When I began looking for the 10 best Martha’s Vineyard interiors to illustrate how top designers use blue rugs to elevate the chic factor in a seaside space, I was surprised at how difficult it was to find them. After the first three gorgeous rooms by Victoria Hagan, I had to look in new places to find the remaining. As it turned out, this was a good thing as it led me to discovering two new interior designers who have done great work on Martha’s Vineyard. They are Gil Walsh and Gauthier-Stacy. I hope you will enjoy the variety and the fresh perspective they bring.
A blue and white geometric rug adds energy and movement in the living room of a Martha’s Vineyard home by interior designer Gil Walsh who is based in Palm Beach. Walsh added accents of reds and yellow to create pop and make the room feel warm and inviting.
The Sigma BC oriental rug is handmade with handspun wool and has a luxurious cut and loop texture. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
A blue leaf patterned decorative rug adds energy and movement to the family room of a Martha’s Vineyard home by interior designer Victoria Hagan and architects Ferguson & Shamamian. The dining area is set in the window alcove.
Interior designer Victoria Hagan chose a blue floral rug to complement the look of serenity in the master bedroom of the Martha’s Vineyard house by architects Ferguson & Shamamian.
The Blue Summer oriental rug is handmade with fine New Zealand wool and has a luxurious cut and loop texture. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Gil Walsh interiors brought a feeling of warmth to this Martha’s Vineyard bedroom by introducing yellow, gold and muted reds. The plaid rug also has a balance of cool and warm colors and contains both blue and gold.
Another bedroom in the Martha’s Vineyard house by Ferguson and Shamamian has stunning ocean views. A blue plaid rug extends to the seating alcove on the right. A writing desk faces the ocean.
Asmara’s Adelphi UG Greek key rug is handmade with handspun wool and has the luxurious cut and loop texture. Multiple shades of sea-blue, aqua, cream and pale grey create movement. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Interior designer Lisa Torbett created a Martha’s Vineyard inspired living room in Sea Island Georgia. The Bergamo CB needlepoint rug resonates with the ocean views from the large bay windows and pops of yellow and red add warmth. Blue piping on the white upholstery connects with the rug.
The Bergamo CB needlepoint rug is handmade with handspun yarn in a textured needlepoint stitch.
Designer Eric Guenther channeled Martha’s Vineyard into his southern California bedroom. Several blue and white fabrics are anchored by the Ascot DB needlepoint rug. The room is enriched by the layering of multiple shades of cream, white and blue. Textured adobe walls and stone floor add rustic contrast.
Eric Guenther shows how to heighten interest by mixing fabrics with different shades of blue and white and by juxtaposing different textures and small and large scale patterns. Finally he shows how to balance floral fabrics with a geometric rug such as the Ascot DB needlepoint rug.
The Ascot DB needlepoint rug is handmade with handspun wool yarn which gives it the texture of linen. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Interior designers Gauthier-Stacy and architect Patrick Ahearn chose a blue, beige and taupe Oushak rug to anchor blue, taupe and cream upholstery in one of the two seating areas in a large open plan living room in Martha’s Vineyard.
A pale blue Oushak rug anchors grey and blue silk damask upholstery and white walls in the second seating area of the Martha’s Vineyard living room by designers Gauthier-Stacy and architect Patrick Ahearn.
The Thera Oushak rug is handmade with handspun wool. The aqua blue background has accents of cream, grey and sea-green. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
A tonal blue oriental rug brings a soothing atmosphere and creates a pleasing contrast with the warm wood tones of the chest. Pale yellow walls and red accents in the antique quilt add warmth.
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Images courtesy Gil Walsh, Architectural Digest, Ferguson & Shamamian, Lisa Torbett Interiors, Eric Guenther, Gauthier-Stacy, Patrick Ahearn and Elle Decor.