There is something magical when both the client and designer want to use the same vendor. This was the case for the recently published article in Architectural Digest featuring the apartment of Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan designed by Gomez Associates; Both longtime clients of Doris Leslie Blau.
Brooke Gomez did the preliminary shopping of vintage and antique rugs, as do all designers. The usual showing of the selection to the client took three hours instead of one. What we found at the gallery was an explosion of energy and creativity. They sought to bring together different genres of style while keeping in mind the clients need for a more casual and younger feel yet still having a sense of sophistication.
For the living room, they chose an unusually colored Oushak rug from the late 19th century with an overblown dramatic design. Brooke wanted a different sensibility for the dining room so she went for a mix of cultures by choosing a 1940’s French Deco rug by Jules Leleu.
The runner is inspired by a 1940’s Swedish rug designed by Barbro Nilsson. It was custom made in two months due to the very large size restriction of the hallway.
The bedroom needed to remain in soft colors yet have a bold pattern hence the Bauhaus design rug. The rug has a bit of silk to add extra luster and a nice touch to the feet.
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Read more at Architectural Digest: Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollan’s Manhattan Home