Each month I read all the top design magazine and choose one or two to highlight on this blog. This November Elle Decor surpassed with more outstanding rooms with designer rugs than any other national magazine. Here are the 7 best of the best.
A vibrant cobalt blue rug with an animal print pattern pulls together bold geometric and ikat patterns in the family room of a Park Avenue apartment designed by Kelly Behun. The client challenged Behun to be more even more daring than her already dramatic decorating style.
A cobalt blue and white Greek key rug complements a blue velvet upholstered banquette, Josef Hoffman armchairs, vintage Memphis-style tables, cobalt blue lacquered walls and gold-leaf ceiling in the library of the Park Avenue apartment designed by Kelly Behun.
An orange, coral, gold and green Oushak rug adds color and vitality while exposed wood ceiling beams and white subway tile bring rustic charm to the Tribeca kitchen of fashion guru turned interior designer Jenny Wolf.
A custom rug with a modernized neoclassical pattern in aqua blue gold and green brings fresh contemporary flair to the traditional elegance of the Paris bedroom of a Middle Eastern princess designed by Jean-Louis Deniot. This view shows the enfilade from the master bedroom to the media room and the living room.
A blue, white and navy custom rug with a modernized neoclassical pattern complements half moon sofas, shagreen topped cocktail table, a Hervé Van Der Straeten ceiling light fixture and 19th-century Italian mirror in the Jean-Louis Deniot designed Paris living room. The ceiling design echoes the custom neoclassical rug and yellow and navy table lamps create pop.
A Moroccan style white and brown geometric rug adds light contrast to dark brown wood shelving and complements cream mid-century modern chairs and dark brown velvet upholstered sofa.
A Greek-key patterned silver and gray wool and silk custom rug completes the comfortable 1950’s atmosphere that mixes the bold with refined such as colorful patterns, fumed-oak flooring, knotty-pine walls, glossy paint and modern art in a Fifth avenue duplex renovated by architect Peter Pennoyer and designer Steven Gambrel. “….Our friends are amazed at how comfortable it is,” says the husband, “I think people can spend whatever they want, but if it doesn’t feel like home, well…why?”