Aubusson Rugs Enrich the Architecture of 6 Memorable Rooms

Often it is the simplest details that make a profound impact on our interiors – which is why Aubusson rugs are such a powerful design tool. For example: 

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A simple floral motif, starts at the room’s foundation filters upward – through the upholstery, into accent cushions, flashes in a table arrangement, and ascends through the window treatment. This quiet corner serves as an excellent example of what we’re going to talk about today – using the stunning, and often subtle, detail of Aubusson rugs as the basis for grand interiors.

Enhance the Grand Architecture of a Living Room with Aubusson Rug


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It’s difficult to pick a starting point in a room so grand – which makes the choice of an Aubusson rug for the centerpiece so fortunate. The Gothic styling, vaulted ceiling with rich ribbed detail and dark exposed beams pair with the full-wall window to create a cavernous space where even over-sized, button-tooled leather furnishings might seem lost. But here, the thoughtful placement of an Aubusson rug rich with detail pulls the focus of the room back toward its core beneath the stunning iron chandelier. Image courtesy of Hendel Homes.

An Aubusson Rug Brings Romance to a Light Filled Living Room

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The trapezoidal living room in Jean-Paul Beaujard’s Parisian apartment is flooded with natural light – and at its core lays a stunning example of the design flair Aubusson rugs have to offer. Featuring a gorgeous Jansen daybed, 1940s sofas, English gold-leafed mirrors, and Bagues crystal sconces, the room is capped with a 1950s French chandelier. When it comes to the choice of rug, serendipity was at work, as Beaujard told Architectural Digest he’d purchased the piece in Palm Beach years before: “I sent it to Paris, never opened it, and one day I decided I needed a rug here, and it fit perfectly. You see how things come together.”  Image by Marina Faust, Architectural Digest.

Design a Subtle and Sophisticated Living Room with Neoclassical Aubusson Rug.

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In a Louisiana family’s home, Architect Lee Ledbetter created spaces echoing the family’s plantation history. The great hall pictured above is a formal space, but does double-duty as a family-focused area as well. At the heart of the space lies a soft, subtly patterned Malmaison Aubusson rug whose neoclassical pattern is inspired by an 18th century Adams plaster ceiling in a historic home in England. The bright white painted panels on the walls reflect the neoclassical framework of the Aubusson rug itself. The pattern of the rug provides both formal lines and softer, rounded edges which resonate with more modern feeling chandeliers. The muted beige, cream and grey tones of the Aubusson rug, paired with the dark stained wood and ebony grand, create a room which the homeowners can use for virtually any occasion. Image courtesy of Traditional Home.

Design Colorful Living Room with an Architectural Aubusson Rug

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Thomas C. Achille used an antique Aubusson carpet with an architectural pattern and subtle beige and coral tones as the base for this formal living room in Virginia’s Hunt Country. Vibrant shades from gold to persimmon, paired with rich textiles make a bold statement. Aubusson rugs exude a quiet authority in spaces like this, allowing the owner’s personality pieces to shine without overwhelming. Image courtesy of Alix Perrachon, The Decorative Carpet.

Create a Stunning Living Room with Clear Colors and Aubusson Rug

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I’ll leave you with this beautiful living room in Boston where Scott Snyder has worked his colorful magic. Snyder is widely known for his ability to weave clear colors through a space in both subtle and imaginative ways, and this room is no exception. The green silk pillows, detailed chair upholstery and paint selection for the wall all stem from the rich clear color floral details of the Aubusson rug. Image Courtesy Scott Snyder.

Aubusson Rugs provide an excellent backdrop for a multitude of interior styles – always giving an air of sophistication and a personal touch.

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