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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Distinctive Interior Design Tip: Mirrors on the back of recessed medicine cabinets add a reflective element bringing light and a larger feel to the normally dark, cramped space.
Many homeowners fall in love with where a house is located over the actual structure. They are fortunate to be able to look past the cosmetic shortcomings of items that can be changed, like a floor plan or building materials. They purchase the house for the characteristics that cannot be changed, like lot location and neighborhood, and then hire professionals to create their ideal home.
Lighting was an important element in the kitchen design. Open concept designs can leave spaces with little personality as there needs to be consistency among finishes. These areas need anchors to keep the eye moving and to provide a central focal point. For these reasons, we installed a large, architectural chandelier over the smaller island, which also added character to the space.
Breakfast Room: Adjacent to the kitchen, this less formal dining space was designed with relaxation in mind. Cream leather chairs surround a long narrow table, lighted by a long, linear fixture. Cornices in cream and gold damask frame the large windows. Additional softness was added through a window seat. We installed built-ins for china and serveware storage. Finally, we designed a small wine bar that included a linear sink. This element turned out to be a favorite of the homeowners because it was unique and they could fill it with ice and drinks when they entertained.
Dining Room: The challenge presented to us in designing this room was incorporating inherited family furniture loved for the memories it evoked more than for its style. To help lighten the dark and heavy carved furniture, we placed slipcovers with simple lines over the chairs. This element, along with the cream colored draperies in a large scale-pattern, brightened the whole room. We found at Market the light-colored plates on the wall that ended up working perfectly with the color scheme.
Powder Bath: Oddly shaped because of its location inside a turret-shaped portion of the house, the original powder bath was a large room with a very small sink. We embraced the angled walls and installed an end-to-end vanity, and added decorative lighting in the center to emphasis the roundness of the room. Continuing the cocoa and cream color scheme of the adjacent dining room, we added toile wallpaper to give the large room the character it was lacking.
Living Room: The once formal living room of the home was turned into a game room by the new owners. The space was difficult to furnish due to the corner fireplace original to the home. We chose to ignore the fireplace as a focal point, painting it cream to de-emphasize it. We placed a radial furniture arrangement with an ottoman, placing a chandelier over the central space making it conducive for entertaining and conversation. The greys, creams and yellows were pulled into the room through the furniture and fabrics.
As you can see from the pictures, the final design dramatically changed this home. These homeowners had the vision to see past the original dated interior, and brought in professionals to help them create the home they desired. Questions about this or any other of our projects? Give us a call at 317.253.8986 or send us an email.