Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Rich Velvet

Velvet is a woven fabric that is luxurious in appearance- particularly when it’s made of silk. Aside from its insulating qualities, velvet can absorb noise and, when used for drapery, or to cover walls and furniture, can catch light and add interest with its texture.

Think beyond the Victorian era when heavyweight velvet was used to drape windows in hotels and mansions for the elaborate look. Velvet now is cutting edge, just like other fabrics, especially with a wide variety of velvet collections. Designers have always used this fabric in both the traditional and modern style to add an extra dimension to the interior space.

Mario Buatta's exquisite sitting room at Kips Bay Show House where he used velvet on walls

This gorgeous boudoir at Kips Bay Show House was designed by Charlotte Moss who loves to add velvet in her interiors

Rich and luxurious by Jeffrey Bilhuber

Sofa covered with new velvet that looks slightly old

Velvet was used to cover the chairs, tables, and also used as a drapery and wall trim

Scalamandré silk velvet was used to cover the bergére chair

Photo 1 courtesy of World of Interiors
Photo 2 courtesy of De Le Cuona’s site
Photo 3 courtesy of NYSD
Photo 4 courtesy of NYSDPhoto 5 designer Jeffrey Bilhuber, photography Trel Brock
Photo 6 designer Kristen Van Riel, photography Alexandre Bailhache
Photo 7 courtesy of Veranda, designer Luis Bustamante- photography Peter Vitale
Photo 8 courtesy of Veranda, designer Nancy Boszhardt photography Tria Giovan


ArchitectDesign™ said...

my favorite fabric :-) So luxe and comfortable -can be formal or informal. I had my sofa done in velvet and would do it again!

Mélanie said...

I do like velvet, velvet curtains give so much drama to a room , it is very chic


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