House Beautiful’s 5 best rooms with designer rugs in May is an ode to vivid color and nature starting with Celerie Kemble and Lindsey Herod’s brightly fashionable design in Houston to Michael Maher’s colorful New Jersey home to designer Wendy Owen’s magical outdoor lounge in Sonoma, California made of rough stone, weathered wood and lit by chandeliers made from beehives.
1. Green, Yellow, Red and Blue
Chartreuse-green wall paneling and yellow, red and cerulean accessories pop on a cream, yellow and black geometric rug in the family room of a Houston house designed by Celerie Kemble and Lindsey Herod.
Adelphi Oriental Rug 6556YG features an adaptation of the Greek key pattern in yellow and green on a heathered cream background. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
1a. Green, Yellow, Red and Blue
The bookcase contains the entire color palette of the family room.
2. Green Coral, Purple and Pink
A cream, coral and aqua Oushak rug grounds an arboreal silk wallcovering by Fromental and purple, pink and orange fabrics in the living room of the Houston house designed by Celerie Kemble and Lindsey Herod.
The Pera Oushak Rug 3207TG has motifs in gold, aqua, green and brown on a heathered dark cream ground. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
3. Gray, Red and Gold
A gray and silver herringbone cowhide rug adds energy to the Celerie Kemble designed dining room and creates a contrast with gray and gold French dining chairs.
Herringbone Cowhide Rug 9045GRY in gray and silver.
4. Blue, White, and Yellow
Deep blue walls, white trim and a yellow and white Greek key rug create an elegant and colorul dining room in designer Michael Maher’s New Jersey home
Bombay Needlepoint Rug 1325CY the yellow pattern on an antique cream background is inspired by antique French oak floors. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
5. Blue, Red, and Gray
The stone outdoor lounge in the Sonoma, California home of designer Wendy Owen features
100-year-old hand-hewn wood beams, jigsaw puzzle-style wooden table and chandeliers made out of beehives.
All images courtesy House Beautiful.