Final Carpet Installation

Today we had the last of the carpet installed on the stairs, hallways and landings.

IMG_9028And also in the creepy top floor cupboard. View 1, before.

IMG_9030And View 2.

 

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This is why it’s known as the creepy top floor cupboard. Remember how it looked a couple of years ago? Complete with the old header tank, lead pipes, gas light fitting, woodworm, cobwebs, 1920s newspapers, collapsing ceiling and that little hole into the roof I lost the cats in?

IMG_9066Just look at it now! It could almost be another bedroom, or a least a box room (as tiny bedrooms are called in this country) for our steam trunks, portmanteaux and the like. We use it for general storage, which actually does include our suitcases.

IMG_9069It was a bit dark when I took these but you get the idea.

 

IMG_9031Top floor landing, View 1.

IMG_9207After.

 

IMG_9034Top floor landing, View 2.

IMG_9209After.

IMG_9208Reading corner on the landing.

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Heading down the top flight of stairs.

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You get the idea.

 

IMG_9039Looking back up again.

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IMG_9043First floor landing and hallway looking in the direction of the servants landing and maid’s bedroom beyond.

IMG_9198And now.

IMG_9046View from the servants landing.

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IMG_9050Back towards the main staircase.

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IMG_9041View from Bedroom 1.

IMG_9202The closest I got to a matching picture.

IMG_9051View from my study.

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You may recall that I painted this flight of stairs last year.

 

IMG_9185It was always going to be a temporary measure but I had planned to have a runner fitted to this flight so that all my efforts painting the stairs wouldn’t go to waste.

IMG_9188A word of advice though, don’t plan to fit a carpet runner on stairs that go around corners.

IMG_9187It is possible but the geometry of it was doing the fitters’ heads in. Mine too. It was impossible to get the runner looking even, particularly when there are also asymmetrical sides to the staircase (in this case the wall on one side and the newel post on the other).

IMG_9211Looks great though, even without the runner.

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IMG_9233Inspection crew. It is no coincidence that the carpet is the same colour as the cats’ fur – the lighter carpet in the bedroom tends to get a “grey sheen” on it when it’s time to vacuum…

IMG_9238Pile depth tester.

IMG_9223Heading up.

IMG_9228Oliver not quite sure.

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And so on.

IMG_9244Ruby checking her lookout isn’t osbcured, in fact she should be half an inch higher now.

All we need now are some blinds for the dining room and the entire interior will be complete!

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9 thoughts on “Final Carpet Installation

  1. wot I said:
    the “reading corner on the landing”? it looked to me like a perfect possie for the Carpet Depth Tester and The Inspection Crew to rest between their various projects.
    All divine you clever things, I am so happy for you.

  2. Hello! We’re about to embark on our own Edwardian house renovation (never done anything to a home before so fairly daunting), this blog has been an amazing inspiration! Stair/landing carpet looks great, could you tell me the brand and colour please? Many thanks and hope you’re enjoying your gorgeous home!

    • Hi Hayley – thanks for your message! The stair carpet is by Cormar Carpets and the grey colour on the stairs is called Tundra. It’s an 80% wool carpet but Cormar does other types too. Good luck with your renovation! You should definitely start a blog about it.

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