The September 2016 House Beautiful treats us with five rooms that display an incredible mix of colors, patterns and designer rugs. Each room has its own unique style, levels of saturation, degrees of layering and beautiful designer rugs. Enjoy these inspiring interiors designed by Celerie Kemble, Mark D. Sikes, Mona Hajj with a special treat at the end from Suellen Gregory.
1. Manhattan Dining Room
New York designer Celerie Kemble relaxes this vibrant Manhattan dining room with a pale yellow and gray Oushak rug. Celerie lacquered the walls in opera mauve and repeated the color in the napkins, wine glasses and hurricane lamp vases.
2. Park Avenue Living Room
2015 Kips Bay Decorator Show House designer, Mark D. Sikes brings his West Hollywood design skills to New York, and once again perfectly balances beauty and function in this uplifting pattern-wild Park Avenue living room. With fine editing Mark layered several red, gold and blue Ikat and Chinoiserie patterns, and pulled everything together with a large leopard pattern designer rug.
3. Manhattan Library
This time Celerie Kemble carries the Chinoiserie theme through the designer rug. A lilac, yellow and navy Chinese Art Deco rug bursts with color as the main attraction in this jewel toned Manhattan library. Cobalt blue silk pillows pop against gold silk-velvet armchairs and a brown leather sofa. Celerie conjures up a man’s suit by covering the walls with a moss-green checked wool tweed.
4. Maryland Living Room
AD100 Washington D.C. designer Mona Hajj developed this living room’s color palette from a 19th century Tabriz rug. The peaceful color variations in the oversized rug gave Mona an exquisite palette to work with. She carried it through to the upholstery and accessories. Her cultured look is represented by an impressive amount of custom furnishings, antiques and a walnut table found in the Paris flea market.
5. Manhattan Living Room
Celerie Kemble treats designer rugs as works of art and treasures finding just the right one at the end. For this living room she found a gold, tan and cream antique Tabriz rug to complement a pair of white mohair upholstered Serpentine sofas, round brass coffee table and a vintage rope mirror.
Bonus Interior… Virginia Living Room
Even though designer Suellen Gregory didn’t use a designer rug in the living room of boutique hotel owner Katie Ukrop, her layering of multiple shades of pink and white with shapes and volumes is too fabulous to exclude. This pinked-out living room has walls covered in a high-gloss pink, a primrose garden pink sofa, three Scottish heather pink tables and two arm chairs upholstered in a brilliant red, pink, purple and green floral.
Images courtesy of House Beautiful.