Architectural Digest August 2015: 9 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

The August 2015 Architectural Digest’s 10 best rooms with decorative rugs are all about relaxing vacation homes and country retreats in Martha’s Vineyard, Lake Placid, The Hudson Valley and Southern California. The common challenge in vacation homes and country retreats is how to mix the rustic and the sophisticated in way that feels both relaxing and stylish. Learn how Rose Tarlow, Katie Ridder, Ashe + Leandro and former Miles Redd protege Nick Olsen do this in four very different ways that fit life styles of the homeowners.


 View from the great room of a Martha’s Vineyard house designed by Ashe + Leandro. Wood cathedral ceilings bring a rustic atmosphere that softens the sophisticated lines of the custom ceiling lights and sofas by Christian Liaigre. A custom made gray rug unifies the the sophisticated and rustic elements in the room.

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Buy grey, blue and brown Oushak rug

The Kiraz Oushak rug has a lustrous timeworn beauty. It has a gray background and accents of brown, blue and white. The brown resonates with wood tones and the blue and white accents pick up blues and whites in upholstery, drapes and pillows. The gray background contains many shades of gray which makes this rug work with any gray fabric. Available in several sizes. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.



This view of the Martha’s Vineyard great room gives a sense of the owners extensive contemporary art collection.


The kitchen in Martha’s Vineyard. 


Interior designer Katie Ridder and husband architect Peter Pennoyer think out of the box in this boldly colored living room in their Hudson Valley home.  Pink walls, olive green drapes, red, purple and blue upholstery are complimented by an antique Turkish Oushak rug with a gold background and red and green accent colors. 



Buy beige, gold, red, green Oushak rug

The Kos Oushak rug has a layered time worn beauty. The golden beige background has accents of pomegranate, red, green, blue and white. Kos is handmade in the original Turkish knot with handpsun wool. Kos is available in several sizes. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.  


An emerald green 19th century Donegal rug with red and yellow accents inspired the color palette of Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer’s bedroom. The yellow walls, pink bed alcove and red headboard are all derived from the Donegal rug which itself was inspired by 19th century Turkish Oushak rugs

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A gold, beige and brown custom rug defines the sitting area and compliments Jasper Johns’s 1967 painting, Flag and a 1963 Robert Rauschenberg unttitled silkscreen in the Rose Tarlow designed Brentwood, CA living room of Edythe and Eli Broad.  


Scratch 9014LAT is a handtufted pile rug made with wool and lustrous bamboo yarns which can be made to order in a wide range of custom sizes and shapes.  


Sandpiper 9009BRN is a heathered beige, brown and cream handmade flat weave rug that can be ordered in a custom sizes. 

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Former Miles Redd protege Nick Olsen uses sensational colors to liven up a historic Brooklyn brownstone. The living room’s color palette of salmon, cobalt blue, gold, Chinese red and fuchsia are all found in the vibrantly colored antique Ghiordes oriental rug


A beige and brown Moroccan rug anchors cobalt blue lacquered walls, orange silk pillows and brown, tan and copper accent pieces in the Nick Olsen designed library.  


A pair of custom blue and white flat weave rugs anchor gold and red floral upholstery and red drapes of Colefax & Fowler fabrics in a colorful Lake Placid, New York, vacation retreat designed by architect G. P. Schafer. 



The Basketweave Needlepoint Rug 1108CB is handmade with handspun wool by Asmara and is available in size 9ft x 12 ft. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc 

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 The Merino Kilim DEN Flat Weave Rug 9013DEN has layered shades of blue and blue-greens and is handmade in many custom size and colors.

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