Susan Gulick, Susan Gulick Interiors, grounded an elegant living room with a wool-and-silk rug by Tibetano. © Judy Davis

Carpet Magic

Designers shed light on how to select the right rug for every space in your home


Consider function first. Will there be kids, pets or high traffic? Once requirements are clear, then focus on aesthetics.

Susan Gulick, Susan Gulick Interiors


A rug should not only look good but also feel great. Wool, bamboo, silk and even chenille are typically very soft

Paola Martinez McDonald, Olamar Interiors, LLC

 

 


Your carpet may make a great statement piece. A wall-to-wall rug cut and bound with a contrast border can be a perfect choice.

Lori Duval, J&L Interiors


Layering is hot and can add interest as different textures and colors play off each other. Don’t be afraid to mix and match.

Charlene Kennerknecht, Monarch Design


Wool is versatile and durable. It works in virtually any room and can add impact with color and interesting patterns.

Melanie Whittington, Whittington Design Studio


Area rugs come in different qualities: hand-knotted, hand-tufted and machine- made. After deciding on your budget, the pattern, color, and style will dictate a perfect solution.

Gina Fitzsimmons, ASID, Fitzsimmons Design Associates, Inc.

 


Art Underfoot
Carpets that make a statement

Out of India:

The hand-woven Runic rug blends New Zealand wool and cotton.

leejofa.com

 

 

Into the woods:

The hand-knotted, wool-and-silk Maple rug celebrates nature.

dorisleslieblau.com

 

 

Going green:

The Elizabeth Blue indoor/outdoor weave is made of recycled plastic bottles.

dashandalbert.com