Based on a strong belief that “what informs the soul and the mind is culture and travel,” designer Richard Mishaan
created a layered look in his Parlour Room that travels, both, the globe and time, incorporating textiles and an eclectic mix of objects from the turn of the 17th century through to the 21st. A historic wall covering by Iksel in London based off of the hand-painted, wood paneled reception room in the stately Beit Wakil mansion in Syria contrasts with hand-loomed silk brocades from the Bevilacqua family of Venice and animal prints in silk velvet. Grounding the rich combination of textiles is a stunning, oversized Persian rug. Mishaan says of the spectacular piece, “The Serapi Persian rug, circa 1889 (our collection # 05060
) from FJ Hakimian was hand woven in Iran, and only natural dyes were used as was customary then. The indigo border accentuated with floral bouquets creates a wonderful contrast to the bold geometric pattern with the rust red center medallion. The scale of the design seems to be almost contemporary and of today.”
FJ Hakimian is the leading resource for custom, modern, vintage and antique carpets and textiles. Headquartered in New York City, FJ Hakimian connects weavers, textile artists, interior designers and architects throughout the world on a common thread that is the passion for quality hand-woven carpets, mats and textiles.
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