Book Review: Decorating with Carpets: A Fine Foundation

Decorating with Carpets: A Fine Foundation by Ashley Stark Kenner and Chad Stark

with Heather Smith MacIsaac

Published with the aid of Vendome Press 2015

When Stark Carpet Senior Vice President, Chad Stark and Creative Director Ashley Stark Kenner get together to co-author a book, they don’t disappoint! In fact, this 248-page book is filled with gorgeous rooms that will keep you engaged and inspired for years to come.

As an aside here, when you’re adding books, particularly interior design books to library, most of us want them as a sort of quick, at hand reference guide to help us get through room design, or vignette staging, to help with color and pattern pairing, art placement or perfect flower or plant arrangements. I promise that with Decorating with Carpets, you’re getting all of that and more. While a definitive book on carpet, the book illustrates to work of leading interior designers, and luminaries in the design industry.

Decorating with Carpets taps the extensive and remarkable archive of Stark Carpet for interior design’s greatest examples of how carpet contributes to creating the atmosphere of these luxurious, beautiful, timeless rooms. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Designer Steven Gambrel makes use of Stark’s Logo sample carpet.

Photo credit score: Eric Piasecki/OTTO

Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard makes use of a rug of pieced together zebra hides in his non-public residence.

Photo credit: Tim Street Porter

Charlotte Moss makes use of a custom Wilton carpet in a densely patterned floral motif.

Photo Credit: Pieter Estersohn

Designer Robert Brown uses the uber-popular Stark Antelope Ax carpet on this paneled eating room.

Photo Credit: Chris Little Photography

Designer Thomas Pheasant uses a Stark Ravi sisal rug on this splendid pool house.

Photo credit: Durston Saylor

Decorating with Carpets is a heavy, premier level, high-end coffee table book, suited to any design library – but I doubt it’ll spend much time on the shelves. With rooms to inspire from designers Charlotte Moss, Alessandra Branca, Darryl Carter, Alexa Hampton, Katie Ridder, Michael Smith, and Vicente Wolf (just to name a few) the book will be an ever present interior design resource for you from everything to full room design to window dressing, furniture placement to vignette staging, and of course – carpet, carpet, carpet! Get your copy via the amazon link below, today!

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