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While a piece of art or furniture tends to serve as the focal point of any room, what sits underneath them can make just as much of a statement. Whether it be animal printed carpet in an fresh hue for modern appeal, or a brightly colored rug that gives some serious punch, these usually overlooked design elements have the ability to completely transform a space. We tapped Ashley Stark Kenner, Creative Director of the carpet and fabric company STARK, who knows a thing or two about ground décor for tips and tricks of the trade. Here, 11 ways to create an unforgettable space from the ground up.
Deep indigo is a trend I am seeing everywhere. When done in luxurious silk it creates such a beautiful statement.
2.HOME ON THE RANGE
Antelope carpet is so hot right now in any color. I especially like it in the grey – that feels modern and fresh.
I am loving bold staircases. By adding a geometric design, you make the staircase a focal point. Steven Gambrel chose a powerful David Hicks design that creates some serious eye candy.
4.MAD FOR MOROCCAN
I love Moroccan rugs. They make any room cozy and laid back. It’s especially cool to layer it in a bedroom, creating warmth and depth. I love how it envelops this vanity corner.
I am all about wood right now. I love using wood in patterns such as this STARK carpet. Using wood grain wallpaper on the ceiling or in tiles for a bathroom gives an organic, cool feel.
6.IF IT SUITS YOU
This Prince of Wales check is a classic that never goes out of style. I love menswear suiting-inspired designs in the home, especially when used in unexpected ways, like this stair runner by Missoni.
7.EASY BEING GREEN
I am loving anything green these days, especially rooms that have layers of green. Here, the zebra hide [unexpectedly] pops against the kelly green walls.