Thursday, 26 February 2009

From a Different Point of View

Shall we get straight to the point? Ok, here it is. I am old fashioned and I LOVE carpets, especially in the bedroom. They may not be the most trendy flooring option, but they're warm, soft and let's face it, UK is not a warm country so we need all the heat & dryness we can get!

I was recently introduced to this great new website Fun on the Floor, which has lots of inspiring ideas for carpet flooring, covering a wide range of looks in their lookbook, whether it's a boudoir or a minimalist style you love.

An idea or DIY your old chest of draws? How yummy is that shade of yellow!

Are you thinking about taking an office carbinet home? ;)

I love how these images focus on the floor so you can get a feel how different colours would work

there's plenty of inspiration for decoration ideas too, what a great idea to use an antique chest as a coffe table! Now I just need to find that $5 chest from a flee market, any suggestions? ;)

I don't usually post kids related things but how fun is this room!


This is my favorite room, I just love the vintage feel and books on the floor? I do that already :)

So what's your view on carpet? Just in the bedroom, living room or none at all? I'd love to hear what you think :) xx

(images Fun on the Floor)

50 comments:

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

That chest of draws is absolutely gorgeous, darling! I'm loving yellow lately. Yesteday I posted about a beautiful yellow outfit.
xoxo

ZORI said...

Lovely ideas, yellow is the best, of course. I'd love to have one like this in my house.

Helen said...

That yellow chest of drawers is from Ikea! I was drooling over it in there the other day, I love it.

thecreme said...

I totally have the carpet dilemma. I grew up in a house with lovely pale carpets and they were so soft, and I loooove lying on the ground watching TV or just hanging out with family, but I love the way wooden floors look so much better. It's a tough call, however those photos you posted are really enticing, perhaps carpet will make a comeback??

captivateme said...

I've been lusting after that Ikea chest of drawers but it's been hard finding a good place for that bright of a yellow in our home...then again...there's always remodeling.. :-)

Dionne said...

I grew up in a home with no carpets, so having carpets was foreign to me. Then when I moved out, the apartment I moved into was pretty much all carpet - but it was a yucky carpet, so it turned me even more against carpet. But my husband, on the other hand, LOVES carpet. He loves the idea of being able to lie on the floor (so we have a strict shoes-off policy in our home). The place that we are renting now has carpet a LOT nicer than my other place, so it's growing on me. I think when we get our own place it will have a mix. A few common living spaces with carpet, a few with hardwood floors.

I LOVE rugs with pretty designs, and I love them on hardwood floors.

Girl Japan said...

I am fond of hard floors, do you fancy shag carpets? I dig the yellow chest as well..

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I love carpet! Unfortunately my top floor is already carpeted and top of my wish list is to replace it with beautiful wood flooring...so I can cover it with lots of fab carpets.

p.s. LOVE that yellow chest!

coco said...

I love that yellow chest. I get so many great ideas from your blog.

Kastina said...

Where did you find all these? The Interior Design Jackpot?...yes, I think so...now where is ths?!?!

ps. Thank you for your commet!

amy b.s. said...

we have carpet (old, disgusting carpet) just in our living room. it's the only main floor room we haven't redone and after doing the rest of the rooms in hardwood, i've decided to keep the living room carpeted. it just seems inviting to my feet after stepping out of bed onto my cold hardwood floor! now, i just need to actually get around to replacing it!

Couture Carrie said...

What gorgeous spaces! I especially love the childrens' room!

xoxox,
CC

Lynne said...

I think that yellow cabinet is from IKEA too. I like carpet in the bedrooms. I have just put in wooden floors in my living room and hallways - the first time I have ever had them - but they are really easy to look after. I always hated hoovering. But carpets in the bedroom - definitely.

aubrey said...

carpets make your feet feel warm:)

jilliandanica said...

i'm loving that yellow chest!

Julia said...

I'm all for carpet! I love the lighter colors because it helps reflect the light--also, you can add any color you desire :)

MizzJ said...

What neat rooms! That kids room is so cool, it looks like a Crayola forest :) I too love the idea of an antique chest, how come they don't make luxuriously detailed items like that anymore?

Mimi said...

The first pic. is so perfect!

Also the powder blue bedroom is amazing, that's how I would love to have my guest room!

xo

Hanako66 said...

thank you for sharing these...lovely inspiration! I have been eyeing that yellow trollsta sideboard from ikea for awhile now...the yellow is so perfect!

paula said...

these all look so yummy.I love hardwoods in the main living areas, but we do have carpet in all the bedrooms. I would love wall to wall sisal though, mainly because it is so hot here.

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

carpet is one of those things that i love to hate. but now that i have it in my place, i can't help but adore the cozy vibe it creates.

a cat of impossible colour said...

I'm like you - I love carpets in the bathroom! Makes it more luxurious, I think.

I have ALWAYS wanted an antique filing cabinet. Found one the other day, but it was eaten to bits by borer beetles and came apart in my hand. :( The search continues!

We used to use a chest as a coffee table, but when we moved it became too small for the room ... now it's a bedside table. My dream is to acquire another table so that the chest can move to the foot of the bed and become a linen chest!

