Look at any well designed room and you will immediately notice the rug. Whether its a bold David Hicks inspired wool carpet or a luxurious silk solid, a carpet can set the tone and style for your room and provide a foundation for the rest of your furnishings. For the Designer Showhouse I was lucky to partner with Rug-Art a to the trade bespoke rug company in NYC. When I visited their showroom I knew that my room would house a white Milo Baughman table and gray walls--that was it. I was looking for something luxurious and beautiful, something that would add texture and make the room pop. That's when I saw a small sample of a mosaic hair on hide rug. I'd never worked with hair on hide before but found the palette of rich grays and natural textures irresistible.
The ancient mosaic pattern was transformed into something fresh and modern. The rug was a little short for the room so we added two gray hide rugs at either end to extend the rug line--I love the way the hides add a sculptural element to the room.
Close up of the room's rug
This contemporary room is anchored by a Hicks inspired hair on hide rug
Get the look for less with this Marquis wool rug