10 Great Rugs to Tie the Room Together

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October 28, 2013
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  The drawing room, the couple’s principal entertaining space, contains many highlights of the exhibition, including two Tonico lounge chairs by Sergio Rodrigues; a jacaranda bench by Alberto Reis; a leather-and-rosewood sling chair fabricated by Liceu de Artes e Oficios de São Paulo; and drawings by the contemporary Brazilian artist Paulo Climachauska. "Furniture is more beautiful with a patina—and this comes from years of careful and loving use." —Kathryn Smith Photo by Chris Tubbs.  Photo by Chris Tubbs.   This originally appeared in A Neoclassical Gallery Home in Belgium.

    The drawing room, the couple’s principal entertaining space, contains many highlights of the exhibition, including two Tonico lounge chairs by Sergio Rodrigues; a jacaranda bench by Alberto Reis; a leather-and-rosewood sling chair fabricated by Liceu de Artes e Oficios de São Paulo; and drawings by the contemporary Brazilian artist Paulo Climachauska. "Furniture is more beautiful with a patina—and this comes from years of careful and loving use." —Kathryn Smith Photo by Chris Tubbs.

    Photo by Chris Tubbs.
    This originally appeared in A Neoclassical Gallery Home in Belgium.
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  Yuko Shibata made the 10-person dining table using $130 sawhorse legs from Maruki Wood Products Company topped with a sheet of birch plywood. A hole in the sliding wall fits over the table, enabling it to be used in both the library and the meeting room. A movable wall clad in wainscoting on one side slides along tracks in the dining-room ceiling, dividing the room into a meeting space and a library. The Shiro Simple Modern Pendant lights can be easily removed and reattached after moving the wall.  Photo by Ryohei Hamada.   This originally appeared in Simple Division.

    Yuko Shibata made the 10-person dining table using $130 sawhorse legs from Maruki Wood Products Company topped with a sheet of birch plywood. A hole in the sliding wall fits over the table, enabling it to be used in both the library and the meeting room. A movable wall clad in wainscoting on one side slides along tracks in the dining-room ceiling, dividing the room into a meeting space and a library. The Shiro Simple Modern Pendant lights can be easily removed and reattached after moving the wall.

    Photo by Ryohei Hamada.
    This originally appeared in Simple Division.
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  In the living room Daphne the dog keeps company with a Case Study Day Bed from Modernica, a LCM chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, and a painting by the Brooklyn artist Joyce Kim. Photo by Dustin Aksland.  Photo by Dustin Aksland.   This originally appeared in New Prospects.

    In the living room Daphne the dog keeps company with a Case Study Day Bed from Modernica, a LCM chair by Charles and Ray Eames for Herman Miller, and a painting by the Brooklyn artist Joyce Kim. Photo by Dustin Aksland.

    Photo by Dustin Aksland.
    This originally appeared in New Prospects.
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  The family's activity centers around the open-plan dining room, which does triple-duty as a living room and kitchen. Susanna prefers a motley set of dining chairs over a coordinated set; that way guests can pick their favorite when they sit. Photo by Petra Bindel.  Photo by Petra Bindel.   This originally appeared in Fine Finnish.

    The family's activity centers around the open-plan dining room, which does triple-duty as a living room and kitchen. Susanna prefers a motley set of dining chairs over a coordinated set; that way guests can pick their favorite when they sit. Photo by Petra Bindel.

    Photo by Petra Bindel.
    This originally appeared in Fine Finnish.
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  A built-in sofa with Design Tex upholstery marks the boundary between the two-level addition and the bungalow. Leading up to the master bedroom, a perforated metal staircase, lit from above, casts a Sigmar Polke–like shadow grid on the concrete floor. Photo by Marvin Rand.  Photo by Marvin Rand. Courtesy of Darcy Hemley.  This originally appeared in Solar Inspiration.

    A built-in sofa with Design Tex upholstery marks the boundary between the two-level addition and the bungalow. Leading up to the master bedroom, a perforated metal staircase, lit from above, casts a Sigmar Polke–like shadow grid on the concrete floor. Photo by Marvin Rand.

    Photo by Marvin Rand. Courtesy of Darcy Hemley.
    This originally appeared in Solar Inspiration.
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  For the library, Reddy paired a vibrant Mongolian wool rug from Niba with a pair of modular plastic Pop chairs by Piero Lissoni and Carlos Tamborini for Kartell. Photo by Ball & Albanese.  Courtesy of Ball & Albanese.  This originally appeared in A Look Into 5 New York Apartments.

    For the library, Reddy paired a vibrant Mongolian wool rug from Niba with a pair of modular plastic Pop chairs by Piero Lissoni and Carlos Tamborini for Kartell. Photo by Ball & Albanese.

    Courtesy of Ball & Albanese.
    This originally appeared in A Look Into 5 New York Apartments.
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  In the master bedroom, the couple opted for Artemide lighting: Vintage Eclisse table lamps by Vico Magistretti hang over the nightstands and a Tizio table lamp by Richard Sapper rests on a side table. The lounge chairs are vintage finds, and the rug is a Bedouin design purchased in Jerusalem. Photo by Naomi Finlay.  Photo by Naomi Finlay.   This originally appeared in Converting a Commercial Storefront to a Home (and Studio!).

    In the master bedroom, the couple opted for Artemide lighting: Vintage Eclisse table lamps by Vico Magistretti hang over the nightstands and a Tizio table lamp by Richard Sapper rests on a side table. The lounge chairs are vintage finds, and the rug is a Bedouin design purchased in Jerusalem. Photo by Naomi Finlay.

    Photo by Naomi Finlay.
    This originally appeared in Converting a Commercial Storefront to a Home (and Studio!).
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  In the main living room, the pillows in the sunken seating area changed colors with the seasons: reds for the winter and lighter pastels for the warmer months. Photo by Leslie Williamson.  Photo by Leslie Williamson.   This originally appeared in Miller House in Columbus, Indiana by Eero Saarinen.

    In the main living room, the pillows in the sunken seating area changed colors with the seasons: reds for the winter and lighter pastels for the warmer months. Photo by Leslie Williamson.

    Photo by Leslie Williamson.
    This originally appeared in Miller House in Columbus, Indiana by Eero Saarinen.
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  A Losanges rug by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, part of Marquina’s 2011 collection, anchors the master bedroom. The Básica Mínima bedside lamp is from Santa & Cole, and the kilim pillows, available online and in Marquina’s Barcelona shop, are by Philippe Xerri. Photo by Albert Font.    This originally appeared in 12 Beautiful Bedrooms.

    A Losanges rug by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, part of Marquina’s 2011 collection, anchors the master bedroom. The Básica Mínima bedside lamp is from Santa & Cole, and the kilim pillows, available online and in Marquina’s Barcelona shop, are by Philippe Xerri. Photo by Albert Font.

    This originally appeared in 12 Beautiful Bedrooms.
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  Perfectly content in San Francisco, the Pfeiffers couldn't help falling in love with a charming mid-century house, across the Bay in Oakland, with stunning views, plenty of trees, and a murky past. Photo by Mark Seelen.  Photo by Mark Seelen.   This originally appeared in Oakland Aesthetics.

    Perfectly content in San Francisco, the Pfeiffers couldn't help falling in love with a charming mid-century house, across the Bay in Oakland, with stunning views, plenty of trees, and a murky past. Photo by Mark Seelen.

    Photo by Mark Seelen.
    This originally appeared in Oakland Aesthetics.
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