The May 2015 Architectural Digest’s 6 best interiors with decorative rugs include a majestic traditional house in Lisbon belonging to banking heir turned top decorator Pedro Espírito Santo and the chic Veere Greeney decorated contemporary London penthouse of Savile Row designer Roubi L’Roubi.
In the dining room of banking heir turned top decorator Pedro Espírito Santo’s magnificent Lisbon residence a French Aubusson rug compliments a neoclassical ceiling, Victorian side chairs, vintage bergères and a mahogany pedestal table.
A brown and red floral Bessarabian rug brings cheer to Pedro Espírito Santo’s studio.
In Pedro Espírito Santo’s salon a neoclassical needlepoint rug compliments walls and ceiling decorated with Renaissance grotesque motifs. Some of the furniture is from the Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva Foundation’s Museu De Artes Decorativas Portuguesas.
A custom red and blue contemporary rug compliments circular de Sede sofas, Fortuny damask wall covering and paintings by Robert Motherwell, Robert Ryman, L’Roubi, Bruce Conner and Francis Bacon in the drawing room of fashion designer Roubi L’Roubi and financier Pierre Lagrange’s London penthouse designed by Veere Greeney.
In L’Roubi’ s study a red and blue custom contemporary rug anchors a custom Christopher Bell desk and Frank Lloyd Wright chairs. The artworks are by Marcel Duchamp, Hélio Oiticica, Glyn Philp and Nicolas de Staël.
In L’Roubi and Lagrange’s master bedroom a grey custom rug compliments works by Picasso, a daybed by Eileen Gray, a Fornasetti chair and L’Roubi designed coverlet.