Silicon Valley Family Home

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1. Rare Serapi “Vase Rug” Sets the Tone for this Connoisseur’s Elegant Home

The entry hall of a connoisseur’s home establishes the ambiance of artfulness and elegance with a rare Serapi Vase rug by the front door and an early 19th-century Bakshaish in the passageway.

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The entry hall of a connoisseur's home establishes the ambiance of artfulness and elegance with a rare Serapi Vase rug by the front door and an early 19th-century Bakshaish in the passageway. Click Here to see our antique Serapi rugs now available. Click…
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2. A Trio of Exceptional 19th-Century Collector’s Carpets Help Create an Extraordinary First Impression

The display of top-tier Oriental carpets and other pieces of art in this connoisseurs’ home create a stunning welcome. At the door a “Serapi Vase Rug”, at the bottom of the stairs a very rare 200-year-old Bakshaish carpet, and on the landing an antique Turkish Bergama Prayer Rug fill the entryway with stirring visual interest and introduce the owner’s varied, impeccable taste.

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The display of top-tier Oriental carpets and other pieces of art in this connoisseurs’ home create a stunning welcome. At the door a "Serapi Vase Rug", at the bottom of the stairs a very rare 200-year-old Bakshaish carpet, and on the landing…
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3. Rare 19th-Century Sultanabad Carpet Harmonizes with the Art and Decor of this Charming Dining Room

The dining room that adjoins the entry hall shown in the previous image is graced by an oversize 19th-century Sultanabad with a rare maize-toned field that superbly complements the art and overall décor.

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The dining room that adjoins the entry hall shown in the previous image is graced by an oversize 19th-century Sultanabad with a rare maize-toned field that superbly complements the art and overall décor. Click Here to see our antique Sultanabad…
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4. End of Tuscan Inspired Living Room Hosts a Mid-19th-Century Laver Kirman “Garden of Paradise” Carpet

Antique Persian Laver Kirman carpets enrich the most sophisticated interiors while their inventive artistry and sumptuous detail affords their owners an enjoyment that continues to deepen over time. This virtuoso Oriental Laver Kirman rug depicting a lush and luxurious garden, a profusion of animal forms, including lions, prancing gazelles and nesting birds delights the viewer’s eye each time the carpet is passed.

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Antique Persian Laver Kirman carpets enrich the most sophisticated interiors while their inventive artistry and sumptuous detail affords their owners an enjoyment that continues to deepen over time. This virtuoso Oriental Laver Kirman rug depicting…
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5. Collectors Showcase a Gem from their Collection in this Tuscan-inspired Living Room, an Extremely Rare Early 19th-Century Persian Rug from the Esteemed Ferahan Town Tradition

A top-tier nearly 200-year old Persian Ferahan carpet was chosen for the main conversation area in this connoisseur couple’s living room where its sublime colors and inspired drawing, especially in the borders, were on view. This captivating early 19th-century Persian Town Carpet’s profusion of guava, rose, apricot and sand tones softly harmonizes with the elegant layered color palette of the fabric, wall, and window treatments. Even the luxurious texture and sheen of the fabrics are mirrored by the antique Ferahan rug’s luminous, lanolin-rich wool. These clients are strategically displaying three specimen carpets along the length of the space, each oriented to cover a portion of the width of the room.

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A top-tier nearly 200-year old Persian Ferahan carpet was chosen for the main conversation area in this connoisseur couple’s living room where its sublime colors and inspired drawing, especially in the borders, were on view. This captivating…
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6. A Connoisseur Level Antique Persian Ferahan Sarouk Carpet in the Seating Area of an Elegant Home Office Inspires Contemplation and Creativity

This early, spacious town carpet with its riveting medallion and softly glowing field provides a center point for all the activities of a chief executive’s personal home office. One of the gems of this whole home collection of carpets, it sits comfortably within the eclectic furnishings, offering the refreshing distraction of watching its colors respond to the changing sunlight throughout the day. The understated interior design includes paired fauteuil armchairs with carved botanical motifs that recall the spacious, stylized vinery pattern that fills the 19th-century Ferahan’s grand borders and surrounds its one-of-a-kind medallion.

