Wilton Tees Off with Tartan at Huddersfield

A BESPOKE tartan carpet made by WILTON CARPETS in modern shades of grey and burgundy now adorns the floor of Centenary Hall, the main function room within Fixby Hall, home of Huddersfield Golf Club.

As part of an ongoing refurbishment of the club’s facilities that has included shower rooms, the Yorkshire Bar, Fixby Room, conservatory and entrance, interior designer and house committee member, Joan Webb of JW Design, Huddersfield, has breathed new life into the club’s main function room and wedding venue:

'We wanted to create a lovely room for members’ functions that would also prove attractive as a wedding venue,' says Joan, 'I knew that a classic tartan design for the carpet would complement Fixby Hall’s historic interior, but I chose a modern palette, teaming this with the silk-effect wallpaper and deep padded pelmets and curtains.'

Working carefully to ensure the new carpet balanced with existing colours in the hall and the decoration schemes of adjacent rooms, Joan Webb turned to Wilton Carpets for the first time, having been made aware of the Wiltshire-based manufacturer’s reported ability to weave carpets in a spike-resistant quality.

Through an 11-row woven axminster construction, Wilton Carpets says it was able to meet the club’s need for a spike-resistant carpet in a British wool-rich make-up, reportedly suitable for withstanding the demands of a busy function space. Along with a quality that’s said to be durable and easy to maintain, the carpet’s tartan pattern reportedly helps to disguise dirt between cleans. Some 150sq m of carpet for the 120-capacity room was woven by Wilton Carpets at its Wiltshire production site.

'Creating the custom design was a simple and quick process and working with Wilton Carpets was a pleasure from start to finish,' concludes Joan.

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