velvet sofa

We're going to have to reupholster our sofa soon. (Well, maybe not for another year or two until Orla is done with sticky fingers). I'm leaning towards velvet. Below you'll see why.


Is that not the most luxurious, sumptuous thing you have ever seen? I think midnight blue might be my first choice for colour. Pairing it with the amber toned velvet chair is just the icing on the cake.

a0a16faec3dce8253542666d800020cdThe tufting and rolled arms on this chesterfield work beautifully with the velvet. The hits of brass, large art, grasscloth walls and chartreuse floor pillows aren't bad either.

Screen shot 2013-10-24 at 3.33.07 PMI adore this blue on blue palette. I think the addition of a few velvet pillows here would work nicely. And that lamp!

bc158c57a62c69435d1f795294465ed2Even green could be nice. (I love this modern home situated in Edinburgh that combines the homeowners Japanese and Scottish backgrounds.)

Thoughts on velvet sofas? Maybe with linen slipcovers for summer?

Image credits:
1. Studiopepe via Yellow Trace
2. Eric Piasecki for Elle Decor
3. Pia Ulin
4. Dwell Magazine