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...

Living Etc

Living Etc

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.

Sarah Sherman Samuel

Sarah Sherman Samuel

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!

India Mahdavi

India Mahdavi

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.

Atlanta Symphony Decorator Showhouse

Atlanta Symphony Decorator Showhouse

For more velvety goodness, please visit my Va Va Velvet pinboard. 

Warmly, 

Beth