Aubusson rugs have a long and intriguing history dating back to the 17th century when tapestry weavers began making Aubusson rugs and tapestries for the castles and palaces of the French nobility. Today, stylish handmade Aubusson rugs are sought after by celebrities and decorators for the atmosphere of sophistication and prestige they bring to a room. Aubusson rugs can make a traditional room feel more elegant and comfortable and they make modern spaces feel warmer and look more sophisticated.
According to designer Charles Eames, “The details are not the details. They make the design.” This statement is very true of the work of AD100 interior designer Scott Snyder who is a master at decorating with Aubusson rugs. Snyder is widely admired for his elegant rooms in which even the smallest detail is lovingly cared for. Many of Snyder’s interiors feature beautiful Aubusson rugs and he uses them in dining rooms, home offices and living rooms. We will about decorating with Aubusson rugs by studying three stunning rooms designed by Scott Snyder.
2. Add Elegance with Aubusson Rugs
An Aubusson rug enhances the stylish furnishing in a water view apartment in Palm Beach designed by Scott Snyder. Image courtesy Scott Snyder Inc.
The above dining room by Scott Snyder shows how important details are to the overall look of a room. Pops of red and gold on the leather bound books add personality and warmth to this handsome dining space. The eye begins at the exquisite painting over the buffet and notices the display of antique china and then moves on to the chair backs and then to the Aubusson rug with it’s vivid green and blue trellis pattern. Soft lighting filters on to the Aubusson rug and warms and softens the space that would have felt a little too formal. The warm wood tones, leather bound volumes, beautiful painting and soft lighting complete the look and make this dining space feel warm and inviting for gatherings of family and friends.
Add Warmth with Aubusson Rugs
A modern Aubusson rug adds warmth and sophistication to a home office seating area in a Palm Beach apartment designed by Scott Snyder. Image courtesy Scott Snyder Inc.
Aubusson rugs bring warmth and elegance to any space. In this water view home office, the Aubusson rug anchors and softens the space and the rug’s elegance reverberates throughout the room and enhances the feeling of luxury. The light blue accent colors in the Aubusson rug, drapes and pillows connect with the ocean views and bring an atmosphere of tranquility and relaxation to the space.
While intricate detail in the glass panels of the cabinet and curved marquetry of the desk add a feeling of sophistication it is the Aubusson rug that ties all the elements together so the space looks elegant and feels comfortable. The plush armchair and the generously sized ottoman give the impression of a room where the homeowner feels very comfortable. In addition, small touches like the throw tossed over the chair and fresh flowers on the desk welcome the homeowner at the end of a long day.
Unify Contemporary and Traditional Elements with an Aubusson Rug
A modern Aubusson rug with a trellis pattern can be used to pull together traditional furniture and contemporary art to create an elegant and comfortable space as this living room designed by Scott Snyder. Image courtesy Scott Snyder Inc.
Some of the most beautiful and exciting spaces mix contemporary and traditional elements and modern Aubusson rugs are a wonderful way to unify these spaces as the above living room illustrates.
4. Use Modern Aubusson Rugs to Enhance Many Design Styles
While many designers use Aubusson rugs to create traditional and modern interiors, Aubusson rugs add glamor and elegance to many other design styles. In fact a well designed Aubusson rug is so flexible you can easily change your decor to a very different style while keeping the same Aubusson rug. Learn more in this fascinating blog post: Floral Rugs That Allow Change of Looks And Colors Are Winners
Here is another example of a modern Aubusson rug that works with many decorating styles:
The Treillage Aubusson Rug has hundreds of shades of green from yellow green to blue green and warm beiges and golds that balance the cool greens and blue-greens. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.