Updated August, 2016 with five new photos. We’ve collected a variety of high fashion living rooms that all successfully use geometric rugs. Designer geometric rugs can make any room look stylish as these 27 room images show.
Fashion photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank paired a cream and beige Greek key rug with cream upholstery to create a fashionable atmosphere in her New York living room. She added energy with red, pink, blue, turquoise, jade and orange accents. This room was published by both Elle Decor and Vogue.
Fashion photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank in her living room. The Vogue photo has been marked up by the Style Crush Blog.
2. Steven Gambrel recolored a neoclassical architectural pattern in blue and white and deftly created a contemporary rug that forms a perfect backdrop for this stunning living room’s mix of classical and country furnishings. Elle Decor Image.
Aerin Lauder’s black and white library was in the Habitually Chic blog and attributed to House Beautiful, but I have been unable to find it in that magazine.
4. Sisley cosmetics executive Christine d’Ornano’s London living room has vibrant colors in the painting, furniture and accessories, yet they all feel well balanced because the cream and beige geometric rug pulls all the elements into a coherent whole. Elle Decor Image.
A geometric Moroccan rug brings glamour and sensual texture to this contemporary living room designed by Christine Dovey.
A brown and white geometric rug adds flair to Nate Berkus’s Manhattan bedroom published in Architectural Digest.
5. Jeffrey Billhuber’s living room seating area is a lesson in mixing many geometric patterns in fabrics, wall covering and decorator rugs. Note how Billhuber mixes large scale, medium scale and small scale geometric patterns. The geometric rug’s scale is in the middle. The wall and the upholstered chair near the window are covered in the same fabric and this allows Jeffrey Billhuber to masterfully knit the many geometric patterns into a pleasing harmony. Jeffrey Billhuber Image.
6. The 2011 Veranda Showhouse living room has a silver gray geometric rug in a small scale geometric pattern that looks very contemporary and supports a mix of styles in furniture and accessories. Veranda Magazine Image.
7. Australian interior designer Iain Halliday designed this living area for Kiane and Charlie von Mueffling’s Manhattan apartment on a large scale high contrast blue and white rug. Red pillows and green Ikat fabric on a French chair enliven the space. Elle Decor Image.
8A. Ames Ingham anchored this
8B. Another view of the Ames Ingham designed Hollywood living room. We are often asked by customers if it is wrong to use two of the same rugs in a room. This room demonstrates that it all depends on what effect you are trying to achieve. Once you have practiced the rules long enough you are freed up to break them so you can realize a vision. Elle Decor Image.
9. Jonathan Adler has pulled together many vibrant colors in this living room with the brown, gold and white geometric rug.
10. This geometric rug‘s pattern is similar to the rug in image 3, but it is colored in tonal shades of green to compliment the soft green upholstery and drapery and to highlight the views of beach grass and ocean.
11. This geomegtric rug‘s simple pattern is classical and timeless and compliments the architecture of the room. The curve of the skylight creates a pleasing contrast with the geometric pattern of the rug.
12A. A contemporay rug with a gray-blue pattern of interlocking squares of different sizes is a perfect compliment to the mid-century modern upholstery in taupe, brown and black.
12B. Another view.
13. Jonathan Berger selected a geometric patterned grey and white Moroccan to compliment vibrant pinks, reds, yellows and blues in this fashionable living room.
14. Eric Cohler cleverly utilizes the space near the stairs for a comfortable family room defined by a silver gray geometric rug for small squares. Note that the frames of all the chairs and sofa are traditional and yet the room feels modern.
15. The Brussels living room of Anne-Marie Midy and Jorge Almada of the furniture company Casamidy is anchored by a gray geometric rug. We have seen several rugs with patterns formed by squares, and each rug looks very different.
16. Susan Zises Green describes this grand living room as a sunny day. A gray and white crisscross geometric rug fills the room with a relaxing energy, while Susan’s color palette does the rest.
17. This warm and inviting living room by Ferguson and Oscar Shamamian showcases two Picasso paintings, contrasted by a mesmerizing cream and blue geometric rug, long blue and cream striped window treatments and a custom billiards table.
18. Mario Buatta designed this fantastic classical Manhattan living area with patterns and more patterns in mind. The loud and lovely patterns don’t stop with the brown and cream geometric rug that lifts the entire room’s fabulous design.
19. Steven Gambrel’s pine-paneled living room in a New York apartment, is an excellent example of mixing amazing fabrics and patterns. An oversized bespoke geometric rug dazzles the floor space and sets the mood for a relaxing yet high-end atmosphere.
20. Steven Gambrel does it again with this living room masterpeice in a 1930s Long Island country house. He selected a large scale geometric rug that compliments the sofa and pillow fabrics along with the custom wood molding.