Whenever I walk into a room and it feels incomplete, chances are it is one of two things. A- a lack of furniture/art, or B- a lack of texture. More often than not, it is the latter. Texture is such a crucial element in the design of every room. It is also easy to forget about. Many people think in terms of pattern and color, not textures like velvet and twill. In my opinion, velvet is the best texture in existence.
Velvet immediately adds a certain richness and warmth to a room. It is soft and inviting, yet extremely sophisticated and classic. My love affair with velvet began when I first came across Tory Burch’s living room in Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People. I right away began lusting for a green velvet sofa. It is still on my wish list for my post-puppy abode. In the mean time, I have green velvet pillows to fill my void.
A bold and regal purple with plenty of prints in the mix. Design by Ellen Niven in House Beautiful.
A luxurious gray velvet tufted sofa mixed with gold and modern antiques. Photo source: Elle Decor
A high-shine velvet blue sofa and chair surrounded by pale gray custom shelving. Photo source: Elle Decor
A movie theater room would be the perfect place for a red velvet all around. Just look at those fixtures! Photo source: Elle Decor
A beautiful mix of a green velvet sofa and blue and white garden stools. Photo source: Vogue