Editors Pick of the Month

We're having a velvet crush this season

Candice Fabric Armchair

Winter is the season we retreat indoors, cocooned against the worst of the weather. Enjoying the comfort of being wrapped head to toe, there are many choices of plush materials that add comfort and warmth to a space. And we are head over heels in love with the warmth, tactile spirit of velvet. Available in a veritable rainbow of colours, you are spoilt for choice…

The Velvet Armchair

It could be the title of a mystery novel but The Velvet Armchair is a must-have piece of furniture for any modern home. There is definitely a place for a velvet armchair in your living room or why not add it to your reading nook for cosy evenings reading the latest best-seller? Choose light colours if you feel darker colours such as black or inky midnight navy would swamp the space.

Velvet Dining Chairs

Miss Bronte Velvet Burgundy Dining Chair

Velvet dining chairs are the epitome of opulence and luxury, adding even more elegance to your dining table. But why not be even more daring with these burgundy velvet dining chairs, a perfect match for all styles of dining table. They add character to the Scandinavian style and a heady pop of colour to the industrial or rustic dining table too.

Arielle Velvet Dining Chair

And there is the beauty of an almost iridescent blue velvet dining chair, complete with elegant criss-cross metal legs. Perfect for the modern style, as well as a softening edge to the industrial dining table.

The Velvet Bar Stool

 Chelsea Black Velvet Fabric Bar Chairs

As dining furniture goes, there is a welcome informality to the bar stool that many of us covet for our homes. But all too often, the only choices are uber-modern plastic bucket seat stools or the traditional appeal of the wooden bar stool with or without a high back. Do you pine for something different? Do you yearn for something that is cheeky, awash with character that is so bold everyone when they enter the room will cast an appreciative glance in its direction? Look no further because it is here – the sensual delight that is the black velvet bar stool. This black bar stool comes with studwork that gives it even more of an edge.

The Velvet Sofa

Edale Cream Velvet Chesterfield Sofa

There is no rulebook that says velvet is not a good material for a sofa and neither is there a rule that says a cream velvet sofa cannot be the all-singing, all-dancing piece of furniture in your living room.

Padstow Sofa and Armchair in Velvet

But if you need colour, the deeper, almost-brassy tones of the Padstow velvet sofa, an angular take on the iconic Chesterfield shape, will fit the bill. Perfect for any room – we love the idea of the velvet sofa in the kitchen diner – imagine sinking into its warmth depths on a cold day, complete with sheepskin rug at your feet and a glass of hot chocolate on a side table.

Velvet, for a time, laboured under the notion it was old-fashioned, a material that was only useful in show homes or those from the 70s. How times have changed! Take a fresh look at the opulence of velvet.

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