Elle Decor's 5 best rooms with designer rugs in May include an elegant and warm apartment overlooking New York's Grammercy Park designed by Bennett Leifer, an alumnus of
Robert A. M. Stern, Juan Pablo Molyneux and Scott Snyder, as well as fashion designer Erin Beatty's colorful West Village duplex designed by Lara Apponyi and Michael Woodcock.
1. Gray, Brown and Gold
A gray faded pattern oriental rug pulls together a brown velvet upholstered custom bed, beige coronet and walls covered in gold Japanese silk in the master bedroom of an apartment overlooking New York's Gramercy Park designed by Bennett Leifer.
2. Gray, Blue and Brown
A muted gray and blue antique Tabriz rug and taupe walls provide an elegant and warm backdrop for brown velvet upholstered neoclassical chairs, Empire console, Louis XVI secretary and brown and taupe sofa's in the living room of the apartment designed by Bennett Leifer.
3. Pale Brown, Gold and Burgundy
In the Grammercy Park dining room a pale brown and gold antique Tabriz rug creates a sophisticated setting for a custom crystal chandelier, 1950's Lobmeyr mirror, neoclassical dining chairs with gold and red floral silk backs and red velvet seats, yellow drapes, gold-leaf wallcovering and and artwork by Simen Johan.
The Saffron Oriental Rug 7016GD has accents of gold, yellowish-green, pale coral and silver on a heathered background of yellow-gold, gray and taupe. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
4. Yellow, Blue, Green, Red, Black and White
In the living room of fashion designer Erin Beatty's West Village, New York duplex designed by Lara Apponyi and Michael Woodcock, a yellow, black and white flatweave rug pulls together a yellow leather sofa, blue and red floral loveseat, green Marcel Breuer chairs and paintings by Jimmy Lee Sudduth and Willie Jinks.
5. Blue, Red, and Gray
In Erin Beatty's den a deep blue and red floral Bessarabian rug adds pattern and contrasts with gray and red contemporary furniture and a painting by Madeleine Huttenbach.
All room images courtesy Elle Decor.