Recently, I attended a particularly lively discussion with sweet-as-southern-tea designer Stan Topol at my regional design center. He is head of the team that created the living room for the 2012 Atlanta Symphony Decorator Showhouse (ASDS). Stan is the real deal: talented and bursting with energy. He gives his staff major props, is often delightfully inappropriate, and he is also a staunch supporter of keeping the relationship between designers and trade showrooms sacrosanct in the internet age.
Here is a shot of Stan’s high/low approach design for the living room at Knollwood, the featured house for ASDS 2012:
|Photo Credit: Phil Skinner, firstname.lastname@example.org.|
He said the design was driven by the size of the room and by the exquisite $125,000.00 (give or take a few bucks) rug, he found in the Atlanta showroom we were standing in, Moattar.
These beautiful rugs are brought to market by a gorgeous young brother and sister team who really know their stuff. Andrea and Jason Moattar grew up playing in the showroom, and have now taken over the business their father started in 1963.
|Agra: 15′ x 20′|
|Coral and Teal Oushak: 10′ 1″ x 15′ 6″|
|Acid Yellow and Green Oushak: 11′ 6″ x 15′ 6″
Photos courtesy of Moattar, LTD.
|Pale Turquoise, Cream and Brown Runner|
|Almost Tangerine Tango Oushak with Creams and Browns|
|A Tahitian Beauty|
|Forgetsy: The old is on the left; the new is on the right. I believe the new one is Tibetan.
So much for my provenance stance…