Wow, long comment, sorry. Love your blog! :)

A xx

C´est la vie said...

Oh how glad am I that you found me? I really like your blog and I think I never have read anyone in UK.

I have a good friend in Luton, and I also have a friend from Luton living in Stockholm now.

About carpets. In Sweden we usually don´t like it. But... I have a dream of one, since I saw a lovely one at the Casa Cor event/fair a few years ago in Stockholm. It was a lovely brown color and I can´t find it anywhere.
I really love your photos of carpets, and I agree to the last photo. We live in an old big house with only floors of wood, but I would love to have a beige one in my bedroom.
Is it true you have it in bathrooms? I stayed in a B&B once and they had a blue one in the bathroom. That is really crazy for us in Sweden I think :)

Keep in touch!
Lina

Rachel said...

I am not a carpet person at all, but these pictures have me reconsidering. Of course, I grew up with wood floors, so that's my golden standard. Wood floors and throw rugs.

zoe. said...

i love the yellow chest of drawers!

Vivi said...

I am conflicted about carpets...they're too hard too clean cos I shed like crazy. So I compromise by having lotsa pretty rugs everywhere, as well as large pillow seats and cushions :D

Brunch at Saks said...

I love to have hardwood in the living/ family room areas, and then carpet in the bedrooms. I had hardwoods in my old bedroom and it always felt so cold! But they are lovely in other areas of the house.
:)

Erika said...

These pictures are grogeous - so is your blog. Yes, exchanging links sounds wonderful. I've already added Luphia loves... to my link area. :)

Foley said...

I just discovered your blog and it's full of so great photos and inspirations! Thank you for all that :)

The Clothes Horse said...

This makes me miss Bravo's Top Design show.

drollgirl said...

i like hardwood floors. i have kitties, and they just mutilate any kind of carpet, and that gets essssspensive!

Laroux said...

That kids room is so cool, it makes me want to revert to childhood!

x

Marie said...

Hi Tina-
Thanks for leaving me a comment. Your blog is c'est magnifique. I luv your style and the photos you post. I checked out your designs and you are one talented young lady! I'm definitely adding your blog to my "j'adore list."
-marie @ mariesmarche

♥ fashion chalet said...

I'd love to hire you as my personal interior decorater what do you say? haha =]

and thanks for the compliments, love! xx

carolyn said...

thanks for the sweet comment! And yes I love carpet in most rooms of the house. Argh your pictures are making me itch to make my room more aesthetically pleasing...i happen to know of an old chest of drawers that could use a fresh coat of paint ;)...

Flashes of Style said...

I love these rooms so much! Such pretty designs.

essence said...

Lovely and great ideas, so inspiring!

x

michelle said...

I love carpet, to me it's more comfortable! I tend to take naps on the floor (no idea why), so wood flooring isn't much fun for me xD

dolcechic said...

I love these pics! I typically don't like carpet. I'm much more of a hardwood floor, or stained concrete type of person....BUT these photos could change my mind :)

S.Elisabeth said...

i love carpet. i want it all over my house (well maybe not the kitchen.) hardwood floors are nice, but nothing feels as nice as pulling off your shoes and treading barefoot across a soft carpet. plus tile is SO cold in the morning.
PS-uhh i still have another year of high school and then college before i even think of the real world.

Elizabeth Marie said...

I do books on the floor too :)

I would live happily in any of these rooms! xo

Mademoisselle Chic said...

i love all those rooms! I have to have carpet in all the bedrooms. I grew up like that, I'm so used to it now. The negative part of having carpet is that it gets super dirty really quickly!

Trixy Tran said...

Those spaces look so calm and relaxing. I'd love for my room to look like one of those!

{michelle} said...

Wow that leavy bed is awesome, if you were a kid you'd have the coolest bed around!

OLIVEAUX said...

Beautiful rooms! I love wooden flooring and then add big floor rugs (but it is hot here). Amanda x

Jessica said...

thanks dear! I am lovin this post - i've always had a soft spot for interior design - i'm completely smitten by that yellow dresser. so amazing.

Divinity Avenue said...

My whole apartment is carpet (well, besides the kitchen. That would be weird). I think carpet is more common in colder climates, and since I've only ever lived in cold climates, it's kind of all I know. It keeps my feets warm.

I adore interior design. These interiors are lovely indeed. And that play set!

Opé - Style Artist said...

I love that kids room!
Nice blog Luphia.
;-)

Courtney said...

I love the yellow IKEA chest of drawers! As for the carpet question-- I grew up with carpet in our home, then when I was 18 my parents moved to a new place with wood floors almost everywhere (including the bedrooms,) and I quickly fell in love. I do see where carpet is perhaps cozier underfoot (although rugs help tremendously on wood floors,) but, given my choice, I would still prefer wood floors over wall to wall. That said there are some lovely carpets out there should I ever change my mind.

Connie Hsiu said...

oh no, this isnt good! im still fixing up my place, and everything on this post looks wonderful. im so indeciscive when it comes to my furniture, these all look wonderful!

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