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.
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.