Crushing on Velvet

Crushing on Velvet

Just what is it about velvet that makes it so appealing?!  Maybe it’s the rich colors, the luxurious feel, the sumptuous look, or all of the above and then some! Velvet has been around for thousands of years but its allure has not faded! This opulent fabric was once reserved for royalty but thanks to modern manufacturing methods; we can all use it to upgrade our interiors.

Velvet can be made from a wide variety of fibers ranging from silks to synthetic blends to cottons. Silk velvet has a beautiful drape and an undeniable shimmer! Cotton velvet is sumptuous and durable and has a softer sheen to it. Synthetic fibers can mimic just about any velvety look!

These shimmery seating pieces are gorgeous and entice you to sit in them!


(Century Furniture, High Point Market)

 The rich jewel tones of these velvet furniture pieces just enhance the overall look and feel!


(Century Furniture, High Point Market)

The cool, crushed velvet chairs in this dining room elevate this room to a whole new level!


(By Design Interiors)

If you are feeling bold, you can luxuriate in an elegant velvet sofa with animal print accents!


(Century Furniture, High Point Market)

This cozy velvet living room sectional and ottoman are so inviting!


(By Design Interiors)

If you love the look but want to bring it in on a smaller scale, you can layer your interior space with velvet pillows or ottomans!


(Lillian August, Century Furniture - High Point Market)

Even this handsome guy knows he is being upstaged by those magnificant purple ottomans!


(By Design Interiors)

It is really amazing to go through our velvet fabric books in the studio and see all the different patterned velvet options! There is everything from geometrics to stripes to snakeskin velvets! Sensual lines and textures combined with contrasting surfaces really help to achieve visual luxury!



Velvets can be used no matter what your style preference, this modern hounds tooth velvet or the large scale Greek key pattern can add sophistication and a contemporary feel to a room!

For a more traditional look, you could use a velvet damask or a quilted velvet.


Velvet - so many choices, so luxurious!

Happy Designing – By Design Interiors




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