Jeffrey Billhuber gives traditional sofa chairs an architectural look by covering them with gray banded fabric. The beige contemporary rug and yellow throw warm and balance the cool aqua, gray and white.
Suzanne Tucker’s cozy wood paneled library is layered exquisite details and textures. The blue medallion in the traditional decorative rug balances the warm reds, golds and wood tones.
The contemporary white sectional sofa and chair create an intimate seating area around the fire and provide views of the garden and spectacular Soda Canyon when the fire is not lit. San Francisco based Interior Designer Ann Jones selected a contemporary area rug with a white tone on tone linear geometric pattern to enhance comfort and coziness.
Madeline Stuart’s living room for a 1928 residence in Beverly Hills is inspired by Indian palaces. The small scale geometric pattern in the red and gold decorative rug harmonizes with the herringbone pattern of the bricks in the original fireplace.
The red and gold geometric decorative rug covers the entire length of the Beverly Hills living room giving it a palatial ambience. The cobalt blue upholstered chairs provide a cooling balance to all the warm reds and golds.
Philadelphia based Susan Hopkins imaginative layout puts both the fire and the garden in full view for the times when the fire is not lit. The custom made white shag contemporary rug and fur throw soften the straight lines of this master bedroom.
Bunny Williams designed the fireplace seating area for a Texas ranch on a gray and white geometric Navajo decorative rug to balance the paneled walls, traditional print fabrics and tall marble fireplace.
An Amy Lau designed tie-dye influenced Maya Romanoff wallcovering covers the fireplace wall and reminds us of birch bark. The shaggy Moroccan decorative rug in cream and brown geometric diamond pattern provides the perfect visual and textural balance to this fireplace seating area.
Jonathan Adler’s shaggy antique Moroccan rug in cream and brown,fireplace wall painted a dark brownish gray, orange chair, blue leather ottoman, inlaid Moroccan table and glass beaded ship chandelier give this small room an aura of romance and world travel.
Penny Drue Baird’s all white living room seating area around the fireplace is enriched by the textural warmth of the white conteporary rug.
Timothy Corrigan selected a multicolored oriental decorative rug for this traditional art filled living room. Note that in accordance with good design principles the seating is designed to give a view of the fire as well as the garden.
Vincent Wolfe’s creates an atmospheric fireplace seating area by painting the wall a deep blue and warming it with a taupe contemporary area rug.
Matthew Patrick Smyth’s dining area by the fire also functions as a library. The taupe contemporary rug adds just a hint of texture and the greek key band on the table covering ties it to the rug.
Markham Roberts seating area around the stone fireplace is at one end of a long living room in Greenwich Connecticut. A beige textured decorative rug unifies the large space.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s beautiful stone fireplace, striped textured decorative rug and weathered sofa fabric give a feeling adventure and coziness at the same time.