Architectural Digest October 2015: 9 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

The 9 best rooms with decorative rugs in the October 2015 Architectural Digest are dominated by Michael S. Smith’s renovation of the American Embassy Residence in Madrid and Bruce Budd mix of contemporary and traditional styles in a 1930’s mansion in Houston’s River Oaks neighborhood. 


Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent with baby Poppy in the living room of their newly renovated lower Fifth Avenue apartment near Greenwich Village. The two acclaimed decorators collaborated on the project.


A gray flat weave rug compliments gold mid century modern upholstered chairs and a French steel low table in the living room of Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent’s Greenwich Village apartment. 

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Sandpiper 9009GRY is a gray wool flat weave rug that can be custom ordered in any size..


American ambassador to Spain James Costos and his longtime partner interior designer Michael S. Smith in the sitting room of the newly renovated U.S. embassy residence in Madrid. Smith dedicated significant personal funds to the renovation of the embassy.  A beige and taupe geometric rug compliments scenic French wallpaper and a stone low table and green velvet upholstered sofa.

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 The taupe and beige geometric rug pulls together blue, green and reds in the sitting room of the Madrid embassy residence designed by Michael S. Smith.


Two cream and blue damask oriental rugs pop against black lacquered floors and pull together gilded Empire style chairs, contemporary art and dark blue walls in the piano room of the American embassy residence.   


A gold and blue oriental rug contrasts with black polished floors and adds energy to the Michael Smith designed living room in the embassy residence. 


Morena 6813GD handmade oriental rug is inspired by 16th century Spanish rugs and has many shades of gray blues and gold and has not been chemically washed.  


A gold raffia rug compliments aqua, green and blue upholstery and a black and white Caio Fonseca painting in the sitting room of a 1930’s mansion in Houston’s River Oaks neighborhood renovated by Bruce Budd. 


Sigma 1804EA is a cut and loop handmade oriental rug made with lustrous hand spun wool and has not been chemically washed.


A beige flat weave rug compliments an Anish Kapoor sculpture and a mix of contemporary and traditional upholstery in blue, cream and brown in the living room of the Bruce Budd designed Houston mansion. 


A gold raffia carpet compliments neoclassical style dining chairs upholstered in an energetic blue and white print and a Charles X chandelier in the Bruce Budd designed dining room. 


A blue Sultanabad oriental rug compliments red and white bed linen, gray and white geometric patterned upholstery and white lacquered walls and ceiling in the master bedroom of the 1930’s Houston mansion updated by Bruce Budd.  


A gold contemporary rug adds warmth to the Manhattan penthouse living room by design duo Dufner Heighes.

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