The one where I impulse-buy a stripey carpet

Having a job that involves looking at beautiful houses with amazing interiors every day turns a person into the most annoying kind of decorator. The kind who spends hours boring their friends with their hunt for the perfect shade of grey paint. The kind who blogs and tweets about grand plans for their living room wall / bathroom / bedroom and does naff all about it. The kind who takes months, nay years, to choose anything.

In short, I am not an impulse buyer.  Never have been. So why, this Sunday, did I walk into a shop, pick out and pay for a carpet for my hallway in TEN MINUTES FLAT?

And not only that. Oh no, dear reader. Said carpet is bloody well STRIPEY!!!

{Crucial Trading}

It’s not even the one in the picture from a reputable supplier, but a random remnant my local carpet shop (down a grubby side road in Penge) found somewhere in Belgium.

I mean, Belgium…?

I think I need to go and have a lie down while you tell me if I’ve made a horrid mistake. Tell it to me straight… I deserve it.

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  1. says

    Love love love stripey carpets in hallways and on stairs (have long had a thing for Roger Oates stripes and one day, when I ‘grow up’, I tend to have some myself). So I’d say well done on this. Circulation spaces can look a bit dull, and putting a stripe in your hallway is a great way of introducing pattern that you don’t have to look at ALL the time. Super cool choice!

  2. Mandy says

    I, too, dither and dither and have all the Grand Ideas 0 which stay in my head for years . . .. but when you buy like this, it’s a
    you KNOW it’s Just Right.

    Looking forward to the pix.

  3. says

    I’d like to reassure you that you did the right thing, but I had a smiliar experience a few months ago. I bought a red multi-striped carpet thinking that it would be a bold splash of colour in our neutral minimalist white house. The truth is when it arrived I realised that it was completely the wrong style for our house and just ruined everything we had been trying to achieve. It was also expensive, so for now at least we are just having to live with it!

    But on the plus side everyone that visits us absolutely loves it and comments on how nice it is!


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