Superb 19th Century Serapi Carpet on Floor and Rare Caucasian Baku Rug on Wall Create a Refuge of Artistry in a Modern Setting
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Supported by bright sunlight from an urban home’s floor-to-ceiling windows, a 19th-century Serapi Persian village carpet’s natural hues of bright ivory, sky blue and carnelian to create a cheerful atmosphere for this San Francisco executive’s high-rise pied-a-terre. The antique carpet’s vibrant energy, as well as its timeless geometric design, allow it to take a starring role among the constellation of eclectic Near-Eastern art and furnishings, establishing interesting relationships with each one. The Serapi’s subtle abrash coloration and age-old patina is reflected in the high-collectable Caucasian Khila Baku that hangs as wall art in the rear corner, as well as in the distressed wooden surfaces of the antique panel doors, rustic stool and low sofa. The intricately carved surfaces immediately resonate with the faceted geometric carpet design, which also skillfully manages light and dark space. Minimalist modern architecture provides the perfect foil to intensify this deeply personal engagement, blending East and West influences into an immersive and continually rewarding artistic experience.