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    Secret snob #15: The Finest Carpets

    Now we know patterned carpets are currently an abhorrence to many sectors of the MC community, a striped seagrass stair runner being the most flamboyance they’ll allow their floors to display. But hear us out.

    Brintons have been making carpets in Kidderminster since the 18th century, hold one of the largest pattern archives in the world, and are widely regarded as amongst the best at what they do. And what they do primarily is make luxury woolen carpets.

    After living with the austerity of coir matting or bare floorboards all these years, the warmth and softness of the wool is a revelation. Glossing over the fact that Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has designed a range for them and focusing instead on their choice of London design-hub Clerkenwell for their main design centre, Brintons produce some genuinely beautiful work – subtle floral-pieces and intricate renaissance patterns (seriously, nothing too garish). Yes, they make highly-desirable plain carpets too, including some rather pleasing greys, mauves and taupes, but why not live a little? Do you remember, not so very long ago, when you felt the same way about patterned wallpaper? Eh?

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    Get rid of the rug I say! Just joking, I managed to spice up my old tattered runner staircase to a spiral staircase done by eedesign. But even so I went out to get a good ol' floral patterned runner for the treads, couldn't help myself they just stay in fashion if applied well!

    April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJack Phillsen

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