Vogue’s 15 best celebrity interiors with decorative rugs stand out for two reasons – they are designed by fashion designers instead of interior designers and they are photographed by fashion photographers, instead of interior photographers. This unusual combination of talents has imbued these rooms and their images with an alluring edginess.
In the 16th arrondissement, Paris apartment of Christian Dior Jewelry Creative Director, Victoire de Castellane a brown and white Moroccan rug adds warmth and soft texture and complements the white upholstery and a colorful abstract digital composition by Thomas Ruff. Photo: Pascal Chevallier, Vogue, May 2012
White bed linen and blue headboard create a calming contrast against a blue, beige and white geometric rug and floral fabric covered walls and ceiling in the guest bedroom of Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler’s Locust Valley, New York home. Photo: Oberto Gili, Vogue, January 2014
Fashion designer Zac Posen’s color drenched living room in his uptown, Manhattan apartment evokes a jewel box. A a gilded settee covered in purple duchesse dress satin pops against coral-red walls and orange oriental rug. A portrait of Posen in a purple jacket is surrounded by a lifetime collection of artworks. Photo: Jason Schmidt, Vogue, 2014
In Oscar de la Renta’s 1970’s Manhattan bedroom a blue and white needlepoint rug complements floor-to-ceiling Chinoiserie wallpaper custom made for this room’s dimensions in Hong Kong. Photo: Horst P. Horst, Vogue, September 1972
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In the living room of a 17th-century cottage in the English countryside decorated by Chanel muse Amanda Harlech, a red and blue oriental rug contrasts with white draped sofa and coffee table and a new white stone mantlepiece juxtaposed against a black accent wall creating a modern vibe in a traditonal space. Photo: François Halard, Vogue, January 2006
A multicolored striped flat-weave rug adds energy and color to a rustic sitting area in supermodel Carolyn Murphy’s Los Angeleshome. Photo: Grey Crawford, Vogue, March 2012.
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In the historic Marais district of Paris, fashion designer Christian Lacroix and his wife, Françoise, chose a multicolored concentric stripes rug to pull together colorful 18th, 19th and 20th-century furniture placed on 17th-century oak floors. High ceilings, tall French windows and marble fireplace add to the atmosphere. Photo: François Halard, Vogue, December 2002
An ochre yellow, pink and blue antique oriental rug makes a striking contrast with vibrant green tapestry, sofa and drapes and gives a modern attitude to a traditional room.
Photo: François Halard, Vogue, December 2013
A gold Aubusson rug lends stature to the wood paneled library in Tory Burch’s Gatsby era Southampton house.
The view into the library is framed by a black and white marble floor, white walls, boxwood topiaries within shelled alcoves and two antique chairs upholstered in needlepoint tapestry. The arrangement feels both classical and fresh.
A geometric rug with a small repeating pattern adds texture and warmth to Tory Burch’s solarium. The rug pulls together all the elements in the room such as the blue-and-white porcelain, green bamboo table and natural fiber covered chairs.
In Peruvian born fashion photographer Mario Testino’s art filled Los Angeles home a brown Moroccan rug pulls together a Zebra upholstered stool, Rob Pruitt’s Moonlight Bamboo I (2001) and an embossed leather and wood Peruvian colonial bench.
Testino desgined his home without the benefit of architect or decorator and told Vogue “I’m so obsessed with it” (the creative process), I have no real training in the history of fine art or furniture; my eye just works by proportions. I react intuitively.” “Coming here, I was inspired by rusts and browns and greens and ochers. The light is so bright, all of a sudden bright colors become garish; they look like bubble gum.”
Two cream and brown Moroccan geometric rugs complement Hispano-Moresque furniture and modern art in Mario Testino’s home.
The late L’Wren Scott in the living room of the Paris apartment she shared with Mick Jagger.
The turn-of-the-century apartment on Paris’s Left Bank is one of several homes fashion designer L’Wren Scott designed for herself and Mick Jagger. Scott applied her meticulous dress designer skills in choosing paint colors ..”seeing what looked good on bright days, wintry days, in summer, at night,” she told Vogue. The living room’s sinuous curtains were dyed by the same silk manufacturers who made fabrics for L’Wren Scott signature evening dresses whcih were worn to the Academy Awards by her amazing client list which included Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, Amy Adams, Naomi Campbell, Reese Witherspoon, Christina Hendricks, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Bullock and Uma Thurman.
An intricate oriental rug in vibrant reds, gold and blue anchors a custom Christophe Delcourt table and gray lacquered chairs in the dining room of L’Wren Scott’s Left Bank apartment.
A faded red oriental rug anchors a curved desk in L’Wren Scott’s study. Andy Warhol’s portrait of a young Mick Jagger hangs above the desk.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 21, 2012 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
All images courtesy Vogue.