Decorator Nate Berkus described interior design as, “…a really tedious, detailed, sometimes painful, often wonderful process. But to me the goal is to always find that aha! moment.” Luckily for us, interior design magazines and design blogs allow us to enjoy the aha! moment without going through all the pain the designer and the home owner went through. On top of the sheer enjoyment of looking at beautiful rooms we can also pick up great decorating ideas.
Oushak rugs are often a key part of those aha! rooms featured in top interior design magazines. Oushak rugs are versatile in their blending of old and modern looks and unique in their watercolor-like hues that can be both intense and subtle. If you desire a room that wow’s you and your guests, you can glean some great ideas from these four chic rooms with Oushak rugs designed by today’s hottest interior designers and featured in the top design magazines.
Darryl Carter’s Chic Living Room- Architectural Digest
An Oushak rug such as this tonal cream one chosen by Washington D.C. designer Darryl Carter feels like an antique and looks contemporary. Image courtesy Architectural Digest.
Well-known for his subdued contemporary style, designer Darryl Carter put his stamp on a Tudor Revival house, a project featured in Architectural Digest in 2012. The home is a study in cool, clean neutrals and classic furniture. In this living area, two gray and taupe Oushak rugs from the 1920s grace the floor, echoing the composed neutrals of the home. Warm hues, such as an orangey-tan Regency-style chair and honey-toned piano, give the space a touch of flair.
Katie Ridder Mixes Modern Art with Oushak Rug- Elle Décor
A gold Oushak rug with blue accents brings its own balance to an artfully chic apartment in New York City designed by Katie Ridder and featured in Elle Décor. Image courtesy Elle Decor.
Oushak rugs can also be chic and playful, as exhibited by the gold Oushak rug chosen by Elle Décor A-List designer, Katie Ridder. The NYC apartment showcases Ridder’s talent for combining polish with comfort, and casualness with elegance. The golden hues of the Oushak rug warm the room, while the blue accents create a balance that anchors the artwork to the space.
Maria McLaurin Nutt’s Smashing Show House Room- Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles
A pale, gold Oushak rug sets the stage for designer Maria McLaurin Nutt’s living room in the 42nd Atlanta Decorators’ Show House which was featured in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine. Image courtesy Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles.
A gold Oushak rug sets the tone for the entire space designed by Maria McLaurin Nutt- a glorious closet labeled as a “Women’s Sitting Room.” The lush Oushak rug anchors a unique ottoman and multiple chairs with elegant lines and golden hues which forms a wonderful contrast against the dark wood floor. It leaves no question as to why Nutt was given a Design Excellence Award by the ASID!
Barbara Barry’s Elegant Dining Room- House Beautiful
A cream Oushak rug with gold and apricot highlights is the perfect foundation for the dining area in a California home designed by Barbara Barry and featured in House Beautiful Magazine. Image courtesy House Beautiful.
Oushak rugs can help you design a room that feels and is light, whimsical and elegant at the same time such as this dining room in a Corona del Mar home designed by Barbara Barry . The Oushak rug’s soft orange tints are beautiful in themselves and at the same time they bring out the beauty of the powder blue dining chairs, creating a fresh, invigorating room that is the epitome of an aha! moment.
For your room’s own aha! moment, look to the unique beauty and versatility of Oushak rugs.