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October 28, 2013
From the living room to bedrooms, rugs can be a great addition to any space! Take a look at these 10 interiors who touched up their space with a fine plot of fabric.
Modern monochrome dining room

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.

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a creative apartment renovation in tokyo

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.

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Originally appeared in This Shape-Shifting Apartment Lets an Architect Work from Home
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Creative living room with an Eames chair and decorative rug

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.

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Modern dining area with striped rug and string lights on ceiling

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.

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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.

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.

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village vangaurd library

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.

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Master bedroom with Artemide lighting and vintage lounge chairs

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.

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Miller House main living room

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.

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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.

Originally appeared in 12 Beautiful Bedrooms
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The chairs and end table in the living room are of Eric’s design.

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.

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Modern monochrome dining room

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.

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