Ever since the cover of Architectural Digest featured a fabulous Louis XV Aubusson rug in the updated Manhattan penthouse of White House interior designer Michael S. Smith, Aubusson rugs have become all the rage with trend setting interior designers who like to combine the best aspects of modern with great classical designs. In this blog post we will learn how with a few quick moves, and perfectly chosen Aubusson rug can make your home look like a celebrity’s.
1. The front cover of the September, 2012 Architectural Digest featured this colorful Louis XV Aubusson rug in White House interior designer Michael S. Smith’s updated New York penthouse. Image courtesy Architectural Digest.
1. Design Modern Celebrity Style Rooms with Aubusson Rugs
Michael Smith’s Views tradition through a modern eye by pairing a colorful Aubusson rug with traditional furniture and walls colored in a modern palette of grey, white and gold. This room started a new design trend by showing how to give traditional interiors a sophisticated modern look through juxtaposing antique Aubusson rug and furniture with modern colors.
2. The living room designed by Tom Parr in La Casella, his home near Opio in the Alps Maritime. According to Nicky Haslam, this home became a benchmark of simple grandeur. Image courtesy the Nicky Haslam Design Blog.
2. Design Cozy Celebrity Style Rooms with Aubusson Rugs
In the above living room by Tom Parr, the perfect red Aubusson rug is juxtaposed against the stellar height of a dark-colored bookcase, a built-in look that accentuates the illusion of height. The Aubusson rug’s pattern emphasizes the perfect red and gold tones, and augments the feeling of grandeur . Chairs with round cushioned seats contrast with the square shape of the table and enhance the traditional glamor and give this room a feeling of warmth. Tom Parr shows us a great way to create a look of grandeur with Aubusson rugs while still providing the comfort and elegance of a modern home. A leather sofa completes the picture perfectly, providing a clubby ambiance and offering the comfort we seek in a sitting room.
Moise Camondos private room with a gold Aubusson rug and beautiful red fabrics in a 19th century Paris home that is now the Musee Nissim de Camondo. Image courtesy Musee Nissim de Camondo, Paris.
3. Design a Romantic French Sitting Room with Aubusson Rugs
A gold Aubusson rug with red and blue accents perfectly complements the beautiful red sofa, which is centered just perfectly to align with the medallion of the Aubusson rug. This private room in a Parisian home that is now the Musee Nissim de Camondo, shows how to make the brilliant blue edge of the Aubusson rug bring out the red in the artistic sofa. Perfect pieces of furniture surround the Aubusson rug, and they are arranged to create a room that is both historically evocative and stylishly romantic. The beautiful gold fringe at the bottom of the sofa complements the gold frame of the painting hanging above the sofa. This room shows both celebrity romance and loveliness of the past, for it is a historical room, and very French in tone. This room gives you a feeling of comfort and the pleasure of looking at a very tastefully decorated French sitting room.
The White Treasure Chest.
4. Design a Serene and Peaceful Room with Aubusson Rugs
Here we have a romantic Aubusson rug with colorful flowers on a light background paired with pale grey walls, white furniture, and a white chair in a serene and peaceful sitting room. Because the furniture is white, and because the white walls by the window give a pure look, the Aubusson rug’s lovely floral pattern showcases itself beautifully. The focus of this room is the Aubusson rug’s colorful floral pattern. The pattern is perfectly poised at an angle to give you a sense of having walked into this purity just so you can see it without fully entering it. And yet, the rug is part of the room and wants to be used. What better celebrity sense of home could you want than a lovely floral rug paired with the purity of white furniture and walls? This clearly shows that your room can be a treasure.
Here is a selection of Aubusson rugs;
Adria Needlepoint Rug‘s vibrant colors are inspired by Van Gogh paintings of Provence and the pattern is inspired by Louis XV Aubsson rugs. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Pamplona R Aubusson Rug was inspired a French Directoire Aubusson Rug and has many shades of red and gold. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Giselle Needlepoint Rug inspired by a romantic 19th century French Aubusson rug. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Branches Aubusson Rug was inspired by an 18th century silk brocade fabric by Anna Maria Garthwaite in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
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