When it comes to superior, high-quality and long-lasting carpets, the name Axminster is, quite simply, a British institution. Based in Devon, with manufacture dating as far back as 1755, the company has enjoyed the patronage of royalty over the centuries – and still does. Today it proudly displays the Royal Warrant on all its marketing material.
Recent high-profile commissions undertaken by Axminster Carpets include the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican and numerous royal households from the reign of King George III onwards. In fact, carpet patterns in use by the company today can be traced back 250 years while traditional looms are still employed in order to maintain consistency of colour and design.
Axminster carpets comprise plain and patterned offerings for every room in the 21st century household. Each individual carpet is produced from ethically sourced wool and carefully woven in line with the company’s heritage and craftsmanship.
The hallway, more than any other room in our homes experiences the most footfall so it makes sense to have a carpet that’s tough as well as good-looking. Neutral tones are the most popular for hall and stair carpets and this Stripe Simply Natural Vogue carpet ticks all three boxes. Produced from hardwearing CABLE-TEC yarn, it also boasts the gentleness and looks of the 100 per cent pure new wool we all come to associate with Axminster quality carpets.
Consider indulging in a bit of a retro vibe with the Mondrian Princetown Collection. The striking columns of bold and subtle stripes with the choice of either a mustard, sky blue or grey tone, would work well in a contemporary-themed sitting room, bedroom or hallway. This carpet manages to be fun and dynamic without being too ostentatious. Hard-wearing enough for a hallway, but we would suggest the 100 per cent new wool pile is probably better appreciated in a sitting room or bedroom.
Regal looking and elegant, the sumptuous Devonia Pillar carpet is available in a choice of 52 plain colours and eight heathers, so there will always be one which fits in with your existing or planned colour scheme. An 80/20 wool mix, spun and dyed in Devon, this is a hard-wearing carpet suitable for areas of heavy footfall. Many of the shades would prove perfect for a shabby chic look.
Experience the rich shades and elaborate curling patterns of Far and Middle Eastern artwork with this brightly coloured 100 per cent pure new wool Tamar Chirvan Carpet. Turkish, Egyptian and Armenian cultures are also evidenced in other choices from the same striking and hard-wearing range. This carpet would work well with classic good quality mahogany or cherry wood furniture.
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A warm toned, cheering carpet which is subtle in its shading yet robust underfoot, Autumn Glow is another 100 per cent fine new wool offering from Axminster, again employing the use of high-quality CABLE-TEC yarn. Suitable for a sitting room, bedroom, hallway or child’s playroom, it’s a floor covering which will give your feet a welcoming hug on cold days.
Please contact our furniture experts in Surrey and Hampshire on 01252 325525 for more information.