Fun On The Floor: Bringing Carpet Back

Fun On The Floor: Bringing Carpet Back

Laure Joliet
Mar 13, 2009

"In case you haven't heard, wall to wall carpet is back in fashion" or so says Danielle Proud, the brit designer behind the Fun On The Floor carpet house in the UK. We thought we saw this coming and we keep hearing about it, but now we get to see it. Fun on the Floor is a carpet company in the Uk that is determined to bring it back. Their aim is to showcase how modern and fun carpet can be and have covered a 5 story Georgian home to prove it. Covering walls, moose heads, vanity tables and beds in carpet might be a little much, but we admit overall the house feels cozy and inviting without conjuring images of gramma's house:

Overall the downstairs with its crocheted stairunner and carpeted striped walls are fun and over the top in the way you'd expect in an idea house. We could skip the carpet covered moose heads, but that's just us. The living room is open and airy and looks soft, warm and very up to date.

In the bedroom we like what they did with the pinwheel effect of different carpet colors but, again, covering the vanity in carpet was one step too far. And finally that red patterned room is way too much for us to take. It's just...too much.

Sorry for some of the crummy pictures, there isn't a gallery to view the inside of the home only a 360 tour or video. See both of them on the fun on the floor website (which come to think of it, kind of sounds like something else, no?).

And a bit intrigued by this gutsy host, we looked into it and found that Danielle Proud grew up in the states with an American mother who was obsessed with the midwest craft aesthetic of the 70's and 80's and has been bringing that to her design work in the UK. So we can give her some credit, she's got good roots. Her site House Proud shows people how to DIY modern craft projects.

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