RT, thanks for those links. I called on the one from door hardware.com It was priced at $680 !!!
As a frequent reader of this thread, you all know what the chances are of me getting THAT! So the search continues...
My wife got some letters cut out of foam core and painted them gold to give us an idea of where we're headed and to evaluate letter size. Looks pretty sharp already, and it excites me for the final letters!
I also got by the carpet store and brought a sample home. I love it! However, I think "bark" may be a little lighter than I wanted. This sample is "caviar" and I think works better in our room.
Brad, I did ask about a border, and he said that since this carpet is woven, that seams are expensive and a boarder would have a huge effect on price. With hardwood in the rear, and the boldness of the pattern, I don't think the boarder would be worth the premium.
All these items need to happen in order. Concrete counters first. Then hardwood, then carpet. So, my wallet and my schedule will be full this winter. Hope to have all of this accomplished by Spring.