Years ago, when I was studying the theory and rules of interior design, I came across Patric Johansson’s portfolio and was immediately captivated. All his photography is amazing, but I was particularly drawn to the use of oriental rugs in relatively modern settings.
For someone who was like a newborn in the design world at the time, this made me open my eyes wide in wonder, as I had previously associated oriental rugs with traditional rooms.
I learned an important design lesson that day, a lesson that stays with me every day which I think most of you will agree with – FORGET THE RULES! Well, to an extent.
Mix things up for charm and add an oriental rug (or three!) as a classic denominator to ground the scheme.
I love the air of refined eclecticism that an oriental rug brings to a space.
All images from Patric Johansson’s portfolio on Söderberg Agentur