Comfy chaises on vintage carpets are perfect companions for cozy corners in any house.
There’s something special about colors in vintage carpets. I love lounging on a chaise and looking out on all the colors. A chaise long is “just-for-one” seating that practically commands you to cater in a few moments of self-indulgent relaxation. In the conservatory of this home, a wide expanse of windows and a sunny corner provide a welcoming location for a wicker chaise. The scale, style and colors make this Oriental rug with a blue, brown and cream color scheme an ideal choice for such a large, high ceilinged room. The rug has a series of narrow borders along the edges which add visual weight to the all-over curvilinear pattern and large center medallions set against a blue field. The rug, as well as accessories, were found at local flea markets and in Paris.
An adjustable, reclining chaise offers maximum comfort as it’ almost bed like when it reclines. The upholstery colors pick up the same soft coral shade in the rug, which has a stylized vase and floral motif in the field. Breaking for an afternoon snack next to a 1933 Leon Dupin French advertising poster for Rita biscuits couldn’t feel more apropos.
Designer Frank Faulkner is a fan of threadbare rugs like this beauty. Its colors have developed a wonderful patina which many rug collectors and designers prize. There’s definitely an aesthetic for naturally worn vintage carpets. The turquoise walls and weathered screen placed behind the chaise bring out similar hues in the carpet and mix in notes of both modern and country combined. Beautiful old worn vintage carpets like this looks right at home with slip covered cushions and patina-ed wooden floors, too.
(Sources: Jean Alan, Peter Dunham Design, Frank Faulkner)
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