Veranda has so many beautiful traditional interiors in 2017 it was hard to pick just five so I stretched it to the seven best. These include three stunning rooms by Miles Redd in an updated 1901 Victorian house in New Jersey, a luxurious Park Avenue apartment rendered in pale whites and grays by Thomas Pheasant, a classic Atlanta house updated by architect Yong Park and interior designer Melanie Turner. Finally, architect D. Stanley Dixon and interior designer Carolyn Malone evoke the peacefulness of a rustic English country house in a newly built home in Atlanta. Our focus as always is on the role designer rugs play in adding glamour to these living rooms, dining rooms and bedroom.
1. Pink, Aqua and Gold
In the dining room of a 1901 Victorian house in New Jersey updated by Miles Redd, a pinkish-red Oushak rug is unexpectedly juxtaposed with aqua contemporary wingback dining chairs and gold Chinoiserie hand painted silk wallcovering. This combination creates a contemporary vibe in a traditional room.
“Its the tension of disparate objects that makes decorating interesting, and you can create that by going from something slick to something rough” – Miles Redd
2. Pink, Aqua and Beige
in the living room of the 1901 Victorian house Miles Redd creates “tension” by pairing a cream and beige Moroccan style geometric rug with a space age styled mid-century chair covered in a lively pink and aqua floral chintz. Aqua walls and aqua accent pieces complete the exuberant atmosphere.
“Juxtaposition: high/low; shiny/matte; refined/crude; grand/humble; modern/ancient. It is the essence of chic.” – Miles Redd
3. Beige, Brown and Blue
In the Miles Redd designed master bedroom a beige and brown Turkestan design Oushak rug provides a rustic contrast to the custom iron canopy bed upholstered in raw silk and leather and a custom ink on paper wallcovering.
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.
4. Green, Gold and Blue
A beige Greek-key rug and a white contemporary wing chair create contrast with the rustic wood ceiling creating a calm ambiance in a new Atlanta house inspired by rustic English country houses designed by architect D. Stanley Dixon and interior designer Carolyn Malone.
Adelphi Oriental Rug 6556YG features an adaptation of the Greek key pattern in yellow and green on a heathered cream background. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
5. Gray, White and Bronze
In the dining room of a luxurious Park Avenue, New York apartment rendered in whites and pale grays by Thomas Pheasant, a gray round rug with tone on tone textured stripes pulls together a round dining table, pale gray dining chairs, jewel like crystal chandelier and lacquered cabinets with cast bronze decorations all designed by Thomas Pheasant. A black painting by French artist Jane Puylagarde pops against églomisé walls while a Delphine Brabant sculpture sits on a custom pedestal.
6. Gold, Brown, Tan and Cream
A gray Oushak rug brings out the beauty of purple and white curved back dining chairs, Amethyst lamps and cream, green and purple Chinoiserie wallcovering in the dining room of a classic Atlanta home rejuvenated by architect Yong Park and interior designer Melanie Turner.
7. Brown, Beige and White
In the formal living room of the Melanie Turner designe house in Atlanta, turquoise pillows and tiger velvet sofa pop against a gray Oushak rug. Portraits by Hendrik Kerstens, left and Trine Sondergaard contrast against white walls.
All room images courtesy Veranda.