Elle Decor September 2015: 6 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

The 6 best rooms with decorative rugs in the September 2015 Elle Decor feature simplicity of design, exquisite materials and museum quality art and antiques.


A purple hand felted wool rug by Claudy Jongstra adds energy to the living room of celebrity portrait photographer James White’s Hollywood Hills bachelor pad once the home of Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen. James White did the decoration himself with help from museum architects Chu+Gooding.

About Claudy Jongstra rugs: Dutch artist Claudy Jongstra creates art pieces and rugs from hand felted wool from Drenthe Heath sheep, an ancient breed native to the Netherlands. 


Handmade blue, white and gray Moroccan cement tiles and pale blue walls create a peaceful and energetic atmosphere in the living room of a young Los Angeles couple who came to Marrakesh on vacation and have settled there to make tiles in their own small factory called Popham Design. 


A cream Cogolin flat-weave rug anchors a Maison Jansen sofa and chairs and a Louis VI armchair upholstered in 18th century needlepoint in the Paris living room of New York antiques dealer Pierre Durand which he decorated himself with help from friend Eric Vidal.

About Cogolin rugs: Cogolin rugs are woven in a village near Saint-Tropez, France on 19th century Jacquard looms. The rugs are woven in separate panels which are sewn together by hand to make rugs of different sizes. The pile rug are woven in 70 cm (2’4″) wide panels and flat-weave rugs made of raffia, cotton, linen and wool are made in panels ranging in width from 50 cm to 3 meters (1′ 8″ to 9′ 10″).


This view of Pierre Durand’s living room shows a pony skin upholstered sofa in the style of Jean Michel Frank and an early 20th century Spanish painting anchored by a cream flatweave rug.


A cream custom rug anchors a day bed and midcentury modern chairs in the style of Milo Baughman in the living room of an Upper East Side, New York duplex apartment designed by architect S. Russell Groves.


Another view of the living room. 


A custom aqua Greek-key wool rug complements a contemporary sofa, 1950’s chairs, 1960’s daybed, photographs by Rineke Dijkstra and painting by Friedrich Kunath in the master bedroom of a Manhattan townhouse decorated by Haynes-Roberts, Inc.


A custom gray Greek-key silk rug complements a custom made sofa, 1960’s Italian armchair and artworks by Jack Pierson, Jim Lambie and Gerhard Richter in the living room designed by Haynes-Roberts, Inc.


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