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Galway Advertiser Thursday 27th J u n e 1974


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The newest theme is cool, cream and natural with names like Marrakesh and Moresque, and carpets made from natural undyed wools. You can match them up in furnishings, as well as fine yarn wail coverings which reflect the same look, but if you have a family who tread in with muddy boots you may prefer something more colourful. There is plenty of colour about but it's skilfully controlled. Garden colours such as green and yellow - which are also incidentally the fashion colours of the moment - bring a touch of summer into the home, and you can 'team up' by using a long pile carpet in green, and spraying cane and wicker chairs in green and yellow to tone. Red is the unusual choice for a bedroom, which is dominated by an enormous four poster bed hung with sheer red wool valances. There is a two tone long pile red carpet to cover not only thefloorsbut one of the walls as well: posters decorate other walls and scarlet Italian free-standing units replace bedside cabinets. If the thought of a scarlet lady bedroom is too much for you, the idea could be copied in another colour. CARPET TILES Carpet tiles are not new, although housewives are really only just beginning to appreciate quite how practical they are: the latest, however, are in long pile wool/and nylon in an 80/20 proportion. When laid, they have the appearance of an ordinary carpet, but you can of course change the colour scheme round if you choose two colours and you always pick them up and relay them if you move home or change your rooms around. A new colour scheme with carpet tiles, chosen for a bathroom, is plum and apricot with cream. The bath is plum and the tiles are apricot and cream. The tiles can easily be cut to shape, and of course, the PVC backing won't rot if they get wet. REMNANTS Carpet pieces are seldom wasted. You can keep them safely to cut in when your carpet gets worn; you can turn them into useful runners, or an even more novel use was shown recently with carpet remnants skilfully cut into shapes made into pictures and framed in a new aluminium do-it-yourself system.
Contrasts in texture make this bedroom interesting. First, the shaggy pure new wool carpet contrasting with the printed wool bedcovers and cushion and the simple modern chair. The colour scheme is cream, grey and white.

At the inauguration of the new C L E . Express Coach Service between Galway and Cork linking the holiday resorts of Galway, Lisdoon varna, Lahinch and Kilkee with Ballybunion, Tralee, Killarney and Cork were (left to right): Mr. J. N . Smithwick, Area Sales Mana ger, C L E . , Galway; M r . Tony A. Smith, Director, Western Regional Develop ment Organisation, Galway;

Mr. Joe Lally, Manager, Ireland West, Arus Failte, Galway; Mr. Eddie O'Conn or, Area Manager, C L E . , Galway; Councillor Paddy O'Flaherty, Mayor of Galway Liam Tierney, Area Road Passenger Manager, C L E . , Galway; and Mr. P. J. Watters, Town Clerk Galway. In the background is driver Dick Lyons. T h e new service begins on 1st July and continues each weekday until 31st August.

A games room for all ages with Victorian and modern games in a garden like setting with luxury long-pile grass green carpet by Bremworth in New Zealand Wool. The cane and wicker furniture, specially sprayed in yellows and greens, blends perfectly with the 'garden' setting.


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SHAGGY PILES NEW COLOURS-AND PATTERNS As furniture becomes ever lower, the focus in modern furnishings is definitely on the floor! In fact, in many cases, it has actually reachedfloorlevel in the form of blocks of foam or jumbo filled feather cushions for seating purposes. All this means thatfloorsand flooring have to be more exciting than ever before. And ideal to meet this challenge are the new shaggy wool pile carpets: they have been around for some time, but are only now beginning to 'catch on' in a big way. As skirts get shorter piles get longer and anyone who has tried sitting on a harsh cord carpet, may at least agree that the two trends are Everyone loves shaggy carpets, they look and feel luxurious, as pure new wool always does. There's a feeling of spaciousness too about this not entirely disconnected. At any rate, shag pile carpet openplan living/dining room leading to the kitchen. The upholstery and sales have trebled in the past two curtaining is off-white with bright emerald squares, giving a 3D effect. years and at the moment, for those looking for a plain colour, "Brown is very much IN". Shaggy pile carpets come in a wide choice of effects averaging from one inch to two inches. In some carpets the tufts have a silky sheen which contrasts Onefirmhas a plain cut-Wilton effectively with the duller fluffier in 80/20 wool/nylon. These are top, creating a rippling texture. based on traditional Persian carpet as well as a matching hard twist so that you use one for the Pattern is also making a big designs and the colouring is a. come-back in furnishing schemes, warm soft fawn with variations. living room, and the other for and most particularly in flooring Incidentally the natural brown hall, stairs and landing. sometimes matched to pattern and beige shades of the undyed for the walls and for the windows. wool used in Berber Moroccan Traditionally, Axminsters and carpets are highly fashionable at Carpet is admittedly an item of Wiltons come in beautiful the moment and noticeably influencing the colouring of patterns and colours, but at the carpet patterns. These colours major expense in the home, but moment there is more than a hint are easy to live with, and you can with a 20 year-guarantee on this of Eastern influence, and one firm always add brighter shades for range, few people will complain that they haven't had fair wear has just created a new Afghan easy-to-change accessories. and tear for their money. range of top quality Axminsters

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