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Victorian looking carpet
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We bought carpet for 2 rooms of our 1895 Queen Ann. We've refinished all of the floors, but would like to carpet the music room and foyer and 2 or 3 bedrooms and the back staircase and upstairs…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles J Mar 18, 2013.

 

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Mar 26, 2013
Charles J replied to Carl and Diane Bowdoin's discussion Victorian looking carpet
"Thank you for your kind comments. We have a warehouse full of fabrics, so if you don't see something that works for you or have another color in mind, contact me. I'd be happy to send you photos if we have something in stock more to your…"
Mar 18, 2013
Charles J replied to Carl and Diane Bowdoin's discussion Victorian looking carpet
"Thank you. Glad you liked them."
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Jan 19, 2013
alethea Crowe replied to Carl and Diane Bowdoin's discussion Victorian looking carpet
"Wow those fabrics are really elegant! Good links so far!"
Jan 3, 2013
Carl and Diane Bowdoin replied to Carl and Diane Bowdoin's discussion Victorian looking carpet
"Wow! Love the fabrics, and the picture of your house! We just had the Parlor wallpapered this week and now need to look through your fabrics for draperies. Thank you for sharing your websites. "
Dec 8, 2012
Charles J replied to Carl and Diane Bowdoin's discussion Victorian looking carpet
"Hi Diane and Carl - We are restoring an 1880 Victorian and happen to be interior decorators with access to all of the trade only showrooms. We offer huge discounts on period appropriate wallpapers, fabrics and trims plus we offer fellow old house…"
Dec 5, 2012
Carl and Diane Bowdoin replied to Carl and Diane Bowdoin's discussion Victorian looking carpet
"Thanks for the information. We are about a 3 hour drive away and won't be able to come tomorrow, but we will look at the website for a possible future trip. We are definitely living in the house, not looking for expensive collections. We strive…"
Dec 4, 2012
Richard Pryor replied to Carl and Diane Bowdoin's discussion Victorian looking carpet
"If you're interested in oriental carpets, also check local auction houses.  There's one in Cleveland ( http://www.graysauctioneers.com/) which does estate sales on a regular basis, and I've scored more than a few carpets there…"
Dec 4, 2012
Carl and Diane Bowdoin replied to Carl and Diane Bowdoin's discussion Victorian looking carpet
"Thank you! I'm looking forward to checking out these products. I also just bought some beautiful reproduction Victorian furniture on Craig's list for an unbelievably low price - the kind I've wanted for 28 years!"
Sep 16, 2012
KenK replied to Carl and Diane Bowdoin's discussion Victorian looking carpet
"Cool links Cate! And I never even thought about carpet!   Cheers, Ken"
Sep 16, 2012
Cate replied to Carl and Diane Bowdoin's discussion Victorian looking carpet
"Forgot to add, J.R. Burrows also makes reproduction Victorian carpets. No idea of the price. http://www.burrows.com As for Victorian wallpaper, my favorite source is Carter & Company, which is hand screen printed and fairly reasonable…"
Sep 15, 2012
Cate replied to Carl and Diane Bowdoin's discussion Victorian looking carpet
"Family Heirloom Weavers of Red Lion, Pa., makes mid-19th-century-style carpet in the old way on the old jacquard looms. You can see examples here: http://www.familyheirloomweavers.com/floor_top.html and on two blog posts at…"
Sep 15, 2012
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Victorian looking carpet

We bought carpet for 2 rooms of our 1895 Queen Ann. We've refinished all of the floors, but would like to carpet the music room and foyer and 2 or 3 bedrooms and the back staircase and upstairs hallway. The carpet is manufactured by Millikin. It is beautiful and looks Victorian, but it is pricey. Does anyone have experience with actually going to the Dalton, Georgia factories to buy and transport the carpet for yourself? Quite a number of years ago, I heard that one could save a lot of money by…See More
Aug 21, 2012

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Married, four grown children six grand kids, restoring 1895 Queen Anne.
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
Loving old houses and antiques has been our life long passion. We began with furnishing our ranch style homes (wherever we lived), with antiques in the hopes of finding the "right" old house some day. We found a beautiful 1895 Queen Ann with a spiral, oak staircase in the foyer. Both the first and second floor hallways are in the shape of a pentagon with a door on each wall leading to a different room. The 2nd floor also has an "L" shaped hallway and a front and back landing for the two staircases. We have a beautiful room on the second floor that serves as our laundry room, sewing room, and closet, it is 16'X20' after we finished it off with drywall and carpet. This room is attached to one of the bedrooms, yet it had remained unfinished like an attic space for 100 years! We began our renovation with removal of all the carpet, every ceiling had been dropped, and every wall covered in panelling. One of the bedrooms had appliance hook-ups for a "Mother-in-law" efficiency apartment. It took 4, 30 yard dumpsters for the interior demolition and the removal of the asphalt siding on the exterior. The interior renovation is almost complete, including an amazing kitchen, (which has an indoor root cellar). We also have a detached garage and workshop, an in-ground pool, and 2 lots.

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