Va Va Velvet
Velvet is one of the most luxurious of fabrics, but it’s also cozy and comforting, enveloping you in softness. In chilly winter months, I find few things more cozy than sinking into an overstuffed tradition English sofa. Can someone please bring me a cup of tea? Because I’m not moving...
Of course, velvet needn’t be traditional to be warm and enveloping. These modernist built-in velvet banquettes in Mandy Moore’s Los Angeles home look so inviting to relax with a book or a drink. I just want to sink in.
Funny, though I do tend to think of velvet as the perfect get-cozy fabric for squishy sofas and overstuffed armchairs, I also can’t think of velvet at all anymore without thinking of India Mahdavi’s masterful Sketch Restaurant in London - a virtual shrine to pink velvet. One of the most Instagrammed restaurants in the world, and deservedly so. I doubt I would have used velvet so boldly in a commercial interior, but after seeing Sketch, for the life of me I can’t think of why. It now seems a natural for a big, chic inviting room!
If a sea of velvet seems like too much of a commitment, simply adding in some velvet throw pillows can do a lot to increase both the luxury and the comfort level of a room. I’m loving the addition of pillows in my favorite patterned velvet, Scalamandre’s Leopardo, in this chicly traditional showhouse room.
For more velvety goodness, please visit my Va Va Velvet pinboard.