Blending Soft Camelhair and Concentrated Color, Exquisite Hues of Captivating Antique Malayer Transform Light-Filled Contemporary Entryway
The magical combination of inherently luminous, lanolin-rich undyed camelhair and the creatively combined natural dyes of a circa 1910 antique Persian Malayer runner bring an upbeat, striking character to this graceful modern entry. Vivid flashes of mint green, cobalt blue and warm terracotta shine in this air- and light-filled white space. This short runner inspired the rest of the decorative choices for this space, acting as a textural and chromatic complement to the exquisite slate blue lacquer sunburst console and artisanal accessories on it. The depth of the camelhair’s rhythmically striated, understated negative ground expands this remarkable, welcoming tableau. Here, this rug-connoisseur homeowner took the rug’s three medallions and echoed them brilliantly with two other threesomes, the undulating Riflessi mirrors and the hand-blown glass statues creating a fascinating welcome for his guests. Like so many of the best Persian village runners, its size and proportions are especially versatile, enabling collectors with an eye for brilliant juxtapositions to bring deeply personal artistry into additional spaces in their homes.
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