The seven best rooms with designer rugs in the May 2017 Veranda feature the stunning blue and white compositions of Cathy Kincaid in a 1930's Spanish Colonial in Dallas, an upper-east side apartment enlivened by Nick Olsen's unexpected colors, Frank de Biasi's renewal of a 1917 shingled white colonial on Long Island's North Shore and the yellow and gold living room of Jan Showers' updated Dallas townhouse.
1. Blue and White
Blue and white Portuguese tiles complement the owners blue and white porcelain collection in the dining room of a 1930's Spanish Colonial home in Dallas rejuvenated by designer Cathy Kincaid.
1a. Blue, White and Pink
A pink and blue geometric oriental rug adds depth and sophistication to the blue and white color scheme of the Cathy Kincaid designed dining room.
2. Blue and White
A blue and white Samarkand pattern custom oriental rug complements lavender-tinged gray walls and red and gold accents add warmth to Cathy Kincaid's living room design.
2a. Blue and White
A serene sitting area.
3. Blue, White and Gold
A blue and white oriental rug in a geometric Dhurrie pattern compliments pale dusty rose walls and cream and blue fabrics in the Cathy Kincaid designed master bedroom.
4. Gold, Purple and Blue
Designer Nick Olsen uses luminous color to enliven an apartment with floor to ceiling windows in a 10 year old upper east-side limestone building designed by architect Peter Marino. In the living room a gold custom oriental rug brings out the beauty of gold and silver metallic wallcovering, black spoon back chairs covered in a gray and white chevron pattern, purple velvet sofas and a lavender-blue silk 18th-century canapé. The artwork is by Willem de Kooning.
5. Yellow, Purple, Black and Green
In the Nick Olsen designed dining room custom chairs copied from a Maison Jansen original belonging to the clients are covered in a yellow leather that pops against a gold custom oriental rug. A neoclassical screen covered in a purple-gray hand painted Fromental paper adds contrast.
6. Blue, White and Yellow
A blue and white custom Portuguese style needlepoint rug adds color and texture to the living room of a 1917 shingled white colonial on Long Island's North Shore renewed by designer Frank de Biasi.
8. Gold, White and Blue
In the living room of designer Jan Showers' Dallas townhouse, a white and silver cowhide rug complements a gold velvet covered sofa, yellow and white striped armchairs, Jan Showers designed cocktail table and chandelier and walls painted in Benjamin Moore's Wickham Gray.
All room images courtesy Veranda.