I’m pretty sure the fascionistas will approve of this plaid carpet find: 100% wool Natural Plaid carpets by the iconic British maker, Axminster aka Wilton. Whereas yesterday’s post focused on an inexpensive, nylon plaid carpet for knotty pine rooms, today I’m spotlighting a more subdued, all-wool style that could suit more formal, even upscale, living spaces. Like, they have photos of Prince Charles on their website.
For example, a number of readers have purchased the affordable, modern Macy’s Corona sofa (on sale for $699 as I write this – it’s always on sale!). If you are using this sofa or one like it in a living room, family or den and want to “warm up” the modern space, the Axminster plaid carpet would look fantastic, I think.
This carpet is SO pretty. To be sure, they’ve muted all the shades to neutralize the plaid for a wider variety of today’s traditional-bridging-to-modern interiors. (Admittedly, “subdued” = there’s greige-ing going on here. Greige kind of = Sherlock Holmes = old timey cold overcast rainy Jack the Ripper Victorian Britain, of course. But lest I hijack my own pammy-positive post with another greige rant, let me continue….)
Wool carpeting is warm… derived from a renewable resource (sheep)… and has a lovely sheen. It’s gonna cost you some serious money, though. This is carpeting that you’ll want to stay in the family for a long time.
Back in the day, Armstrong made vinyl sheet flooring in plaid patterns including the one above. This is my dream attic. I have kept this image in mind for years if I ever where to refinish my attic. I love how bunk beds are tucked into the wall beneath the gable, the knotty pine paneling, the visible brick chimney. Note the Monstera Deliciosa. You can still get chairs like this from Pier One. I don’t think I’ll ever spend the money to expand into the attic — we have enough space. But if we did, the Axminster plaid wool carpet + knotty pine paneling could well be anchor points. My other if-I-win-the-Lotto choice for an attic wall-to-wall carpet … available in a much livelier palette … would be Capel, which also has a few styles of woven wool carpeting that you can indeed order in wall-to-wall. What a cozy attic floor that would be!