What an absolute architectural and design treasure the Cotton House Hotel is! Here is an excerpt from their description (they wrote it beautifully so why reinvent the wheel?):
“The Cotton House Hotel stands imposingly on the site of the former headquarters of the Cotton Textile Foundation, an emblematic 19th-century building in the neoclassical style which is a landmark in the city of Barcelona. Built on the orders of a family of the Catalan bourgeoisie when the textile industry was at its height, it was sold in the middle of the 20th Century to the Cotton Producers Guild which established its headquarters there with the aim of housing the highest possible number of cotton-producing bodies and services: the idea was to create a genuine Cotton House Hotel…. At the initiative of a group of hotel promoters in Barcelona, the building commenced an intense refurbishment process which culminated in January 2015 to give the beautiful Cotton House Hotel. The original elements of the building have been conserved, such as the imposing marble staircase, delicate parquet and boiserie embellishing ceilings, floors and walls in some of the rooms. Also the famous spiral staircase built in 1957, the main feature of which is that it is not supported on the floor below, but is suspended from the metal frame of the upper floor, to give a light and airy aspect.”
In my house, I have been thinking about putting a rug back in the living room. I had one that my dog destroyed, but she’s been better about house training in the other rooms, so I thought I’d try this inexpensive one and see how she does. If I get a “real” one, it will be larger, but along these lines. What do you guys think – can you picture it larger and maybe with a lighter color border?
Speaking of rugs, here are some antique oushaks I’m looking at for a client. OKL is a great source of them (here):