Five Modern Designers Who Love Mid Century Rugs
Mid Century modern rugs and interior designers who Incorporate them in their design projects
The mid-century revival is in full swing, with mid century rugs and mod trappings are popping up in chic interiors everywhere. Going all-in is one approach to the trend, but others have different approaches, like incorporating a tasteful, representative piece from the past in an interior that’s all about today. If you’ve been eyeing mid-century modern rugs in magazines, these are some of the designers that you have to thank.
Jayne and Joan Michaels:
Jayne and Joan Michaels, twin sisters and models turned designers, know a thing or two about style. The New York City-based team behind 2Michaels Design scored Design Center of the Americas’ “Stars on the Rise” award in 2012. The duo’s chic interiors hit a resounding chord with the decorating community. Sleek Swedish kilims with retro colors appear regularly in the team’s modernist interiors.
Fresh-faced Ryan Korban made a splash with his exotic-luxe designs. New York’s boyish king of design effortlessly incorporates furs, zebra prints and animal skins in his rockstar-worthy interiors. Mid-century rugs and striped kilims are often found in the designer’s eclectic spaces, which showcase his ability to give the mid-century a modern makeover.
Being the creative director of Marie Claire should say something about Nina Garcia’s talents for design. When it comes to decorating, everyone wants to know what trendsetters do with their own spaces. The fashion maven’s impeccably decorated Manhattan abode is a trove of fluffy Moroccan rugs, ryas, Scandinavian carpets and kilims paired with elegant Hollywood regency furnishings that lit up the pages of Architectural Digest.
West Coast decorating queen Palmer Weiss has made mid-century modern rugs her own. Her unique style combines California casual and Southern elegance. Some of her best work pairs chic Beni Ourain rugs with posh cottage-style furnishings. The result is pure perfection. Take a page from Palmer’s workbook, and enjoy this winning combination.
Perennial crowd-pleaser Nate Berkus has a knack for incorporating mid-century features in his timeless, totally livable spaces. His personal and professional designs frequently feature Beni Ourain rugs, Moroccan kilims and flat-weave Dhurries. This blend of elegance and earthiness is reinforced by ikat textiles and Moroccan-influenced latticework pillows that show the immense versatility of mid-century creations from points around the globe.