Is it possible to forecast fashion trends for the best decorative rugs by viewing rooms designed by the world’s top decorators in the 2011 Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York?
When seasoned buyers from Bergdorf and Neiman Marcus attend fashion shows in Milan, Paris and New York, their first job is to separate the impractical and the faddish from the real fashion trends that will have longevity and actually be worn by their customers. Predicting the best decorative rug trends from the Kips Bay Decorator Show House is no different.
Celerie Kemble’s “Lady’s Library” at this years Kips Bay has a decorative sisal rug that has been hand painted with undulating waves of cream and soft celadon.
The curving waves in Celerie Kemble’s imaginative decorative rug compliment the romantic lines of the tête-à-tête, the round table and the upholstered chair.
My job at Asmara includes predicting decorative rug trends. I visited the recently opened 2011 Kips Bay last Sunday and loved the lady’s library designed by Celerie Kemble. I predict her imaginative rug design will be a trend setter for decorative rugs.
I am forecasting that motifs with lyrical curves will become more important in the best decorative rugs. Rugs with curving designs designs will balance and complement the angular geometrics that are so much in vogue today.
Tomorrow’s post will reveal my second decorative rug prediction from the 2011 Kips Bay Decorator Show House.
Below is a list of Decorator Show Houses around the country:
- Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, New York, April 28 to May 26, 2011
- Bucks County Designer House, May 1 to May 29, 2011
- San Francisco Decorator Showcase, April 30 to May 30, 2011
- Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens, April 30 to May 22, 2011
- Indianapolis Decorator Showhouse and Gardens, April 30 to May 15, 2011
- Stately Homes-by-the-Sea Showhouse New Jersey, May 30 to June 12, 2011
What are your predictions for future trends in interior decorating and decorative rugs?