House Beautiful November 2014: 5 Best Rooms with Decorative Rugs

The 5 best interiors with decorative rugs in the November 2014 House Beautiful demonstrate that when vivid colors are used appropriately, the rooms feel happy and uplifting rather than overwhelming or garish.  “People say I am fearless with color, but if I see it in nature, I know it will work in a home,” Miles Redd explained to House Beautiful. “Truthfully, color makes me happy and that was the direction with this apartment–to make a happy family home,” says Miles Redd about his three interiors in today’s post.


A white Saarinen dining table surrounded by white Louis XVI style chairs upholstered in a chartreuse vinyl pop against a dark blue-green faux marble painted walls in the dining room of a Manhattan apartment designed by Miles Redd.


Miles Redd dreams up a happy color palette of fuchsia, lime green, purple and chartreuse and a mix of modern and 19th century styles to create an exciting living room in the Manhattan apartment. A pale grey striped rug makes the colors look more vivid.


A vibrant yellow and green hand-painted silk wall-covering and Irish green headboard, valance and window seat all against a grey rug create a fairy tale atmosphere in the Miles Redd designed master bedroom. 


Designer Amanda Lindroth transforms a staid Bahamas house with punchy tropical colors.


An orange and white geometric flat-weave rug, vintage French daybeds and sea grass wingback armchairs add pizazz to the veranda of the Bahamas house.


An orange Oushak rug anchors lipstick red chairs surrounding a rustic wooden table in Susanna Salk’s Connecticut dining room.


Images courtesy House Beautiful November 2014.

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