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This early, spacious town carpet with its riveting medallion and softly glowing field provides a center point for all the activities of a chief executive's personal home office. One of the gems of this whole home collection of carpets, it sits…
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7. Extremely fine, earth tone Tabriz is the Luxurious Base of This Distinctive Silicon Valley Family Room

This extremely fine, earth tone Tabriz Persian rug provides a luxurious base for this Silicon Valley family room, creating a gracious, distinctive atmosphere.

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This extremely fine, earth tone Tabriz Persian rug provides a luxurious base for this Silicon Valley family room, creating a gracious, distinctive atmosphere. Click Here to see our antique Tabriz rugs now available. Click Here to return to…
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8. A Robin’s Egg Blue Persian Bakshaish Carpet Provides a Stunning Accent in this Handsome Bar Area

Great 19th-century Oriental art carpets aren’t only for anchoring grand formal spaces-they can also be fun! Imagine the redoubled opportunities for connoisseurship presented by this captivating Oriental rug, placed before the wine cabinet of this elegantly appointed bar area. Each time a new vintage is selected, there are twice as many nuances to enjoy.

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Great 19th-century Oriental art carpets aren’t only for anchoring grand formal spaces-they can also be fun! Imagine the redoubled opportunities for connoisseurship presented by this captivating Oriental rug, placed before the wine cabinet…
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9. Highly Unique Antique Kurdish Camelhair Rug Fills this Spacious Breakfast Area with Energy and Presence

The rhythmic, folkloric artistry and captivating warmth of luminous undyed camelhair in this exceptional 19th-century Persian Kurdish carpet greet these homeowners every morning as they contemplate their day. Instead of placing a larger rug on the breakfast table, these savvy antique Oriental carpet connoisseurs have placed this wide runner alongside, where it can be seen in all its unaffected splendor from anywhere in the room. The rare melon and ivory accents of this village Persian rug resonate with the kitchen’s wallpaper and cabinetry, while striated camelhair brings together the tones in several types of wood.

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The rhythmic, folkloric artistry and captivating warmth of luminous undyed camelhair in this exceptional 19th-century Persian Kurdish carpet greet these homeowners every morning as they contemplate their day. Instead of placing a larger rug…
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10. Antique Persian Serab Carpet Runners are Especially Suited for Long or Narrow Hallways

The luminous, richly striated wide camelhair border and rhythmic, alternating ivory and terracotta medallions of these outstanding 19th-century Serab runners are the perfect fit for this upstairs hallway, both in dimensions and the restful atmosphere it creates. As the second companion Serab rug visible just beyond demonstrates, this antique Persian village carpet style can offer complementary pieces to harmoniously span even the longest corridor spaces.

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The luminous, richly striated wide camelhair border and rhythmic, alternating ivory and terracotta medallions of these outstanding 19th-century Serab runners are the perfect fit for this upstairs hallway, both in dimensions and the restful…
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11. Hallway Becomes a Floor to Ceiling Art Gallery with this Superb Camelhair Runner

A luxurious Persian Serab Camelhair runner unifies the creative combination of art and craft works in this upstairs hall, leading the eye to the striking wood carving of an Asian dancer. Using antique art carpets as part of an ensemble of collectible pieces amplifies the synergy of a space in unexpected and engaging ways.

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A luxurious Persian Serab Camelhair runner unifies the creative combination of art and craft works in this upstairs hall, leading the eye to the striking wood carving of an Asian dancer. Using antique art carpets as part of an ensemble of collectible…
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12. Outstanding 19th-Century Bakshaish Carpet Enriches Charming, European-Inspired Wine Cellar

An abundance of textures, intriguing colors and atmospheric lighting effects imbue this folkloric circa 1850 Bakshaish art rug with extraordinary presence, particularly in the context of an intimate wine cellar. The Persian village carpet’s rhythmic abrash striation imparts a tremendous sense of depth and movement that influences every aspect of the brick-paneled room, making the space seem much more exotic and engaging. The colored marble, ornate walnut scrollwork, gilded frame and even unadorned brick all find parallels in the Bakshaish rug’s extraordinary natural color palette. Note how the striking azure blue of the striated reserve establishes an immediate resonance with the sky of the watercolor painting, both acting as apertures that enlarge and enhance the viewer’s experience. The folkloric art carpet’s high quality, expertly dyed wool provides an additional dimension of luxury.

