We are so happy to now have the stairs and landing carpeted in something I feel very proud to show you. Yes, I am absolutely guilty of staring lovingly at the landing when I get up in the mornings and maybe loitering on the stairs more than I used to.
There’s been a definite shift in the last few years over to using carpet as a feature in your home – although Brintons who made ours have been doing so for many years.
I’m going to break down the five main reasons why I chose this particular wool rug for our home :
This is the first view you have of my home when you enter the door. It’s pattern makes me very happy every time I open the door. We all love it. It’s a feature for the room – really
The quality. Oh, let me tell you. It’s the softest carpet I have walked on but also very hardwearing. 80 % wool and 20 % nylon – so it’s extremely tactile and comfortable for the feet yet made to last. It was really important to have a carpet that will last and stay looking good.
I have noticed a really detailed list of detailed advice on how to care long term for your carpet on the Brintons website.
The colour. Having two still relatively young girls whose friends visit often and a labrador who loves to sneak a cheeky sit down on the stairs whenever possible so it needs to be practical and cover all those bases.
Although it’s a firm shoes off policy nowadays to head upstairs – it still will take quite a bit of trampling over the years. Although it comes in many other gorgeous colours and patterns, we opted for Pebble Spot which as you can see is a grey shade. It works with the white walls but even if we decide to add some other colour there – grey works so well with many. It also frames the hues in the rooms when you look in to them.
Hallways can be vastly overlooked as somewhere you just pass through. Which I always feel is a shame. They deserve so much more !
After all you probably spend quite a bit of time walking on it so make the floor fabulous to look at ? Our Padstows Pebble Spot has really livened up the stretches between the rooms and made it look and feel a lot more expansive.
Okay, this might sound like a funny reason but I think names are very important and can pull you one way or the other when making decisions. Padstow evokes very lovely, happy memories for me. Cornwall is nne of our favourite places to visit in the world and we have seen the girls at different stages enjoy the beach and delicious fish and chips there. So, I was immediately drawn to it.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this little tour and like our new carpet too ? Brintons do a fantastic selection of pure colours, patterns such as plaids, stripes and florals. I love their collaboration with Laura Ashley. Do check them out if you’d like a little inspiration. They have been in business since 1783 which speaks volumes.
This is a collaboration with Brintons. They very kindly supplied me with carpet for my home.
Also – a quick mention about my silver platform brogues and Broadgate bag as I have been asked many times on instagram where they are from. Gifted from the current Boden range. :)