Updated August, 2016 with 6 new photos. I am always surprised when a design idea suddenly appears in my thoughts, seemingly out of nowhere. Over the years I have learned to stop doubting this phenomenon, because, so often, weeks or months later the idea has shown up on a fashion runway or in a design magazine. This happened recently with Art Deco rugs. Regular readers of this blog may have noticed that I got quite carried away and posted four blog posts within two weeks, ignoring the inner voice that asked “Isn’t this too much Art Deco at one time”?
Links to the four Art Deco blogs are at the end of this post.
So imagine my surprise when I opened the new Elle Decor this evening and saw two spectacular spreads with Art Deco rugs. One features the new Paris apartment of Jean-Louis Deniot and the other a dazzling Mercer Island home by Kelly Wearstler.
Mind you, the Elle Decor articles do not use the term Art Deco rugs to describe the spectacular rugs in this issue. But I feel these rugs are definitely inspired by the Art Deco period. Both Jean-Louis Deniot and Kelly Wearstler are courageous trend setters and their interpretations of the Art Deco aesthetic is full of energy, grace and beauty. I expect Art Deco rugs and Art Deco furniture to become a hot, even though they may not be explicitly called Art Deco.
As Asmara’s principal rug designer I have found inspiration in many places including art, ancient stone pavements, wood floors, architecture, nature, ceilings and historical textiles.
Kelly Wearstler uses multiple Art Deco patterns to create an incredible chic look in this mater bedroom’s vestibule. Image courtesy Roger Davies.
Wearstler juxtaposes an optical black and white Art Deco rug and pink lizard skin contemporary chairs to stunning effect in a living room.
An amazing mix of patterns, colors, shapes and angles are pulled together by a black and grey Art Deco rug. Wearstler again creates pop by placing glossy pink against black.
Wearstler gave this 1930’s Bel Air residence a new bold design in its entry way. The Art Deco circular patterned floor using multiple colors of marble is a technique Wearstler uses in different ways in many of her projects. Image courtesy Roger Davies.
The black and white floor stripes are painted at an angle to create an energetic interplay with rounded and square shapes in stone, leather and metal.
The glamour of Hollywood Regency style is amplified by the black and white scheme.
The black and white marble pattern of the bathroom’s floor and walls evoke Art Deco.
Wearstler explodes this child’s bathroom with pink, black and white Art Deco inlaid-marble for its walls and floor. Image courtesy Roger Davies.
Ancient Egypt is evoked by introducing Jade green and copper into a black and white scheme.
A black and grey Art Deco patterned floor made of three different kind of marble dazzles in the entry hall of this Kelly Wearstler designed home on Mercer Island, Washington. The floor pattern would make a stylish Art Deco rug in black and grey. The wall covering on the ceiling would make another great grey and white Art Deco rug. Image courtesy Elle Decor.
Wearstler selected a black and white Art Deco marble floor in this pool pavilion to offset the clean looking furniture and wall treatment. Image courtesy Roger Davies.
A cream, brown and black art Deco rug anchors brown sofa, black chairs and white walls in a stylish living room.
A black and white Art deco rug complements Art Deco influenced furnishings in the living room of a pied-à-terre.
A black and white geometric Art Deco rug compliments Art Deco style brass railing designed by Kelly Wearstler and grey and white abstract wallpaper by Porter Teleo. Image courtesy Elle Decor.
A blue, black and white contemporary rug with texture pile anchors pink chairs, paneled walls and black and white Art Deco inspired ceiling.
Wearstler squeezes in an orange and black Art Deco container to mix with her multi-colored rug, red and pink zebra patterned sofa in this vivid family room. Image courtesy Kelly Wearstler.
A grey and white Art Deco rug with large scale diamonds echoes the sculpted forms of the grey custom made desk in the library. Image courtesy Elle Decor.
Another view of the library.
An Art Deco rug with beige, café au lait and dark brown strie adds texture, color and pattern to the master bedroom. Image courtesy Elle Decor.
A pale purple and black Art Deco rug compliments Art Deco chairs and a dining table inspired by Jean Michel Frank. Image courtesy Elle Decor.
The hand-painted Porter Teleo wallpaper in the hallway offers inspiration for an Art Deco rug. Image courtesy Elle Decor.
A black with white speckled oversized rug grounds this dramatic blank and gold dining room. Image courtesy Kelly Wearstler.
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