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May 23, 2011 / clinerose

Off the wall-to-wall carpeting.

In one of my last What I’m Working On posts, I mentioned that I am entertaining the idea of using a patterned wall-to-wall carpeting for my client’s family room. However, now that I am pulling the design plan together, the carpet is really, really throwing me off. I am typically a firm believer in keeping your larger pieces, flooring included, neutral and simple. In this case, I want to do something more dramatic and graphic. However, now that I see it all together I can’t help but feel like I am designing a movie theater lobby.

  pink dining room with black and white mosaic wall to wall carpeting

 And since we are on the subject, check out Rita Konig’s article from the Wall Street Journal entitled Not Your Grandma’s Patterned Carpet. Ms. Konig makes a pretty great argument for appreciating this flooring fad, especially when taking a modern approach to addressing the rest of the space. She basically makes the idea seem not so overwhelming. So, what do you think of patterned wall-to-wall carpeting? Too dated? Too off the wall? Or just the right touch?

Photo Info: Interior design by Jacques Grange. The carpeting was actually a designed by Madeleine Castaing. Again with the French. It’s a sign. I need to see Paris.



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  1. Anna / May 23 2011 7:45 PM

    I quite like the trend but could never do it in my home. Not only is carpet not particularly popular in hot and humid Queensland, but I could never love a pattern long enough to justify the expense. I’d pick timber floors with crazy patterned rugs anyday! But it can make a huge difference to the room if you’re sure of your pattern choice.

  2. clinerose / May 23 2011 8:14 PM

    Thanks for the comment, Anna! I’m with you. Personally, I could see the appeal in a small space such as a closet or staircase. I have a solid back up in case my client thinks I’ve lost my mind:) Joanna

  3. Suki / May 24 2011 7:08 PM

    I’m not a big fan of carpet. If I have to work with patterned wall-to-wall carpeting, I’d work with somewhere in a small space too. With the right combination of colour all elements and the creative mind, it could be something really pleasing the eyes 🙂 just like the photo in your post.

  4. Carpet Cleaning / Jun 1 2011 3:36 AM

    Carpets are useful for colder countries as a method of insulation, and they rally create an eye-pleasing environment that feels as warm as the summer. Nice post. Best regards!

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