Rug Punch: Max Humphrey’s Los Angeles apartment

When it comes to careers in interiors, Max Humphrey has a more colourful background than most: the former punk rocker spent years on the road before homing in on a career in design. Luckily, he has a mentor in Betsy Burnham, a woman known for blending sophistication with streetwise panache. Now a partner at the LA-based firm, Humphrey drew upon his fresh eye and Burnham’s experience when designing his own one-bedroom apartment in West Hollywood. The result? A home that reflects his lifestyle, past and present.



Humphrey chose the Asan Jade dhurrie, part of our Studio Collection, to ground this seating arrangement.



“My books are the most important part of my apartment – they’re the only things I’d be nostalgic for if they were gone,” says Humphrey. Hidden in this collection is The Rug Company catalogue.


Humphrey uses the Charlie Black rug by Jonathan Adler to incorporate pattern and scale to this bedroom. “Everything doesn’t have to match, but it does need to coexist”, says Humphrey. Adds Burnham, “The common through line in this room is the simple palette: black, white and blue”.


It is important to layer textures and materials as patterns,” says Burnham, using the textural Key Turquoise rug by Suzanne Sharp to add a graphic punch to this dining room.

Read the full article in Lonny magazine by clicking here.

Photography by Sarah Dorio.

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