The September 2017 Elle Decor celebrates the exuberant enjoyment of life depicted in French interiors and once again this issue surpasses the other major design magazines in the high quality of its interiors with designer rugs. Here are the 6 best from the September Elle Decor.
1. Black, Red, Green, Blue and Pink
A black and red floral needlepoint rug pulls together green wall paneling, colorful vintage wallpaper, Louis XV chair and mirror, Louis XVI gilded bronze sconces and 19th-century French chandelier in the foyer of a pied-à-terre in the Île Saint-Louis, Paris decorated by the American owner Pamela Mullin with the help of designer Didier Benderli.
2. Red, Green, and Black
A black, red and white needlepoint rug pulls together a pair of 18th-century Voyeuse chairs, Louis XV bergeres in Fortuny fabric, Louis XVI-style demilune consoles, antique Chinoiserie lamps, 19th-century French chandelier and David Hockney drawings in Pamela Mullin's living room in her pied-à-terre in the Île Saint-Louis, Paris
3. Cream, Brown and Red
In the living room of the 16th-century Provençal weekend home of interior designer François Catroux, a cream cement floor with a geometric design made of pebbles anchors an 18th-century English oak center table, 1940's Andre Arbus leather chairs and tripod side table and pendant designed by Catroux.
4. Cream, Brown and Red
The outdoor living room in the 16th-century Provençal weekend home of designer François Catroux.
5. Cream, Brown, Gray and Green
In the living room of a Parisian apartment designed by Jean-Louis Deniot, a cream and brown geometric Moroccan rug provides a rustic contrast to a curved custom sofa in gray silk damask, Directoire armchair, Louis XVI gilded console, a 1950's ebonized-wood rocking chair, 30's mahogany armchair covered in a Le Manach fabric, Hagit Pincovici cocktail table, painted-steel wall sculpture and a 1960's Gaetano Sciolari chandelier.
6. Blue, Beige and Gold
In the Jean-Louis Deniot designed dining room, a straw-and-leather rug form Marrakech creates a rustic contrast with a wall covered in antiqued mirror tiles, a custom oval perforated brass table, a pair of 1930's French chairs upholstered in African wax print fabric, a set of Louis XVI dining chairs, a Steffan Christensen sculpture on a 1930's rosewood sideboard and a Michael Anastassiades ceiling fixture.
All room images courtesy Elle Decor.