Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Finishing Touches

We took possession of our Benson Tower Condo on July 18th. Well, we finally got our custom sectional manufactured, delivered and in place - as well as a fine new Turkish tribal carpet to go with it to further define the space. The sectional is quite neutral, so the carpet becomes an important accent piece. We looked long and hard for this particular piece, sorting through about a hundred carpets at five different storefronts. We purchased our new carpet from Nuri at Turkish Imports on NW 23rd Ave. I've posted before about the sectional, I'm pleased to say that it met all of our expectations, and the down stuffed-cusions are sweet. We had an "art hanger" come and hang all of our pictures in a single pass. He also installed our curtain rods into the cement ceiling of the bedroom. Owners void the window warranty by attaching to the window frames. You can bet that was a real challenge for the wood-fabric window coverings in the living/dining space. We also stumbled on this really fine and colorful handmade bedspread from India at Cargo in The Pearl (pictured below). The level of detail on this piece of legitimate folk-art is astounding. It was the only piece like it on the shelves, and we consider it a real addition to our extensive textile collection.