I've also been checking out some carpets. The two front runners at this stage are Santorini Silver Cloud (lighter of the two) and Ravine Pewter. They are both loop carpets, 100% wool and the Santorini is quite an open weave so it is really soft.
Here is an up close shot of the Santorini, isn't she gorgeous?! I'm so excited!!! At this stage I'm thinking this in the Lounge and to have the stairs and upstairs bedrooms in the Ravine.