San Antonio decorator Gwynn Griffin cosies up by covering her armchairs with sheepskin throws.
“I pull the furniture closer to the fireplace and pull out footstools.” The second-generation Irish designer uses books to create room dividers to break up open-plan spaces. She also takes off her shoes when she comes home and wears slippers around the house, something Irish homeowners have also picked up on, says Sean McBride of Dún Laoghaire based flooring company For Floors. There’s been a major swing back towards the texture that carpets and rugs bring, he says. “Wood floorboards look contemporary and offer clean lines but homeowners, especially over the past two winters, have realised that our climate is better suited to carpets or rugs.”
Irish Times Magazine - September 17, 2011
100% Belouch Rugs
For Floors (01-2804545 forfloors.ie) at 114 Lower George’s Street in Dún Laoghaire, has hand-knotted, 100 per cent wool Belouch rugs, made by tribes people on the Afghan/Pakistan border, reduced to less than half price. The design measures approximately 1m by 1.65m and is now less than half price, reduced from 398 euros to 150 euros.
Irish Times - Thursday May 19th, 2011
FOR FLOORS (01-2804545) at 114 Lower George’s Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, is offering free consultations with Angela Connolly of Conbu Interior Design on how to work carpets and rugs into the modern home.
It's one of the easiest ways to warm up your home for winter.
And if you like what you hear it's good to know that there is 50 per cent off hand-knotted Nepalese wool rugs. A rug measuring six foot by four foot is reduced from €790 to €395. A wool-mix heavy-duty twist pile carpet, originally €39.95 per sq yd (€47.80 per sq m) has been reduced to €27.95 per sq yd (€33.50 per sq m). This hard-wearing design is available in 20 contemporary colours. These offers end Nov. 24th.
Irish Times Property Section - November, 2011
FOR FLOORS has a smart striped runner, perfect for enhancing the look of your stairs
FOR FLOORS (01-2804545) at 114 Lower George’s Street, Dún Laoghaire, has a smart striped runner, perfect for enhancing the look of your stairs, in chocolate fudge, reduced 35 per cent from €275 per sq m to €180 per sq m. Underlay and fitting costs a further €15 per sq m.
Also reduced is a striped rug called Humbug. It comes in five different sizes, ranging from 50cm by 90cm to 2.5metres by 0.80metres. The small rug was €200 and is now selling for €155. The large sized rug was €250 and now costs €180.
Irish Times Property Section - Thursday, September 22, 2011