LES TAPIS CHINOIS DES ANNEES TRENTE.
"China has a long history of exporting traditional goods; however, it was not until the first half of the 19th century that the Chinese began to export their rugs. Once in contact with western influences, there was a large change in production: Chinese manufactories began to produce art-deco rugs with commercial look and price point." wikepedia
I was given this Chinese Art Deco rug as a wedding present 20 some years ago. I loved it. I later fell out of love.
Lately I have come back to it with fresh eyes and a more open mind. It now somehow seems to me to be very much more modern than I thought. Rugs with patterns- other than Persians of course, which I like VERY much when used in relatively modern interiors- are more appealing to me now and I suppose that is why I spot them more often when looking through magazines or blogs and websites. ( you know, like when you buy something and then proceed to notice it EVERYWHERE...)
Here are some examples of Chinese art Deco rugs which I find exquisitely well mixed with the furniture and accessories around them.
I think I would happily mix a Chinese Art Deco rug with Chinese wallpaper like this one in designer Jeffrey Bilhuber's home.
I'll have to suggest it to him...