern that is echoed in the inlaid wood chests and in the tone on tone embroidery on the cream bed canopy. Beautiful antiques engage our interest and reveal new details with the changing light. The delicate branches of a small tree echo the vines in the Oushak rug and a pair of antique French mirrors contrast with the eastern style of the bed canopy posts.

  Give a Clean Modern Look to Library with Oushak Rug

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Designer Annelle Primos chose light colored wood bookcases, white walls, cream, pale grey, tan and blue fabrics anchored by a cream Oushak rug on a dark wood floor to give this library a modern look that feel warm and inviting. Photo: Chipper Hatter.

If you upholster traditional sofa and chair in pale colors, they take on a contemporary look. You can complete the modern look by using light colors on the walls and ceiling and anchor it all with a pale Oushak rug. You can add interest by creating contrast between different textures, materials and colors. Designer Annelle Primos used all of these methods. Primos used an interesting mix of materials such as pale wood bookcases, leather bound books, unfinished wood ceiling beams, leather coffee table with dark lacquered wood legs with gold accents, brass chandelier, wool rug, brushed upholstery fabrics and dark wood polished floor. Primos also created a contrast by juxtaposing the dark wood floor next to the pale cream Oushak rug and by choosing a pale blue fabric for the upholstered chair so it pops against the gold colors in the rug. 

Bring Nature Inside Library with Oushak Rug

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 A coral Oushak rug defines a seating area in a large library decorated in the style of Parish Hadley. Tall green arched windows with glorious garden views remind us of conservatory in a botanical garden.

Dark green bookcases and natural light filtering through tall green trimmed windows with views of tall trees and bushes create the feeling of being in the midst of a forest but with every creature comfort such as plush sofas upholstered in floral chintz, luxurious Oushak rug, polished wood floors and seating and reading areas offering multiple options. Flowering plants and trees placed throughout the room further give this room the feeling of a very comfortable refuge in the midst of a paradisical forest. The cream Beaux-Arts ceiling contrasts with the dark green walls and helps reflects light from the windows and from the gold chandeliers.

The three interiors show how Oushak rugs are a great way to give a modern look to a traditional room and to add a feeing of warmth, comfort and luxury. If you love the comfort of tradtional furniture and want the rooms to have a modern look then find a pale colored Oushak rug that you fall in love with and let it guide you in creating a soft color palette for the room.

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Tags: oushak rugs, Design Inspiration, Michael S. Smith, Annelle Primos

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