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Trends in Decorating – Antique and Vintage Rugs

James Andrew at the Doris Leslie Blau gallery - photo by Nick Turner

James Andrew at the Doris Leslie Blau gallery - photo by Nick Turner

I’m certainly not one to follow interior design fads and trends, however I’m very happy to see that the use of antique and vintage rugs has become popular again. In my own interior work, I’ve always used fine rugs—not only can they be seen as art for the floor, they also create the foundation upon which the rest of a room can be built. I do love the richness and history they can add to a room, especially in new or modern buildings.

One of my favorite go-to resources for antique and vintage rugs is the highly esteemed Doris Leslie Blau known for rugs of the highest quality and exceptional beauty. I’m currently decorating an apartment in a legendary Art Deco building, and the Doris Leslie Blau gallery is the perfect place to search for sublime rugs.

The following images are a couple that I think will help to create some spectacular rooms!

I’m sure you’ll agree this Chinese Deco with a mink ground and amber border, with accents of lavender and purple is simply divine.

At Doris Leslie Blau

At Doris Leslie Blau

This round French Deco Carpet celebrating the signs of the horoscope will certainly be a WOW element in my client’s circular entrance hall.

French Deco Carpet by Paul Follot at Doris Leslie Blau

French Deco Carpet by Paul Follot at Doris Leslie Blau

Luxuriating amidst Doris Leslie Blau’s large and quite diverse selection, I’m sporting a Tom Ford lilac rose silk wool linen melange twill Snowdon suit, white cotton shirt with French cuffs, grey and Ivory silk wool check tie, brown leather belt with faux tortoise and gold buckle and brown leather tasseled loafers, black pearl cuff links, vintage Rolex watch, Hermes grey silk pocket square and my fragrance is Creed Royal Water.


  1. wendy woon says:

    You are living art! The TF lilac suit is dreamy and the fabric sounds divine! I love the fabulous rugs you’ve selected for your client! Of course, the Chinese Deco is my personal favorite! I must ask around China. You can’t believe some of the pieces I have come home with from China that were tossed in a friend’s storage!

  2. David Toms says:

    I am always a firm believr in using such pieces, as on most occasions they can make a room. I also mix up styles, for example a 300 year old Persian in the same room as a black and white cow hide.

  3. James Andrew says:

    Dear Wendy,

    I so enjoy and appreciate your lovely comments and feedback.

    These rugs are just amazing!

    I am so happy to see they are back in fashion.



  4. Marc de Paris says:

    More and more impressed by your pictures. I usually think that it is impossible to show something better, and you manage to find something better! You are beyond perfection.

    I love Paul Follot’s furniture at the Musée des Arts décoratifs, but I don’t know this round carpet with horoscope. I enjoy it very much. Congratulations.

  5. Matt says:

    You are becoming a poster boy here, so cute. But one not suited for teenage girl’s bedroom walls…
    As always fab photo and you look like a million bucks. Well done!
    By the way have a weakness for rugs & carpets too.

  6. James Andrew says:

    Dear Matt,

    Thank You!

    So happy to hear that you love these Antique and Vintage rugs as much as I do!



  7. Persian Rugs says:

    The fact that these beautiful rugs are becoming popular again is no surprise to me. How could such gorgeous pieces of art ever go “out of style”?

  8. William Williams says:

    Love this suit!
    It’s wonderful!

  9. James Andrew says:

    Why Thank You Mr Williams!



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