– Billy Baldwin Decorates by Billy Baldwin
William Pahlmann, a revolutionary decorator of the 1950’s, was one of the first American interior designers who experimented with Beni Ourain rugs in a traditional home . He designed ‘a living room with walls, ceilings and moldings painted deep neutral shade of cream’… and stained the floors ‘an almost ebony color, a shade that contrasted boldly with a large ivory and brown Moroccan rug woven in a traditional manner’. *
He mixed the contemporary Beni Ourain rug with a pair of Louis XV fauteuils, a Danish Modern sofa and French and Spanish tables. His daring design was punctuated by vivid shots of color: robins egg blue, malachite green and coral ….
* Legendary Decorators of Twentieth Century by Mark Hampton p. 143-144
Living room designed by William Pahlmann from the Doubleday Book of Interior Decorating, 1965