Perfectly Painterly Rugs!


Is it a work of art, or is it a rug? This rug by Marc Phillips, titled Monet Garden, is a visually fluid piece with irregular patterns that has the potential to break the grid of rectangular rooms and furniture. They are true art pieces, especially those rendered in silk that shimmer and constantly change color like this one. We can only imagine how good this would look in a room designed by StarrMiller Interior Design!



Distinguished by its unprecedented watercolor design, this Madeline Collection rug is gorgeous and show-stopping. Madeline’s color space-dyeing technique gradates the bold and vibrant colors throughout the rug to create a stunning rendition of various popular watercolor paintings. This rug is no exception. The floral patterns make this another true work of art.


The rug above is an abstract watercolor rug featured in 50 Shades of Gray. Find it in the Aberdine Collection from Surya. The black and white rug would really pop in an office with some red furniture, and we love the watercolor-esque design.


Bluebellgray’s signature floral and abstract designs in oversized watercolor brushstrokes and a fresh color palette make a playful design statement. This rug has a bit more form than the abstract rug above, and we love the bold colors that make the space really pop. If you’re feeling feminine and adventurous, this is definitely the rug for you.  


Now for something a little more subdued…this rug is in beautiful gradient teal shades, again from bluebellgray.  The contrast of the magenta furniture makes the room look truly like a work of art. The color wash in this “teal paintbox” rug appears to flow from one side to the other in a beautiful ombre, painterly wash.


This midcentury modern aesthetic is brought to another level by this drizzle rug. The stark lines of the dramatic furniture, juxtaposed with the free splashes of paint on the rug, create an enhanced look for the entire space. Here we see the best of area rugs: amplifying the furniture without overpowering the room. Well done with platner chairs, a sputnik chandelier and an abstract table.


This dining room feels modern and sophisticated with such gorgeous silver leaf adorning the ceiling and the painterly rug underfoot. Clean silk window treatments look beautiful with this oversized rug, and the white chairs create nice continuity with the white spaces on the rug. Bold wall colors are a trend we reported a few weeks ago, and we love to see it coupled with the rug here. A lovely space!


A painterly arrangement of roses coloring from pale grey and deepest jade. This exceptional hand knotted bamboo silk rug offers a deep luxurious pile and firm body with a sense of movement. This Designers Guild Octavia Painterly Floral Rug is beautiful for a soft and feminine space. We love the floral arrangement and the color palette is just beautiful. The deep pinks and reds against a beige backdrop give such a girly and sophisticated feel. Coupled with some neutral furniture, we say yes to this beautiful painterly rug.

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One Response to Perfectly Painterly Rugs!

  1. Carla says:

    I loved this post! Very fun read that was also helpful!
    My name is Carla James and I am the President and Designer behind Rocker Refined, a luxury furniture brand featuring designs inspired by legendary rockstars! All of our pieces are made by hand in the USA. I would love to collaborate with you on a blog exchange or something similar! Check out our pieces at

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