Sometines one rug is enough to tye all the living spaces together. The adage that a rug can unite a room comes true in these seven homes.

A cool palette of greys and blues is offset by a colorful Nanimarquina rug and burgundy sofa at this luminous New York apartment.

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At a midcentury renovation in Portland, a vintage sunburst rug visually harmonizes with the rich grain of the kitchen counter.

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A black-and-white rug riffs on the geometric motif found throughout this beachside apartment in southwest France.

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Carpeting in children’s playrooms begs for stains, but the way this rug’s stripes mimic the colorful book display is worth the risk.

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A geometric rug  does as much to brighten this home office in Chicago as the SoCo Modern Socket pendant.

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The retro ambience evident throughout Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan’s vacation home is epitomized by the Whitaker chair and ottoman, and underscored by a Talitha rug.

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Partitioned down the middle by a sliding wall, the two halves of this workspace/library in Japan are united by a table, pendant, and rug.