Extremely Rare 150-year-old Sultanabad Carpet Introduces A Novel, Harmonious Dimension To Contemporary Design
The unusually spacious allover field design of this one-in-the-world, antique ivory Sultanabad carpet brings a powerful level of richness to this sleek modern bedroom of a cutting-edge contemporary Los Angeles home. The mid-19th century carpet’s beguiling, entirely spontaneous botanical composition is a welcome and captivating counterpoint to the straight lines and open simplicity of the architecture. The very seldom-encountered soft ivory ground possesses an openness and quiet cohesion that, like the decor, holds no extraneous elements. Virtuoso attention to texture and color awakens the viewer’s eye to the equally nuanced handling of these attributes by the architect, were carefully selected exotic woods, clean off-white walls and flagstone hearth are also used to create dramatic, compelling effects. Note the immediate interrelationship between the stylized botanical motifs of the Sultanabad carpet and the expansive gardens beyond–the shared organic forms create an instant connection between indoor and outdoor spaces.