We truly believe this is possible, even though we are having to work with the fourth 'C', which is of course: Cramped Conditions.
The only way to achieve what we want is to think laterally. In the spirit of broadening my thinking, I ordered some Jute, Sisal, Seagrass and Coir carpet samples, as I think they are a much better option than the standard carpeting. These are some of the samples I ordered:
The only problem of course is that, I need 16m2 of carpet and the one I am particularly keen on costs £25.83 per m2 excluding VAT. The seagrass is £11.67 per m2 excl VAT. I might just have to live with the seagrass. I think John would have an absolute heart-attack if I bought the sisal. Well, I suppose, at least the seagrass is somewhat appropriate!