The September 2014 Elle Decor’s 5 best rooms with decorative rugs have two things in common- a love of pattern and color. Yet, these 5 rooms cover a wide spectrum ranging from the boldness of Brazilian decorator Sig Bergamin’s Paris apartment to Steven Gambrel’s soft colored modern interpretations of historical patterns.
A zebra rug layered on top of a brown rug pulls together objects such as a bold Joe McDermott painting, a daybed upholstered in red leopard print and a bright yellow and gold scallop back chair in Brazilian decorator Sig Bergamin’s Parisian master bedroom.
A bold black and white geometric rug pulls together curvaceous mid century modern furniture, exuberant paintings and deep purple walls and drapes in Sig Bergamin’s Paris living room.
A custom blue silk rug provides a richly textured backdrop for unifying a sophisticated mix of classical and modern objects and pops of jewel tones in a Manhattan apartment designed by Steven Gambrel.
A yellow and purple custom rug in a curved Bargello motif adds history and vibrant energy to the Manhattan dining room by Steven Gambrel.
Steven Gambrel’s love of pattern is evident in the dining room’s seating area where the zig zag pattern of the custom rug is echoed by the wallcovering and drapes.
A custom grey silk rug brings a peaceful atmosphere and pulls together pale yellow walls and beige, blue and brown fabrics in the master bedroom by Steven Gambrel.
Images courtesy of Elle Decor. See more in Elle Decor’s 25th Anniversary September 2014 issue.