More than any other element of a room, and as the largest and most expensive component of any design scheme, the effect a carpet has on a space is every bit as great as its size. Decorators have long recognized the importance of a fine carpet, its impact on the colors and textures of a space, its contribution to creating an atmosphere, its feel of luxury, and, with the best examples, its lasting worth. Decorating with Carpets taps the extensive and remarkable archive of Stark Carpet for interior design’s greatest examples. Over 75 years, Stark, the premier American carpet manufacturer, has worked with notable designers, from Billy Baldwin and Dorothy Draper to Sister Parish and Albert Hadley to Mark Hampton and Mario Buatta to contemporary leading lights such as Diamond Baratta, Victoria Hagan, Katie Ridder, and Stephen Gambrel. Illustrating their work, this definitive book on carpet, like its subject, captures great beauty and will have timeless value.