Carolina Herrera fashion designer to First Ladies from Jacqueline Onassis to Michelle Obama once said: “Do you know what elegance is? It is not only what you’re wearing, it is how you wear it, who you are inside. It is the way you decorate your house, what you surround yourself with, what books you read and what your interests are.” Today we’re going to learn how sublime Oushak rugs can help you design elegant interiors that express the beauty of your lifestyle. 5 top decorators show how Oushak rugs make it easy to design elegant interiors that are a tribute to the homeowners taste.
Unify Modern and Traditional Styles with Oushak Rug
This seating area, designed by Cindy Davis for the 2010 Atlanta Symphony Associates Decorator’s Show House & Gardens, features a Oushak rug in tonal shades of beige, taupe, cream and gold. The classic shapes of the chair and sofa create a subtle contrast with the contemporary painting, while the iron-and-stone table brings an interesting mix of textures into the space. Oushak rugs express ancient patterns in modern colors therefore they are modern and also traditional. This dual quality makes Oushak rugs capable of uniting furniture and accessories of different styles into a beautiful composition. Photo by Erica George Dines for Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Magazine.
Create Light Filled Colorful Room with Oushak Rug
For some, the key to unlocking their personal elegance lies in the colors chosen for a room. Here, Martyn Lawrence Bullard has anchored an elegant, airy and colorful living room to a cream Oushak rug with details in coral, gold and blue along with larger areas of contrasting white and yellow. The homeowner’s choice of vibrant cherry blossoms in the large vase and fuchsia-colored blooms for the smaller flower arrangement, paired with red textile accents and vases throughout the space provides a unified, youthful feel enhanced by traditional furnishings. Image courtesy Martin Lawrence Bullard.
Design Serene, Modern Living Room with Oushak Rug
Oushak rugs are ideal for designing serene and modern rooms in pale, calming colors. Here is a classic living room featured in Thomas O’Brien’s book American Modern. The cream and pale yellow coloration and clean lines give this room a modern feeling. The Oushak rug’s intricate design in cream, beige and brown brings a subtle pattern and texture to the space. The darker tones in the rug connect with the wood in the furniture and the gray frame around the fireplace. The Oushak rug fulfills a critical function- it keeps the room looking calm and tonal, but with enough energy to engage our attention and interest. Photo by Laura Resen for American Modern.
Add Warmth to Large Open Space with Ouhak Rug
The Oushak rug in this Hill Country living room has a detailed geometric design, perfect for creating a warm and elegant seating area within a large open-plan space. Here, Jauregui Architects, Interiors & Construction have combined an almost rustic Texas home with modernist elements to create an amazing, personalized space. The angular patterns in the Oushak rug provide a quiet compliment to the modern furnishings, while working simultaneously to bring out the rich detail in the dark wood floor. The cobalt blue stool adds a delightful pop of color and also connects with the blue and white fabric on the upholstered chairs. Image courtesy Jauregui Architects.
Design a Calm Bedroonm with Antiques and Oushak Rug
Finally, we come to rest in this bedroom by White House decorator Michael S. Smith. Smith’s use of Oushak rugs to create elegant and serence environments is masterful – and this Malibu master suite is no exception. While everything here seems fairly simple, when you combine the Japanese bedside chests with the Ankasa embroidered canopy, and add in the richly-detailed Oushak rug, you get a bedroom packed with elegant details that will keep you discovering something new and wonderful every time you look. Photo by Simon Upton for Elle Décor.
Oushak rugs make it easy to design elegant rooms that express the beauty of your life in your own unique style.