The November 2014 Architectural Digest has so many great spaces it seemed unfair to pick just 5 for the best interiors with decorative rugs. So I have made two selections, today’s post features the 5 best contemporary interiors and a separate post features the 5 best traditional interiors which are all from AD100 interior designer David Easton’s fabulous restoration of a 1920’s Addison Mizner landmark ocean front mansion in Palm Beach.
A blue and white geometric tiled floor and arching thatched roof create a relaxed atmosphere in the outdoor dining area of Ellen Pompeo and music producer husband Chris Ivery’s Los Angeles 1930’s villa updated by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
A brown cowhide rug, commodious sofas, tall windows and huge brass pendant lights amplify the drama in Ellen Pompeo’s living room.
A grey Art Deco rug resonates with a circular Jacopo Foggini light fixture, modern art and an Empire bergère in the entrance hall of Lisa and James Cohen’s Art Deco inspired pied-à-terre in New York’s Plaza Hotel designed by Susanna Maggard.
A blue faux-pony-hair rug complements pale blue and grey Art Deco furniture in the living room of the Cohen’s Plaza Hotel pied-à-terre. Yellow and red accents create pop and add warmth.
A grey contemporary rug, grey sofa, 18th-century Russian carved-back armchair and a 1991 Cleve Gray canvas were chosen by Blaine Trump and decorator Richard Keith Langham to evoke the Cole Porter era. The apartment was formerly an artist’s studio in Gainsborough Studios a co-op on Central Park South that was built in 1908 to house artist’s studios. The living room’s tall windows have views of Central Park.