The December 2014 Architectural Digest’s 6 best rooms with decorative rugs offer wonderful inspiration for designing dramatic settings for displaying art in entrance halls, living rooms, bedrooms and libraries.
A gray and black Art Deco rug in a design by Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (who the New York Times called Art Deco’s greatest artist) contrasts with a large and colorful abstract painting by Gerhard Richter in the entrance gallery of an Art Collector’s Chicago duplex apartment modernized by Atelier AM.
Atelier AM chose a cream custom rug to complement a Roy Lichtenstein triptych and an Alexander Calder sculpture in the master bedroom which has soaring views of Lake Michigan.
In the library of a pre-war Manhattan apartment decorated for the Holidays by Bronson van Wyck, a multicolored oriental rug complements Chinoiserie paneling and a fireplace draped in cedar branches interlaced with custom-made red paper fans inscribed in Chinese.
A curving black and gray custom rug pulls together rounded sofas by Jean Royère and Vladimir Kagan and complements a provocative collection of modern art in the living room of a London townhouse rejuvenated by eminent French designer François Catroux.
A textured white contemporary rug, white upholstery and white walls create the perfect setting for showcasing vibrant modern art in the Hollywood, Florida pied-à-terre of real-estate magnate Jorge Pérez who has been called the “Donald Trump of the tropics.”
A gray silk rug complements over scale portraits of Darlene and Jorge Pérez and makes the blues, yellows and ochre pop in the master bedroom.
Images courtesy Architectural Digest.