Antique Oriental Rugs Set the Scene in Grand Great Rooms
OAKLAND, CA.- Antique Oriental rugs can serve as unifying themes or to establish conversations areas in grand great rooms. Whether used in combination or as statement pieces, these rare vintage rugs from Claremont Rug Company add intimacy and atmosphere to residences that are both personal and majestic. Jan David Winitz, president/founder of Claremont, annually works with dozens of homeowners who employ connoisseur-level antique Oriental rugs as their personal style signifiers.
Increasingly antique rug collectors are working with Claremont to unify large interior spaces that characterize residences, whether they are located seaside or magnificent mountains or in more urban environments. “In working with clients,” says Winitz, “I find that they are open to employing rugs to set off spaces within larger rooms and to create more intimate conversation areas. Antique Oriental rugs, with their vibrant colors and subtle patterns, work well in contemporary homes as well as more traditional abodes.”
Winitz said, “Because many contemporary homes are characterized by large open spaces, this manner of utilizing rugs creates more intimate conversation areas or striking visual separations. In our world, we say that these rugs are no longer ‘hiding in plain sight.’”
Another “trend” for larger homes is the progression of interest where many of my most knowledgeable clients have begun to furnish their homes in a very distinct manner: rugs on the walls, then paintings to complement wall-hung rugs and, finally, rugs on the floor. It is really quite astounding how this approach has become relatively de rigueur when I discuss acquisitions with clients.”