So, I went to Cork at the end of January and collected the rug. It was packed into an impressively small parcel:
I was able to transport it to Dublin by train with the aid of my sister’s suitcase:
I have to say that it looks pretty impressive now that it is installed:
The children and the cat absolutely and unreservedly love it and spend a lot of time digging their toes/claws into it.
I love it too. However, it brings to crisis point our need for new curtains, sofa and armchairs. When we moved into the house in 2013, we kept the faded pink regency stripe curtains and the orange chintz furniture as a stop gap measure. Already the existing colour combination was exciting but the addition of the rug has tipped us over the edge. You may not have fully appreciated this from the last photo. Have a look at this photo which still doesn’t do justice to the real thing:
It’s even more thrilling when the curtains are closed. I think the sofa will have to be first to go – at least the curtains aren’t uncomfortable.
More home decorating news as we get it.
The turn of phrase that comes to mind is “busier than a kicked-over anthill.”
That is superb and previously unknown to me.