Elle Décor is famous for contemporary décor so it is remarkable to see the December 2014 issue filled with stunning traditional styles. The 7 best interiors show how you can use oriental rugs, geometric rugs and flat weave rugs to create rooms that feel both authentic and fresh.
Two kilim flat weave rugs draped over the back of the sofa and a red Bokhara oriental rug complement the rustic stone fireplace in fashion model Anne Bannert’s Connecticut living room.
Aerin Lauder celebrates the Holidays in her Manhattan living room decorated by acclaimed French designer Jacques Grange. A beige flat weave rug adds textural contrast to leather upholstery and silk drapery and makes the reds and greens look vibrant.
A custom grey rug rug adds texture and a tonal geometric pattern that enhances the blues, reds and oranges in the living room of Chicago designer Alessandra Branca’s new vacation apartment in Rome, her birthplace.
Three antique oriental rugs in different designs and sizes give the living room an authentic feeling in film personalities Peter Spears and Brian Swardstrom’s house in upstate New York.
A blue and red Heriz oriental rug adds bold pattern and energy to the library in Peter Spears and Brian Swardstrom’s upstate New York house. Grey-green walls feel historically correct and the room feels more authentic because the wall and upholstery are not color matched to the rug.
Images courtesy Elle Decor