Architectural Digest’s 5 best rooms with decorative rugs in the September 2014 issue cover a range of design styles, from minimalist contemporary to ornately palatial.
A magnificent vaulted ceiling with hand painted Chinoiserie vines greets visitors to Villar Perosa, home to Italian fashion icon Marella Agnelli. Marella restored the 18th century villa near Turin with the help of legendary French decorator Stéphane Boudin who also helped Jacqueline Kennedy re-decorate the White House.
A soft blue antique Turkish oriental rug provides a sophisticated contrast to a gold Japanese screen mounted on contemporary grey walls in fashion designer Adam Lippes newly decorated Manhattan living room.
A grey contemporary rug with a ribbed texture provides contrast to the plush velvet of the sofa and makes the blue and pinks pop in the seating area of Tory Burch’s Manhattan office newly decorated by AD100 firm Daniel Romualdez Architects.
A contemporary silk rug with an abstract pattern in blues and whites provides contrast to traditional chairs and minimalist fireplace in fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi’s Manhattan apartment.
An ornate red, orange and white Aubusson rug brings an air of grandeur to the Villar Perosa bedroom where Marella’s late husband, Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli slept for more than three decades.
Images courtesy Architectural Digest where you can see more interiors in the September 2014 issue.