Architectural Digest November 2015: 6 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

It is hard to imagine how an unattractive space can be utterly transformed until you have seen these before and after photos of the 6 best rooms with designer rugs in the November 2015 Architectural Digest. These gorgeous spaces are a testament to the vision of designers Elissa Cullman, Victoria Hagan and Shawn Henderson working in collaboration with architects John B. Murray, Stephen Lee and Peter Pennoyer, respectively. 


Architect John B. Murray and decorator Elissa Cullman restored tje glamour of a 1927 Upper East Side penthouse by expanding a skylight, and windows and juxtaposing contemporary art with traditional designer rugs.


Stairway before. 

Red oriental rugs, red Oriental rug, designer rugs, designer rug

A vibrant red oriental rug adds style and pulls together contemporary art and traditional furniture in the living room designed by Elissa Cullman.


Living room before. 

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A red and blue oriental rug pulls together paintings by Robert Motherwell and Lee Krasner and Regency dining chairs in the Elissa Cullman designed dining room. 


Dining room before. 

Cowhide rugs, hide rugs, cowhide rug, hide rug

A custom silver and gray cowhide rug compliments warm wood tones in the dining table and ceiling in the Victoria Hagan and Stephen Lee designed dining room in the New York City triplex of Lee’s sister Nancy.   


Dining room before. 

Custom rugs, art deco rugs, designer rugs, designer rug

A cream custom Art Deco rug complements contemporary and 19th century styles in the living room of an 1850s Italianate Greenwich Village townhouse completely rebuilt by architect Peter Pennoyer and interior designer Shawn Henderson.

Custom rugs, art deco rugs, designer rugs, designer rug

A custom beige Art Deco rug designed by Shawn Henderson complements a cobalt blue contemporary sofa and 19th century architectural details in the front parlor. 


Front parlor before.

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