My picks for the 5 best rooms with decorative rugs in Architectural Digest’s October 2014 issue all happen to be contemporary. I have noticed that in some months it is the traditional rooms that are the stars, and in the next issue it is all the contemporary spaces that take center stage. If you know why styles fluctuate from month to month, please share your insight in the comments section.
A burgundy rug with cream Art Deco bands anchors a gigantic 1970s Michel Boyer chandelier in a dressing room designed for a “modern day dandy” by French interior designer Tristan Auer for the 2014 Intérieurs showhouse in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. The museum had just two guidelines- The room had to be fit for contemporary living, and not a period piece; and the centerpiece of the room had to be an object from the museum’s collection which ranges from the Renaissance to the 20th century. More at Architectural Digest.
A grey contemporary rug adds a subtle geometric pattern and rich texture to a neutral living room in Palm Beach, Florida by AD100 decorator Vicente Wolf. The neutral color palette heightens the drama of the large black and white artwork by Richard Serra. More at Architectural Digest.
An energetic custom zebra rug complements vibrantly colored contemporary art in AD100 interior designer Richard Mishaan’s newly decorated apartment located on a gilded stretch of New York’s 5th Avenue overlooking Central Park. More at Architectural Digest.
A cream brown and blue contemporary rug complements a large red and black canvas by Alexander Liberman in Charles Churchward’s Santa Fe, New Mexico library. White Saarinen side table and Eames chaise longue contrast with the black oval foot rest. More at Architectural Digest.
A beige contemporary rug with a linear Art Deco inspired pattern complements two beige sofas and contrasts with a pair of circular gold sofas in India Mahdavi designed living room in Litchfield, Connecticut. More at Architectural Digest.