Neutral colors with pops of pink, purple, apricot and yellow and unexpected juxtaposition of contemporary and traditional pieces dominate the 10 best interiors with decorative rugs in the March 2015 Elle Decor. This is one of the best Elle Decor issues in a long time which is why I extended the selection to 10 interiors instead of the usual 5.
A contemporary gray rug adds a pleasing shaggy texture which contrasts with smooth chair fabrics and pink velvet tiger print on the sofa. Yellow and gold accents create pop and add warmth to this living room in a Palm Beach penthouse designed by Timothy Haynes and Kevin Roberts.
A smaller sitting room opens into the Palm Beach living room where a white rug with a low pile anchors contrasting yellow and black upholstery and a white coffee table.
A French Aubusson rug in cream. gold and rose adds a romantic touch to the late Joan Rivers New York apartment that recently went on the market for $28million.
A black and white rug with a geometric pattern adds energy and movement to the living room and library in a Houston house designed by Jan Showers.
In this view of the Jan Showers designed living room shows how beautifully the black and white geometric rug compliments the sea blue and pale gray leather upholstery and sea blue walls and drapes. Pink and purple accents add pop.
A beige and white rug with a shimmering geometric pattern and interest to the Jan Showers designed dining room. Klismos inspired dining chairs bring contrasting curving shapes while gold upholstery and drapes add warmth.
A contemporary gray rug made of wool and silk rug adds movement and layering to the bedroom designed by Jan Showers. Apricot and tan silk pillows add warmth and contrasting texture.
A gray and charcoal geometric rug with Moroccan texture contrasts with a dark brown lacquered floor and and brown velvet upholstered bench set in an alcove in San Francisco designer Douglas Durkin’s Manhattan pied-à-terre.
A beige and dark brown geometric rug- compliments a geometric patterned handwoven coverlet and dark brown velvet headboard in Douglas Durkin’s Manhattan bedroom
A contemporary grey wool and silk rug and wrap around plate glass contrast with antique and mid-century modern furniture in renowned antiquarian Lee Stanton’s living room in a 1960’s Los Angeles high-rise.