It's been a little while since I have posted any real progress on here. Have managed to keep busy with going on holidays, spending time with family and working some strange hours. Anyway, I am back with progress... and carpet!
I am really lucky to have a friend who is a carpet layer, so he dropped in yesterday and layed some new 100% wool carpet. I was originally going for a cheaper carpet but I knew that I would be never happy with it. My mate located some really nice 100% wool carpet with a fairly flat pile that came in on budget. Didn't want anything too shaggy. Here is a link to the carpet:http://www.onlinecarpet.com.au/searc...ussex-40oz-106
and here are some pics of the room...
So, a few comments. Firstly, I am really really happy with the way the carpet has been laid. My friend did a great job and I will be forever thankful. The carpet is really nice and in my opinion, gives a clean, streamlined look to the room. It feels really soft underfoot and acoustically, it has certainly settled the room down even more. Not to forget, the underlay and carpet hides very effectively my less than perfect tongue and groove flooring attempt!
I have held off ordering the fabric for my room, and have alternated between aubergine/black, black/tan and bronze/tan. Now that I have the carpet on the ground, I am going with the bronze and brushed gilt (tan) for the walls and black for the ceiling and screen wall. The carpet, whilst it looks very dark on the floor, has real grey / brown undertones and the bronze will tone in really well. So, will order my fabric tonight and hopefully will have it within a couple of weeks. That will give me some time to start installing the fabric track. Here are the colours that I will be using. The Brushed gilt matches perfectly with my recliners, so that gives you an idea of the colour.
Still a lot to do, but with carpet down, I am actually feeling that the light at the end of the tunnel is just a few short weeks away. Looking forward to it!