Every month I read Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Veranda, House Beautiful and Traditional Home as soon as they come out and each month I feature the two magazines that have the best rooms that month. This July Elle Decor once again surpassed with more outstanding rooms with designer rugs than any other magazine. Here are the 5 best of the best in July.
Brockschmidt & Coleman,
We've hand-picked the five best rooms with designer rugs from the November edition of Architectural Digest. See a Brazilian home by designer Alberto Pinto, Meg Ryan’s New York loft and a Gothic revival house in the English countryside.
It is with great pleasure to have selected a unique grouping of spaces with designer rugs in the September 2016 Architectural Digest. These rooms share an elegant simplicity, while featuring bold artwork, custom furnishings and imaginative home decor. Matthias Vriens-McGrath delights us with his dreamy talents being used on his own Los Angeles abode. Since 2012, designer Stephen Sills has been on the AD100 list, and you can experience his work in a Central Park apartment he remodeled. Marc Jacobs brings us his unabashed design with unexpected techniques in his New York apartment and Laure Hériard-Dubreuil and husband Aaron Young share with us a glimpse into their East Village rowhouse.
We've sought out 10 summer rooms from Traditional Home that showcase great designer rugs. As you'll see, there are many styles of rugs, colors and patterns that can be successful in any summer retreat. Get inspired by these rooms for the next time you need to design that perfect summer home.
Susan Zises Green,
Flat weave rugs,
Traditional Home Magazine,
The September-October 2014 issue of Veranda has five gorgeous rooms that offer valuable insights on how to create the feeling tone and look you desire. The key lies in the thoughtful pairing of fabrics, furniture and decorative rugs and paying attention to scale, color palettes, textures, design styles and materials. I have summarized the insights in the caption under each room image.
Amelia T. Handegan,
Cheryl Skoog Tague,
How do fashion geniuses chose decorative rugs for their own homes? Are their homes as glorious as their fashions? Can we apply what we learn from their interiors to our own homes? We take a look at the homes of 7 fashion leaders- Isaac Mizrahi, Jenni Kayne, Hubert de Givenchy, Josie Natori, Geoffrey Beene, Tory Burch and Liz Claiborne to learn from their decorating approach.
Hubert de Givenchy,
Pinterest's 20 best interiors with striped rugs, fabrics and wallcoverings were chosen because they offer the greatest inspiration for designing chic and stylish rooms. The 20 interiors show that stripes work equally well in traditional rooms as they do in contemporary spaces. Stripes will add zip to a beach house and also help bring a chic look to a Manhattan apartment. Stripes come in neutrals as well as in bold colors, and you will see how interior designers use each type of stripe to the best effect.
Michael S. Smith,
Martyn Lawrence Bullard,
Brockschmidt and Coleman,
Lorenzo Castillo widely considered Europe's "It" interior designer, was asked by a client to modernize a palace in Seville while staying faithful to it's history. The palace was built during Spain's golden age, the 16th century, when the nation ruled the trade routes to the New World. Today's post will show how Castillo used beautiful fabrics, antique furniture and classsic decorative rugs to create interiors that combine 21st century comfort with sophisticated historical touches.
Carrier and Company unified this sleek and stylish living room with a pastel striped Oriental rug for the 2011 Elle Decor Concept House. Image courtesy Carrier & Co.
Jessie Carrier and Mara Miller are among three of Elle Decor’s top designers to watch in 2011. The striped oriental rug has blue, greenish yellow, copper, brass and dark brown stripes to pull together all the colors in the room. Image courtesy Carrier & Co.
Carrier and Company,
striped oriental rug,
Colorful Living Rooms,
Sun rooms should welcome and relax you and your guests and promote a pleasant social atmosphere for smiles and lively conversation. But sun rooms can be a challenge when decorating because it is easy to over emphasize the sun and make the room less inviting in the summer. A sunroom with too many warm colors can feel hot in summer and decorators plan for this by using a mix of warm and cool colors. Phoebe Howard does an amazing job in this sun room by using cool blues and aqua in the larger areas such as the rug and the upholstery and then adding warm accent colors such yellow and orange in the painting.
- Phoebe Howard begins by laying a cooling and soothing blue and white small scale geometric oriental rug. This rug can gives the feeling of a refreshing pond to cool your feet while relaxing and enjoying the sun and the garden views outside.
- Carrying the pond analogy further, aqua cushions on dark wicker sofas and chairs offer a cool place to rest and feel calm.
- The lighting too is calming, and the blue colors make the room feel cooler on hot days. Tall green plants filter the sunlight and connect the sunroom to the garden.
- Carrying the pond metaphor further, the coffee table is a small "island" for resting drinks.
- To bring in just enough warmth, Phoebe Howard chose a still life with yellow, orange and plum tones to warm the color palette just enough.
A room like this allows you to wade slowly into deep serenity while enjoying a wonderful day with friends, or just spend a few quiet hours relaxing.
Sea Island Georgia Style,
A red, blue and gold striped oriental kilim rug warms a cottage's kitchen entrance designed by Mona Hajj Interiors. The weathered paint on the walls and the brick tiled floor are softened by stepping on a soft oriental rug, making the visitor feel welcome and gengtly pampered. There is ample room to store wet boots, fishing gear and raincoats etc. An oriental rug for an entrance such as this should be sturdy, the colors should hide dirt and the wool should be of good quality so it naturally repels stains.
Mona Hajj Interiors,
blues and white,
Decorating with needlepoint rugs,
Decorating with fine rugs,
handspun yarn rugs,
formal city homes,