In rug tzar Stephanie Odegard's Manhattan living room, subtle color on the walls (from Martha Stewart’s Fine Paints of Europe collection) shows off Odegard’s diverse furnishings, from an antique Spanish chandelier to a Saarinen table and Wegner wishbone chairs. The custom seven-foot sofa was designed by Ben Baldwin for Larsen Furniture around 1970 (purchased through www.davidedward.com) and is covered in Edelman leather.
The relief-carved marble Lotus table and latticework side table are both from the Stephanie Odegard Collection. The ceiling panel is a 17th-century Brazilian textile; the vertical drapery “falls” are unfurled saris. Hans J. Wegner wishbone chairs are from www.hivemodern.com; the Swedish Biedermeier armchairs are covered in fabric from Dedar (www.dedar-usa.com). The wall clock is an antique Howard Miller; the credenza is from BDDW (www.bddw.com).
The 22-foot-long silk-and-wool Arcade rug evokes "saffron and rhubarb -- it's gold with a lot of pink in it," says Odegard. With a minimalist border motif borrowed from a Byzantine-era painting, it is one of six designs from her Byzantine collection, produced in conjunction with the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Photo by Antoine Bootz, Metropolitan Home, December 2008.