It is nearing the end of April and it is still cold and rainy in Boston. But I have already started dreaming of sunny days ahead and long walks along the beach. This post follows up on the top 40 beach houses and will hopefully inspire you to design the perfect environment for enjoying this most precious time of the year.
Outdoor Living Areas,
Martyn Lawrence Bullard,
If you think antique rugs are old-fashioned you will be surprised to see what 13 top interiors did with them in the 2015 Sotheby's Designer Showhouse that just ended in New York. Their work demonstrates that when antique rugs are artfully mixed with modern art and contemporary pieces the rooms convey a level of imagination and sophistication that cannot be achieved by merely following trends. For their show house Sotheby's gave 13 top interior designers carte blanche to choose antiques, contemporary art and modern furniture from Sotheby's upcoming auctions. Here are my picks for the 7 best interiors with decorative rugs from the 2015 Designer Showhouse.
Cullman & Kravis,
The April 2015 House Beautiful's 5 best rooms with decorative rugs include Cathy Kincaid's bright, light-filled sunroom with gorgeous treillage inspired by Bunny Mellon's New York townhouse and her orientalist fantasy family room with Robert Kime floral fabrics. Also among the top five are Gregory Shano's sunny living room and sea green dining room in his newly renovated Hamptons house.