Celia Rufey answers your tricky carpet questions
Which patterned carpet will complement our furniture? I have a room furnished with antiques. Can you suggest carpets with small patterns?
Trellis-patterned carpet was popular in living rooms in the 1840s and has a track record of working with antique furniture. Good ones to try are: Castillion (below), which comes in 20 colours and costs £41.50sq m, from Victoria Carpets; Regina Trellis, in 12 colours, £67.50sq m, from Brintons; and Designers’ Choice Trellis, nine colours, £73sq m, from Blenheim Carpets. Stark Carpet has many designs in its Brussels weave; choose from Aniston, in three colourways, and Danbury, in nine, all costing £114sq m.