Sunday, November 7, 2010

Velvet Underground

A little post music...

I've been pushing velvet on a lot of people lately. I don't know why, but I've got a whole late 60's early 70's thing going on right now in my head. Along with grasscloth wallpaper, persian rugs, brass, lucite, and wood accessories, velvet is my new obsession. 

Pull up a chair....

Velvet has many faces. It can be laser cut modern, distressed washed vintage, tufted traditional, or upholstered shabby chic.

Put your feet up...

It is the general scholarly belief that velvet arrived in Italy from the Far East transported by Arab merchants. It was then spread throughout Europe by merchants from Lucca, Venice, Florence, and Genoa. Between the 12th and 18th centuries, Italy had the largest velvet production industry in the western world. The production of velvet clothed royalty, built cities, and financed wars.

Have a seat next to me...

The fabric takes it's name from the characteristic appearance. In Italian "vello" means fleece, and "velluto" or velvet means fleecy.

Come to bed...

Unlike George Costanza, I have no desire to be ensconced in velvet, however, you might drape me in it...


A versatile fabric, with moods to suit just about anyone, velvet is a look to love...


  1. great post--I love velvet-especially on sofas. they seem to last forever and they feel so fabulous! Don't have a velvet headboard but I am very tempted!

  2. You have convinced, velvet looks gorgeous. The hot pink velvet is my favourite.

    Best wishes,

  3. I adore the luxe of velvet, just one piece makes the room exude warmth and elegance.

    Art by Karena

  4. I die !!!! Love it- and then ..the old advert with Telly Savalas- delicious !!!!!

  5. well.....
    we have the same 60's , - 70 thing going on at the same time.
    i feel it is in the air in design.

    my favorite velvet is linen velvet.
    it also sometimes called antique linen velvet.
    i know that kravet has a humongous amount of color-ways in this velvet pattern.
    check it out.


  6. Love velvet underground and I also love those purple chairs - just perfect :)

  7. Wow the blue chair and blue sofa are DIVINE! Love that rich color and in velvet its even more luscious.

    Oh, and thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet compliments about my desk!


  8. those images are so yummy. don't you think fall just lend itself to velvet and it's rich feel...?

  9. Velvets are always gorgeous! And that's because they ooze of elegance! Enjoy the lovely day, Kellie xx

  10. Kathy: Did velvet ever go out? I just pretended that chenille didn't exist. I might have to make a new button for the carrier dove "Coolest post of the week." You have won my imaginary award! I'm going to have to kick it up a notch around here.


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