It is easy to worry about breaking some unwritten rules when choosing designer rugs for open plan spaces and adjoining rooms. Readers have asked us if the rugs should be coordinated, or if they should be different. Should they choose rugs that have similar colors or contrasting colors? Can they mix contemporary rugs with traditional rugs in a great room? The 18 rooms in today's post will show you that the many exciting ways interior designers have devised for visually linking rooms and open spaces through rugs, furniture, fabrics and accessories. After seeing these 18 examples, you will feel freer to try your own ideas putting aside the fear of breaking some unknown design rules.
Juan Pablo Molyneux,
Mariette Himes Gomez,
Este Stanley Interiors,
The 7 best rooms with decorative rugs in the September 2015 Architectural Digest include the chic Paris apartment of Christian Dior's Mathilde Favier-Meyer who ignored advice from three legendary Parisian decorators to follow her own instincts; Ralph Lauren’s new West Village Home Collection recalling 1950s Bohemian style; The easy going elegance of Derek Lam’s Gramercy Park apartment and Brett Heyman’s peaceful Connecticut retreat.
Bedrooms can be be so much more than a place to sleep. The 18 gorgeous spaces by top designers show how you can create an intimate refuge from the noise and interruption of daily life with relaxing and soothing sitting and work areas and make them cozy with decorative rugs.
Brian J. McCarthy,
The great outdoors can seem dreary as winter arrives for a long stay. However, good interior design featuring red rugs can provide both a festive lift and a year-round boost for you and your guests. Red is a highly emotive color, imparting feelings of love, warmth, and comfort – not just good tidings for this festive season, but worthwhile qualities for your home to have all year round. Today, we’re going to look at how four top designers have used red rugs to bring out the best in living rooms and bedrooms.
Richard Keith Langham