Traditional Home, September 2017: 7 Best Rooms with Designer Rugs

The September 2017 Traditional Home is the magazine’s best issue in a very long time. It features a Manhattan apartment by Ellie Cullman and Alyssa Urban, a Buckhead, Atlanta home by Suzanne Kasler, the New York apartment of designer Thomas Burak and noted fabric designer Michael Devine where they create magic with pattern, texture and color and finally and entire Minnesota lake house designed by famed Chicago kitchen designer Mick De Giulio. As usual our focus is on how designer rugs added sophistication to the living rooms, family room, dining room and bedroom in this post. Here are the 7 best interiors from the September 2017 Traditional Home.



1. Gold, Yellow, Green and Coral 

In the master bedroom of a Manhattan apartment designed by Ellie Cullman and Alyssa Urban a gold damask rug anchors an 18th-century Louis XVI gilded armchair upholstered in a yellow floral silk damask set against the backdrop of a Chinoiserie wallcovering in yellow, green, blue and coral.


Valencia Oriental Rug 6024GD has a gold, yellow, white and taupe damask pattern inspired by an 17th-century Spanish rug. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.



1a. Gold, Yellow, Green and Red  

A vignette in the Ellie Cullman designed master bedroom shows a 18th-century chest with tassel hardware and a marble top. The bed linen are embroidered with a vine border to link them to the Chinoiserie wall covering.



2.  Sea-Green, Gold and Coral

In the living room of the Ellie Cullman and Alyssa Urban designed Manhattan apartment, a cream, green, coral and blue Sultanabad rug pulls together sea-green velvet upholstery, apple-green walls and 18th-century mirrors with candle arms.



3. Green, Gold and Blue

In the Ellie Cullman designed dining room a cream, coral and blue Sultanabad rug adds pattern and color and pulls together apple-green walls, 18th-century mahogany commodes and a 19th-century rosewood Regency table surrounded by dining chairs upholstered in silk green-and-gold fabric.




4. Blue, White and Gold 

In the living room of a Buckhead, Atlanta house designed by Suzzane Kasler, a pale gold rug pulls together pastel blues, yellow and cream traditional furniture, an iron chandelier and contemporary paintings by Heidi Berrin Shonkoff.



5. Gold, Brown, Tan and Cream

In the living room of a Minnesota lake house designed by famed Chicago kitchen designer Mick De Giulion a cream and brown silk and wool contemporary rug complements the vaulted ceiling, expansive windows and a soft textured tan sectional.



6. Brown, Beige and White

In the foyer of the Minnesota lake cottage a cozy conversation area is anchored by a brown and tan Oushak rug. The brown stried fabric on the wing chairs resonates the wood fireplace wall.



Pera Oushak Rug 3207Y is handmade with handspun wool yarn in the authentic Turkish knot and has not been chemically washed.  Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.




7. Purple, Green, Red and Gold

The New York apartment of interior designer Thomas Burak and fabric designer Michael Devine is a celebration of “More is More, Less is a Bore.” A purple, green and gold oriental rug pulls together a magical juxtaposition of pattern, texture and color. The walls are upholstered in a custom green Italian linen velvet, the red slipper chair is upholstered in red damask and 18th-century gold trim and the ornate fireplace mantel complements the French gilded mirror 


All room images courtesy Traditional Home.


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