Velvets are all the rage, and yet our love affair with this textile began generations ago.
Velvet is dense and rich, versatile and stylish. I am overwhelmed with the amazing selections available in furniture, homewares and textiles. Interior ‘trends’ can last decades if executed well. The latest version of the velvet ‘trend’ has embraced rich jewel tones, not shying away from a real design punch. Deep ocean toned velvets are flooding the market and the options are available from upholstery to curtains.
Velvet creates a warmth you can’t get from a cold leather sofa. Reupholster your existing furniture in velvet for a trendy and comfortable spot you never want to leave. For example - a classic chesterfield sofa upholstered in a patterned velvet will make a design classic bang up to date with today. Statement armchairs in bold hues are a great way to introduce this fabric and feather filled cushions enhance the sumptuous effect.
Transition your bedding for the cooler months by layering a luxurious coverlet over your duvet and plush euros to add panache and cosiness. This season I have been delighted to see a departure from greys to chocolate browns in bedding which is comforting and warm. Florals are here to stay but this season they are dark and handsome a good balance between feminine and masculine for the bedroom.
Velvet fabric is alluring and sexy. It’s a fabric that translates well into both transitional décor and modern style. With a large variety of velvets available to the consumer, you can find the perfect option to suit your style personality. Although the phrase ‘trend’ can be intimidating, interior trends can last the test of time if done in a classic and chic way. I believe velvet has the sticking power to over-come trend status and will be here for years to come.