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An abundance of textures, intriguing colors and atmospheric lighting effects imbue this folkloric circa 1850 Bakshaish art rug with extraordinary presence, particularly in the context of an intimate wine cellar. The Persian village carpet's…
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13. Area Size Antique Malayer Persian Rugs Enhance and Personalize An Elegant Bathroom

A master bath can be an intimate and private space where understated, creative rugs can be enjoyed time and again. Here, 19th-century Oriental Malayer rugs join the décor with their rare ivory grounds and sublime accents colors. Also contributing captivating wreaths, blossoms and other charming patterns, they become a tactile as well as visual delight. Most clients keep a small cotton bathmat to the side to placed on top of a rug after showering.

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A master bath can be an intimate and private space where understated, creative rugs can be enjoyed time and again. Here, 19th-century Oriental Malayer rugs join the décor with their rare ivory grounds and sublime accents colors. Also contributing…
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14. Superb 19th-Century Bakshaish Rug Provides Aesthetic Complexity and Depth In Entry to Connoisseur’s Wine Cellar

As with fine wine, part of the enjoyment of antique Persian rugs lies in discovering their unique attributes, allowing their nuances to emerge gradually as they are savored. This commonality was surely appreciated by this oenologist client, who selected a 125-year-old Persian Bakshaish area rug specifically for the floor leading to his impressively curated wine cellar. The artistic high notes of this outstanding small Bakshaish are easy to appreciate: joyful spontaneity of design in its free-floating archetypal rosettes, as well as potent, extremely seldom encountered tones of goldenrod and sapphire blue in incredible profusion. Fittingly, these colors have mellowed beautifully with age, acquiring a unique intensity and character impossible to replicate without the passage of one and a quarter centuries.

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As with fine wine, part of the enjoyment of antique Persian rugs lies in discovering their unique attributes, allowing their nuances to emerge gradually as they are savored. This commonality was surely appreciated by this oenologist client,…
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15. In A Comfortable Media Room, A Prized 19th-Century Bakshaish Camelhair Rug Becomes The Central Focus

Larger scale, allover Bakshaish rugs are the rug choice among connoisseurs for their unusually effective interaction with a room’s larger furnishings and décor. Yet, their artistry is often just as successful- or even more so–when presented on its own, as the central feature of a space. Here, a family has become so entranced by the luminous colors and continuously changing motifs of their 3rd quarter, 19th-century Bakshaish Camelhair rug that they have chosen to place furniture only along the room’s edges, so its artistry can be experienced without interruption. In this context, its shimmering gilded ground shines with even greater potency, filling the space with its luminosity and a profound sense of continuous movement and depth. Delightful rare accents of sapphire and robin’s egg blue take on even greater presence as the relationships between each element can be explored fully and contemplated at length.

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Larger scale, allover Bakshaish rugs are the rug choice among connoisseurs for their unusually effective interaction with a room's larger furnishings and décor. Yet, their artistry is often just as successful- or even more so--when presented…
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16. Collectible 19th-Century Caucasian Chi Chi and Turkish Bergama Rugs Transforms a Lovely Staircase into a Cultural Event

Here, mid-19th-century Chi Chi and Bergama small rugs turn this collectors’ staircase into an extraordinary passageway with immersive artistic experiences at each turn. These antique tribal rug gems, each possessing an exquisite natural palette and patina, also offer inspired artistry unique to their quite different provenances. The one-of-a-kind Caucasian Chi Chi rug in the foreground, while diminutive, nevertheless reveals clear cobalt blue ground and the entrancing wide Kufic border. The Turkish Bergama’s artistry fills the Niche format with abstracted flowers and motifs.

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Here, mid-19th-century Chi Chi and Bergama small rugs turn this collectors’ staircase into an extraordinary passageway with immersive artistic experiences at each turn. These antique tribal rug gems, each possessing an exquisite natural palette…
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17. Charming, Ivory Bordered Antique Persian Village Runners Transform This Family Kitchen

The appeal of this bright and inviting kitchen is gently reinforced by two 19th-century Oriental village rugs: a camelhair Serab in the foreground and a delightful Kurdish piece behind it. Collectors of art carpets cannot live without the enjoyment of good antique rugs in view wherever they spend time in their home.

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The appeal of this bright and inviting kitchen is gently reinforced by two 19th-century Oriental village rugs: a camelhair Serab in the foreground and a delightful Kurdish piece behind it. Collectors of art carpets cannot live without the enjoyment…