We take a close look at how designer rugs unify and enrich the ten best rooms in the 2017 Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Designed by Robert Stilin, Kirsten Fitzgibbons, Kelli Ford, Ken Fulk, Joan Dineen, Richard Mishaan, Kate Singer, Neal Beckstedt, Jonathan Savage and Robert A.M. Stern, these rooms are sure to inspire decorating trends for years to come.
1. Robert Stilin, Living Room
A Purple Swedish rug layered on top of an abaca rug adds color and complements contemporary art and brown, green and orange accents. Image courtesy 1st dibbs.
2. Ken Fulk, Dining Room
A coral Oushak rug adds warm color to balance the cool green lacquered trim and blue custom de Gournay scenic wallpaper. The exuberant floral arrangements are from Ken Fulk’s own Flower Factory. Image courtesy of Curbed, New York.
2A. Ken Fulk, Dining Room
A blue and white cloud-filled ceiling complements the lush scenic wallpaper. Image courtesy 1st dibbs.
2B. Ken Fulk, Dining Room
The exotic wallpaper and leopard print drapes evoke the townhouse of the fictitious Madame F, an eccentric socialite who housed zoo animals and hosted lavish parties. Image courtesy of 1st dibbs.
3. Richard Mishaan, Parlor Room
A bold red and blue oversized oriental rug and ornate wallpaper custom made by London-based Iksel conjures up a lush Turkish-inspired room. Image courtesy 1st dibbs.
4. Kirsten Kelli, Sitting Room
A cream ang gray Moroccan weave geometric rug and purple and gold accents create a regal atmosphere in the sitting room by Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford of Kirsten Kelli. Alan Barry Photo courtesy Interior Design Magazine.
5. Joan Dineen, Bedroom
A neutral palette and a wooden swing creates a serene feeling in the bedroom. Image courtesy Curbed, New York.
5A. Dineen Architecture & Design, Bedroom
A contemporary gold and lilac silk rug layered on top of a flat textured carpet heightens the dream-like atmosphere. Image courtesy 1st dibbs.
6. Neal Beckstedt, Sitting Room
A blue, cream and orange Swedish rug, Fritz Hansen and Pierre Jeanneret furniture and beamed ceiling evoke a chic mid-century modern living room. Image courtesy 1st dibbs.
7. Powell & Bonnell, Entry
A contemporary gray rug complements an overhead sculpture by Canadian artist Zac Ridgely which cleverly hides unsightly ceiling pipes while aslo providing a contemporary contrast to the ornate black wrought iron of the staircase (pictured below). Marco Ricca photo courtesy 1st dibbs.
8. Savage Interior Design, Staircase
A gray and black contemporary silk runner rug contrasts with the ornate wrought iron work and the custom plaster-on-canvas wall covering. Image courtesy Washington Post.
9. Robert A.M. Stern, Sitting Room
A cream and dark brown Moroccan weave geometric rug pulls together traditional wood paneling, grand piano, mid-century modern furniture and abstract art in the sitting room that serves as the house’s artistic salon. Image courtesy Curbed, New York.
10. Kate Singer, Living Room
A blue Oushak rug, cream upholstery and walls create a light and airy feeling to echo the viewa of the garden. “Upstairs is very grand,” Kate Singer told Architectural Digest. “So I wanted to keep it casual down here.” Image courtesy Curbed, New York.