Size: 4’8″ x 7’7″
When George Marshall Peters of Pamela Bankers office asked if we would be interested in participating in their Rooms With a View show space we were delighted. The vignette that George had planned out was influenced by a recent trip to Asia, and included a piece of art from his own collection. The painting contained delicate cranes upon a golden ground, with a rice paper feel, which strongly influenced the rest of the design – and screamed to be accompanied by a soft toned Asian carpet.
With a small (approximately 8′ square) floorplan, wallpaper samples, photos of the furniture, and the feeling of the central art piece in mind, George and I began our search. Though we pulled a few other options out that could have worked, it was clear that a warm, traditional Chinese piece was the best way to go for the space he imagined.
While George had originally nixed this Khotan as an option due to it’s size, Ramin and I knew it was a great match for the look he was going for. Many designers will rule out perfectly fitted rugs based on architectural lines drawn on paper, rather than trying the rug in the space. Upon sight of this carpet though, George agreed to see if it would fit, without making the room feel cramped.
Though the Khotan does fit wall to wall, the vignette was a huge success, each element falling into place beautifully – the carpet really completing the conversation between the other components of the room. The golden neutral tones of the rug were woven in beautifully with the naturally textured wallpaper and golden collectables placed about, the earthy browns complimenting the darkness of the floor and furniture, and the subtle geometry pulling in the small geometric art elements that George used in perfecting the details of this space.