Pinterest has been growing like Topsy and it is already so vast it is now a big challenge to sift through and find the real high quality interiors.
After looking at several hundred, here is a very personal selection of the 10 best classical interiors on Pinterest with red rugs and red accent colors. I hope you find them inspiring.
1. This living room by interior designer William Eubanks living is a masterpiece of balance and harmony. All the large surfaces are in shades of red- the red and gold antique oriental rug, the red paneled walls and the red and gold striped upholstered chair. The ivory coffee table, the gold drapes and the yellow shades in the floor lamp and in the chandelier provide welcome pops of sunny yellow and gold. Source: Pinterest Decorating with Red Rugs via ALL ABOUT RED
2. The red and white geometric rug offers a cheerful welcome in this entry hallway designed by Boston interior designer Kate Rosenfeld . The black in the stone floor, fabric and lamp shade provide contrast. The reds in the rug pick up the reds drapery fabric and the red door. Source: Pinterest Decorating with Red Rugs via ALL ABOUT RED
3. A red and gold Oushak rug ties the brilliant yellow walls with the red Chinoiserie chair and red sofa in this elegant library seating area. Black and white leopard print pillows and white panels in the ceiling provide contrast. Source: Pinterest Decorating with Red Rugs via Classic Rooms of Great design
4. An Asmara Empire needlepoint rug in brown, red, gold and white ties together Fortuny pillows from Venice, a silk-upholstered sofa from a design by Syrie Maugham, and a pair of Neoclassical Italian gilt-mirror frames in the New York living room of Mary Jane Pool, one of the best magazine editors of the 20th century. She was an executive editor of Vogue and from 1970 -1980 she was editor-in-chief of House & Garden which magazine was never better than under her perfect eye for detail. Domino Magazine image via chinoiseriechic blog and Pinterest Decorating with Red Rugs.
4A. Another view of Mary Jane Pool’s living room. The the gold tones in the needlepoint rug resonate with the yellow walls and the gold lamp shades. The soft pink fabric on the Venetian armchairs adds layering to the red tones in the needlepoint rug and in the Venetian pillows. Domino Magazine image via chinoiseriechic blog and Pinterest Decorating with Red Rugs.
4B. The blue porcelain on the top shelf and the blue silk sofa work well with the needlepoint rug even though there are no blues in the rug. A green and red Chinoiserie wall covering is visible in the room beyond. Domino Magazine image via chinoiseriechic blog and Pinterest Decorating with Red Rugs.
5. In Jackie Onassis’ Fifth Avenue Apartment a red, white and beige geometric rug ties together the red and gold wall fabric covered walls and the cream fireplace. The black lamp shade and a black floral needlepoint rug in the foreground provide contrast. Source: Pinterest Decorating with Red Rugs via Gerri Koperwas Plansker
6. A pink, red and white geometric rug grounds a brown and white sofa with red, purple and white pillows in this edgy contemporary living room. Domino Magazine image via Pinterest Decorating with Red Rugs.
7. In Sig Bergamin’s São Paulo, Brazil, home a stair runner with irregular red and gold stripes provides a calming counterpoint to the energetic Caio Reisewitz C-print and the Pedro Friedeberg hand chair. The red walls heighten the drama while the white and black marble floor creates a sharp contrast. Architectural Digest image via Pinterest Decorating with Red Rugs.
8. A red Directoire Aubusson rug with a round central medallion echoes the circular neoclassical dining table and circa-1860 Queen Anne–style chairs. A round 19th-century French ormolu chandelier completes the circular theme in the Red Dining Room in historic Easton Neston, an estate in Northhamptonshire built in 1702 by Nicholas Hawksmoor and restored for fashion designer Leon Max by Ptolemy Dean Architects and Spencer-Churchill Designs. The walls and chairs are covered in a custom-made silk-wool damask re fabricated from an 18th-century design. Architectural Digest image via Pinterest Decorating with Red Rugs.
9. A red, black and gold needlepoint rug grounds the red and white carmine fabrics that cover the walls, and canopy bed (named lit à la polonaise) and Louis XV chairs in the bedroom of artist Joy de Rohan-Chabot’s Auvergne château. The red and white damask fabric is a mix of the room’s original fabric and reproduction fabric carried by Pierre Frey. White bed and chair frames and a white ceiling provide welcome contrast. Architectural Digest image via Pinterest Decorating with Red Rugs.
10. A French Aubusson rug in red and white provides a dramatic backdrop for the George II bed with a white feathered crown in Carolyne Roehm’s red bedroom in Connecticut. Roehm found the 11 feet high bed in an antique shop in London. Source: Pinterest Decorating with Red Rugs via ALL ABOUT RED