Minimal furniture and bright pops of color in this gray bedroom are elements signature of contemporary design. A mix of blue and brown hues create lovely, subtle contrast while a multicolor area rug is a bold focal point.
Layered rugs, a hallmark of contemporary design, are a stylish touch in this serene bedroom. The small tulip table tucked beside the bed is a modern accent, in addition to the white globe light. Neutral bed linens and pale gray walls keep the look understated yet inviting.
A jute rug is a simple base for this living room; for a touch of exotic, a zebra rug is layered on top. Layering a smaller rug atop a larger one can be a good strategy in a big room, when you have bold colors or pattern that you don't want to take over the space.
The rugs are given as much of a spotlight as the artwork in this dining room. One hangs on the wall, the textural anchor of the gallery. Another rug with a striking modern pattern decorates the floor beneath the table. Rug: Mark Nelson; Table: Roche Bobois; Chandelier: Vitosi Lighting, Y Lighting
This appealing kitchen offers up fun textural contrasts: wood shelves warm against white subway tiles, golden pulls for bright white cabinets and drawers. On the floor, a red rug is a rich dose of color.