Designer Rugs Add Glamour to Kips Bay Show House’s 10 Best Interiors

“Maximalism is thriving” proclaimed The New York Times in an article about the 2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House. “The house …. reflects the lifestyle of today’s gazillionaires,” intoned The Washington Post which was itself bought out by the super gazillionaire Amazon founder Jeff Bezos just a few years ago. Let us take a look at how the 10 best rooms in this $35 million 1909 mansion were made glamorous, and comfortable by designer rugs.


A red and cream oriental rug pulls together red and white patterned fabrics in the dining room designed by Mark D. Sikes, who’s inspiration was Italian style icon Marella Agnelli. Sikes used his own outdoor furniture collection because, “If you bring outdoor furniture inside, it makes people happy,” he told The New York Times.



A brown and gray custom rug adds energy and warmth to a former laundry room transformed into a study by Michael Herold. A green geometric console and pink sculpture create pop while a brown and beige palm wallcovering introduces an organic motif.



A dark brown Greek key rug compliments yellow, orange, red and white accents in a Brazilian-inspired bedroom by Suzana Monacella of McMillen Inc.



The Sigma 1804JL Oriental rug is a dark brown Greek key rug with a luxurious handmade cut and loop texture .Sigma is not washed with chemicals and is safe for children and pets. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.



A dark brown designer rug compliments dark blue walls and a fireplace sheathed in pewter-leaf travertine marble tile in designer Charles Pavarini’s “Midnight Manhattan Lounge.” 



A custom rug in a black, purple and white floral pattern compliments gold hand painted de Gournay wallpaper, white sofa and bleached wood floors in the sitting nook by Bennett Leifer.



A beige zig zag pattern natural fiber rug adds texture and movement to Alessandra Branca’s pink living room. A black and gold Chinese lacquer screen pops against pink walls and a Palempore textile draped over a white sofa adds a sense of history. 



A gray geometric rug anchors gray walls, a contemporary painting and a teak sculpture by Robert Greene called “Frenetic Composure,” in the “semi-public office and library” by decorator turned media star Thom Filicia.  



A gold, blue and cream Oushak rug rug compliments a bone canopy bed, blue China, 19th-century English mahogany-and-burlwood desk, bone and pen-work mirror in the bedroom designed by Cathy Kincaid who jokingly describes it as “kind of Bollywood.”



A gold, blue and gray Ikat rug adds warmth and color to an Indian influenced lounge area designed by Anne Maxwell Foster and Suysel dePedro Cunningham of Tilton Fenwick. An Alex Schuchard abstract on the left wall contrasts with an Indian architectural photo on the right wall. 



A blue, gold and gray contemporary rug brings a feeling of comfort and luxury to a garret transformed into a gentleman’s study by Alan Tanksley.   


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