When I ask interior designers which magazine they admire the most, Veranda invariably lands on top. So I thought it would be fun to assemble the best of the best out of the hundreds of interiors published each year in Veranda. I did some research on Pinterest and here are Veranda’s 11 most pinned interiors with designer rugs in 2015.
A blue Oushak rug with gold border makes the red and fuchsia pop in a light filled family room in Dallas designed by Beverly Field. This room has a modern vibe because of the walls and high ceiling were painted white and contemporary art and furniture was mixed in with traditional objects.
A brown and cream antique designer rug with a small scale geometric design complements a Jensen sofa upholstered in a large scale brown and cream Ikat print in the entrance hall of a Manhattan apartment designed by Timothy Whealon.
A beige Greek key geometric rug complements two cream Holly Hunt sofas while orange pillows and Hermes throw add pops of color in the family room of a Greenwich, Connecticut home designed by Suzanne Kasler.
The square motifs in the geometric rug subtly echo the colorful squares in the Ellsworth Kelly painting and contrast with the curvilinear shape of the blue leather wingback chair. A TV is concealed behind the painting.
A pale blue designer rug anchors a blue leather ottoman, blue drapes and gray and taupe upholstery. The walls are painted a pale cement color to make the blues pop. A round ceiling light fixture echoes the shape of the ottoman in the elegant living room of the Greenwich home designed by Suzanne Kasler.
A white and beige designer rug with a tone on tone organic pattern complements the straight lines of the furniture and creates a serene atmosphere in the Thomas Pheasant designed living room of a Southampton house formerly belonging to Consuelo Balsan, née Vanderbilt, former duchess of Marlborough.
A pair of Louis XV chairs upholstered in pale orange pop against gray walls and a pale blue and cream designer rug inspired by a Serapi carpet in the living room of the Georgetown townhouse of Washington, DC interior designer Frank Babb Randolph.
A pale yellow, cream and blue large scale geometric rug complements a cream French forties style sofa and Maison Jansen vermeil* floor lamps in the living room of an Austin, Texas home designed by Jan Showers.
(* “Vermeil…is an alternative for the usual term silver-gilt, or silver plated or gilt with gold. Vermeil pieces appear to be gold but are much cheaper and lighter than solid gold. It is a traditional luxury material used for table plate, toilet services and grand decorative pieces.” Wikipedia)
A white cowhide rug complements white cowhide upholstered bergères and white Murano chandelier while a yellow sofa and palm trees add color to the twenty foot high solarium in the Austin home designed by Jan Showers.
A cream textured rug adds richness to the bedroom sitting area and complements a cream French forties style sofa, mid-century modern lucite floor lamps and side tables. Aqua drapes and gold ceiling molding add color and energy.
A traditional living room gets a modern vibe by mixing a beige East Turkestan rug with a David Hockney painting, a curved back pink velvet custom sofa and a pair of Maison Jansen slipper chairs upholstered in black faux fur. This living room in a Chicago townhouse was designed by Ruthie Sommers.
A cream and coral Oushak rug complements coral lacquered wall panels and book case, blue velvet upholstered sofa and a pair of leopard velvet slipper chairs in the library of the Dallas house designed by Beverly Fields.