Via Elle Decor
When it comes to fabrics, if mohair is a summer fling, velvet would be our one true love. Composed of silk fibers woven together on a special loom, velvet first made waves in the 14th century when it was made by hand. Fast-forward 700 years, and it’s still one of the most sought-after and versatile materials, one that works from palaces to apartments, churches to bars.
So what is it about velvet that has helped it withstand the test of time? Well, for starters, its soft and shiny finish adds both comfort and style to any space. And it’s also a sure fire way to make a bold and beautiful statement. From jewel-tone sofas to blush bar stools, scroll through for our favorite uses of velvet!
Emerald is the color we’re currently coveting. And when it’s done in velvet? Well, then it’s match made in design heaven.
What’s better than blue suede shoes? A blue velvet bed. Oh, and a Scandinavian-style sette isn’t bad either.
Mixed with soft neutrals, yellow velvet feels both traditional and bold all at once. We’re loving the contrast of the bright yellow sofa with the black matte fireplace in the photo on the right.
Whether it’s inside a French chateau or a downtown apartment, there’s something so romantic about pink velvet. Paired perfectly with blue wallpaper and glam details, we’re crushing hard on these blushing beauties.
As the inherent color of royalty, purple and velvet go together like Prince William and Kate Middleton. And what better regal pairing than purple and gold accents?