David Easton masterfully recaptures the elegance of the classic English country house with quintessentially English needlepoint rugs. What is even more fascinating is how David pairs the classical order and symmetry of neoclassical architecture with floral needlepoint rugs and thereby creates a modern rendition of the English Georgian style. David’s design approach is continuously evolving as he incorporates changes in technology to create what he calls “an envelope for a lifestyle”.
“I believe that a great house, a great piece of art, a great piece of sculpture, and a great novel are all done by one person…. If you play music, you play music. If you paint a painting, you paint it. You don’t have someone else do it. Well obviously Michelangelo did, and I understand that”, David Easton told
1. A blue, grey, red and gold needlepoint rug by Asmara anchors Georgian dining chairs and table in a New York apartment. The ornate mirror and chandelier stand out against the grey walls. The white fireplace and wainscoting create a crisp contrast against the grey. The red and gold accents of the Bessarabian needlepoint rug bring warmth to the room. Image courtesy David Easton.
2. The yellow upholstered chair and red fireplace mantel pop against the cream and red needlepoint rug in a bedroom in a Lake Forest, Illinois home designed by David Easton. The cream background of the needlepoint rug provides a contrast to the dark the red background of the Aubusson rug in the adjoining room. Image courtesy Pinterest Designer: David Easton
3. A black and cream needlepoint rug resonates with the ornate gold wall panels and Corinthian column and arched doorway leading to this grand dining room in Alblemarle the Kluge estate. The blue silk damask on the dining chairs picks up the blue accents in the floral medallions in the needlepoint rug. Image courtesy Pinterest Designer: David Easton.
4. A a very large red needlepoint rug anchors several seating areas in the salon of the Kluge estate. Yellow walls and drapes and a gilded Baroque mirror bring the feeling of sunshine. Image courtesy David Easton.
5. In the living room of a home in Lake Forest, Illinois, a yellow sofa and upholstered chairs pick up the yellow accents in the needlepoint rug. The dark brown and gold Chinoiserie cabinet resonates with the yellow bands in the needlepoint rug and provides a dark contrast to the cream needlepoint rug. Realites Magazine Photo courtesy Tea with Claudia.
6. A cream floral needlepoint rug in a French pattern and ornate chandelier provide refined contrasts to the weathered texture of the wood beams and floors in the family/breakfast room of a home in Aspen. Image courtesy Architectural Digest.
7. Two brown and red Bessarabian style needlepoint rugs define two seating areas in a home in Lake Forest, Illinois. The red and dark brown colors of the needlepoint rug pull together wine red sofas and drapes. Yellow upholstered chairs and tan leather armchairs provide a light contrast to the dark wood paneling. Image courtesy Pinterest David Easton.
8. A cream and blue floral needlepoint rug anchors sea green walls and French chairs in a bedroom of the Kluge estate. The pyramid shapes of the shelves resonate with the diamond pattern in the needlepoint rug and the Chinese porcelain echo the floral medallions in the needlepoint rug. Image courtesy Pinterest David Easton.
9. A a very large size brown floral needlepoint rug pulls together several seating areas in this living room in a Lake Forest, Illinois home. The cream neoclassical ceiling and doors contrast with the forest green walls. By mixing a floral needlepoint rug with neoclassical furniture and architectural elements David Easton has given this grand living room a Georgian ambiance. Realites Magazine Photo courtesy Tea with Claudia.
A barrel shaped wood ceiling with an octagonal neoclassical solar design in the center is complemented by a cream and blue Portuguese needlepoint rug. Blue and white plaid dining chairs contrast wit the warm wood tones in the large dining room with windows opening to spectacular mountain vistas all round. Image courtesy Architectural Digest.