Lonny Magazine : Crushing on Velvet

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We LOVE Lonny Mag­a­zine and are pleased they chose a few prod­ucts from Clayton Gray Home to fea­ture in their December/​January 2014 Issue!crushing on velvet logo

 (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.

velvet buddah

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

velvet bubblesUphol­stered 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 

velvet luciteThis 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.

velvet headboardThis 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 pin​terest​.com

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