Prized Ivory Ground Antique Sultanabad Carpet Brightens and Elevates An Eclectic Modern Dining Room
The intensely creative, stylized botanical patterning of a 19th century Persian Sultanabad carpet with a seldom-encountered ivory field unifies the colors, finishes and forms of the dining area of this inventive contemporary Southern California home. Drawing from its expansive, harmonious palette of rarely combined colors, the Sultanabad’s glowing neutral ground resonates immediately with the polished exotic woods of the table and dovetail-joined sliding door, then contributes warm tropical accents that, like the fresh oranges in the butlers’ pantry, seem naturally at home in the sunlit space. Abundant accents of rare teal green support the custom upholstery and lighting, but most subtly connect with the space’s natural contributors: the lush foliage of palm and orchid within the room, and the garden outside. The Sultanabad’s versatile large-scale allover pattern effortlessly accommodates this activity, adding its own elegant, keenly observed floral vinery to intensify the casually dramatic atmosphere.