How to Design Chic Interiors with Oushak Rugs and Blue with Grey

 If you’ve seen Oushak rugs in person, you know how they can blanket a room with their soft beauty. Take a room with a bare floor wooden floor, and you may feel its beauty, but you’ll also feel its hardness. Add in Oushak rugs, and you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported into a whole new world. Their patterns, their colors and their woven textures can instantly transform rooms into masterpieces. The faded colors in Oushak rugs, far from being defects, are actually highly sought after characteristics and instantly enhance the look of a room.  

If you’re in love with cool bluish-grey interiors, join the club. A few years back, someone realized that grey, far from being good for nothing more than prison walls, is actually an incredibly beautiful neutral. Once that happened, the thirst for the color took off like wildfire. There are so many shades of grey, and deep, moody bluish-grey is one of the most popular. If you’re thinking about getting Oushak rugs, know that they will go beautifully with blue-grey rooms. Their faded charms are the perfect backdrops to darker colors, but if you get ones with richer color tones, they’ll work beautifully as well. Focus on layers, texture and colors when decorating rooms with blue-grey walls. 

Oushak Rugs in Cool, Dark-Grey Interiors

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Oushak rugs work beautifully in rooms like this peaceful, grey room designed by New York interior designer William Sofield. Image courtesy William Sofield.

When people like Tom Ford have you on speed dial because of your interior design acumen, and you are the design force behind the boutique designs of high-end retailers like Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Harry Winston, it’s safe to say that you’re something of a design genius. William Sofield, an interior designer as well as a product and furniture designer, is one of the most in-demand designers around. A 2010 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award honoree, this modernist magician weaves together decadent fabrics, intense colors and a dauntless design style in order to create rooms that are blissfully elegant and filled with streamlined glamour. He designs rooms based on how his clients truly live, and he makes sure that a client’s wishes are heard and utilized.

This room was made for Oushak rugs. The walls are cloaked in a deep greenish blue, while the wide, lush greyish-blue sofa is practically begging to be nestled into. Accents include metal sconces and warm lighting, and the entire space is set off by a gorgeous blue and grey Oushak rug that you can imagine yourself padding across in your bare feet, a book tucked under your arm. Many Oushak rugs have detailing that can be repeated across the room, and this one does as well. Its dark blue floral pattern is reflected in the cool metal of the sconces and the blue walls. Although primarily monochromatic, the room’s layers upon layers of textures are what make it special.

Oushak Rugs in Blue-Grey Rooms with High Ceilings

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Oushak rugs work beautifully in rooms like this one with dark blue-grey walls and natural textures.

This room, featuring sky-high ceilings and deep blue walls tinged with grey, is the definition of peace and relaxation. A geometric Moroccan rug hangs from the wall as a tapestry would. The Oushak rug on the floor is filled with colors of cream, tan, brown and blue. A simple white sofa, an ottoman topped with fabric that borrows hues from the rug and white pendant lighting make up the rest of the room. The room is not filled with knick-knacks and bric-a-brac, and yet it doesn’t need another thing. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci.

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