An Oriental rug can add ornamental flair to any interior, contemporary or traditional
A beautifully crafted Oriental rug never goes out of style and can be surprisingly versatile in all kinds of homes. With thousands of options in terms of color, fabric, scale, and style, there’s an Oriental rug out there for every space, whether you’re looking to accent an opulent English-inspired library or a sleek modern living room. When it comes to designing with Oriental rugs, follow these tips: Go monochromatic or neutral with the room’s remaining decor; match furniture to the colors of the rug; and don’t be afraid of mixing patterns.
From Tabatabaee’s exclusive Collection are a Victorian cut-glass chandelier, a George II gilt-wood mirror, the Antique Safavid Isfahan carpets are 16th- and 17th-century Persian.
A Walton Ford painting spans one wall of the living room at an upstate New York farmhouse designed by architect Gil Schafer; the lamps are by Vaughan, the Gustavian chairs are from Evergreen Antiques, and the circa-1880s Sultanabad rug is from Beauvais Carpets.
This dramatic library in a New York apartment is governed by bold colors and opposing patterns, with glazed cobalt blue walls by Natasha Bergreen and Liza Cousins. Art Deco–style chaises and green-blue Clarence House curtains pair well with the floor covering.
At an estate in Rapidan, Virginia, decorated by Tino Zervudachi, a botanical-themed bedroom is home to an antique Persian carpet. The ceiling’s floral motif was inspired by a Mughal painting.
At this Washington, D.C., house decorated by Stephen Shadley, the wood-paneled walls in the English-inspired library are glazed a deep red, and a complementary Persian rug, circa 1885, covers the floor. A Louis XV gilt mirror is above the mantel, and the armchairs were reupholstered with a circa-1800 Flemish tapestry.
The entryway of this William W. Stubbs–designed Houston home exudes European sensibility with a rococo-style giltwood mirror, a painted demilune console table, and a pair of acanthus-leaf Louis XV sconces, all contrasted by two red-and-blue Oriental carpets.
A vintage Tabriz carpet, also from Doris Leslie Blau, enlivens the living room of a Chicago penthouse designed by Michael S. Smith.