I visited the 2011 Kips Bay Decorator Show House last Sunday as I do each year, to forecast fashion trends in the best quality decorative rugs. I was most impressed by Mary McDonald’s entrance hall. It is one of the two trend setting rooms in the entire show house, the other being Celerie Kemble’s Lady’s Library, featured in yesterdays post.
Mary McDonald’s trend setting entry hall for the 2011 Kips Bay Decorator Show House is inspired by Annabel’s the exclusive members-only London nightclub favored by Prince Charles, Aristotle Onassis and Frank Sinatra. The bold lipstick red wallcovering, charcoal grey fabrics and Greek key geometric decorative rug (see inset detail) create a classic and dramatic entrance to Kips Bay. Geometric decorative rugs will be one of the two leading fashion trends in the best rugs category. Celerie Kemble’s Lady’s Library had the other leading decorative rug fashion trend, see yesterday’s post.
I am forecasting that geometric decorative rugs especially those with links to classical themes such as ancient Greek and Roman architecture, Mughal fretwork screens, French inlaid floors and English equestrian motifs will continue to be popular.
Geometric rugs have very wide applications. They complement all decorative styles from traditional to contemporary. Decorators have created stunning living rooms, dining rooms, libraries, entrance halls and offices in both contemporary and traditional styles using geometric decorative rugs.
Interior Designers love changing the scale, colors and textures of geometric rugs and thereby changing the mood and feeling of a room.
Below are examples of geometric rugs from the Asmara Collection showing a range of motif scales: small, medium and large.
Clockwise from top left:1. Sigma oriental rug; 2. Bombay 1325CG needlepoint rug; 3. Chipping 1330CD needlepoint rug; 4. Ascot 1326D needlepoint rug; 5. Bamboo 1337CG needlepoint rug; 6. Adelphi 6556UG oriental rug. Also available as custom Savonnerie oriental rugs in custom colors.Below are vignettes from the Kellogg Collection suggesting coordinating furniture and accessories:
Ascot 1326DB, Cream and Blue shown as a needlepoint rug (can be custom ordered as a Savonnerie oriental pile rug). The vignette suggests a classic English blue and white decorating scheme.
Ascot 1326J shown as a needlepoint rug(can be ordered as a custom Savonnerie oriental pile rug). The vignette suggests a world traveller’s library with an equestrian theme.
Bombay 1325DC shown as a needlepoint rug (can be ordered as a custom Savonnerie oriental rug) creates an elegant and calming setting.
Ascot Rug, 1326DR shown as a needlepoint rug (also available as as a custom Savonnerie oriental rug). The warm red accents on a cream background give a lighter more modern alternative to red background rugs.
Have you used geometric rugs in your designs? I would love to see pictures and a brief description of your design inspiration. Selected pictures and design stories will be featured in future blog posts with credit and links to the designer.