If you live long enough, most things of the past become hip again, or should we say groovy again? This carpeted conversation pit is a perfect example of a feature homeowners ripped out just a few years ago for being hopelessly outdated, but which now looks stylish. This trend will likely make the carpet industry very happy but the furniture industry not so much. If you are going to use carpeting, make sure it's something less toxic like Mohawk's corn-based SmartStrand.
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