The quality and craftsmanship found in semi-antique Persian rugs offer value for your interior design investment. Since newer floor coverings of this grade can come with hefty price tags, we are always excited when we run across the perfect rug for our clients. We found the piece pictured above at Fine Estate Art & Rugs here in Indianapolis for inclusion in a master bathroom remodel. Our clients’ home has a lovely rustic transitional design, and we have continued that scheme into this project. The patina-rich colors of the rug will be the perfect complement to the slate flooring, medium brown cabinets topped in a warm grey quartz, and neutral wall color. Adding this Persian rug to the master bathroom design not only brings a surprising element to the space, it also offers the softness needed in a room filled with hard surfaces.
Our semi-antique rug was crafted in Hamadan, one of the world’s oldest cities and known as a center for trading in carpets made in the hundreds of nearby towns and villages. Hamadan rugs are known for their quality and beauty, particularly those made before the 1960s when better quality wool and dyes were used. While our clients master bathroom will be filled with new materials and technology, this bit of history will add a richness and beauty that only antiques can offer.
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Whether we are at an interior design market or just out browsing shops and boutiques, we are always on the hunt for interesting non-art for our clients. The walls of your home are not just for hanging pictures! Adding other items like mirrors, sculptures, a collection of glass perfume bottles or framed stamps brings interest to your space. For the French country interior design pictured above, we hung this lovely hand-painted antique mirror and flanked it with an antique plate collection on individual fluted shelves. The rest of the room’s walls are filled with either tall furniture pieces, paintings, a stone fireplace, or a large door opening with impressive double columns. The different shapes, textures and reflections of this non-art vignette keep your eye from skipping over them to the splashier parts of the space. Also, by adding the small plates around the vertically-oriented mirror, we were able to better fill the horizontal wall space than if we had hung only the mirror. What is your favorite piece of non-art in your home? Let us know by leaving a comment below!
Crystal chandeliers are not just for dining rooms or formal entryways anymore. We use them over bedside tables, in bathrooms, and even laundry rooms. Not only do they add a level of sophistication, they also bring in more reflective surfaces into a space, and therefore more light. Remember, antiques can offer a tremendous value when it comes to light fixtures, especially chandeliers.