Lonny Magazine : Crushing on Velvet
Written by Clayton Gray Home
We LOVE Lonny Magazine and are pleased they chose a few products from Clayton Gray Home to feature in their December/January 2014 Issue!
(4.)Wade Velvet Tufted Mirror — Dark Gray (9.) Chelsea Bench — Gold & Brown Velvet — Worlds Away
Velvet has always been considered a rich and luxurious fabric. It is traditionally made of fibers like silk, woven together in a loom and then cut short to create the plush pile of the fabric. A high end cut can cost around several hundred dollars per yard.
For centuries, velvet has been associated with the utmost nobility and status. Worn in fashion and adorned in homes, the elite lavished in the sheen, warmth and comfort of velvet.
Today we enjoy various types of velvet in home decor. Silk velvet is the most fragile when handling, but luxurious in touch. Silk velvet is often used for magnificent floor to ceiling drapery, which can warm up a room faster than any other home accessory. For upholstered furniture like sofas, chairs and benches covers, meaning those items getting heavy use, a cotton velvet or mohair velvet is more durable and crush resistent. Cut velvet is hugely appealing and refers to the pile actually being cut into various patterns like geometric and floral designs. For this reason, cut velvet is used for pillows or small benches, since the design can bring in luxury and pattern, and is a “lighter” option than a solid velvet. Lastly, another designer favorite is crushed velvet, which means the pile has been forced down with pressure, resulting in an uneven, but intriguing and attractive sheen.
Take a look at the rooms below and see if you can get some ideas on how to bring velvet in your home. With the various types of velvets being produced today, you have multiple options to get the look.
The rich emerald velvet on this sofa is regal and works especially well on the larger sized piece. Get The Look (above) : Alma Buddha Statue by Made Goods ; Glass Globe Pendant Lighting ; Tufted Stools & Ottomans
Upholstered headboards and linens in velvet will transform a room, mostly especially the bedroom. Get The Look (above) : Accent Arm/Side Chair ; Bold Patterned Rug ; Frances 2-Drawer Side Table by Bungalow 5 (similar) ; Bubbles Glass Chandelier
This lucite chair has been upholstered in the rich burgandy velvet and tufted for a finished high end look. As you can see, the chair is very chic and can work nicely in a modern or traditional room.
This upholstered bed in a neutral shade of velvet has a comforting and peaceful effect. Certainly for the most private of rooms in a home, these are important factors to design around. Where would you like luxury in your life? Shown Above : Maxim Beaded Chandelier by Arteriors Home
*above 5 photos found via pinterest.com
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