It's not uncommon for a trend that has become popular on the runway and fashion magazines to become fashionable in the home and on the glossy pages of the shelter magazines. After all, we often dress our homes much in the same manner as we dress ourselves whether classic, minimalist, Bohemian, or eclectic, take the homes of Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Iris Apfel, for example. As I perused the images of various designer collection at New York Fashion Week I took note of the amount of velvet being worn and how modern and fresh it looked while adapting to a wide variety of personal styles, even reintroducing those of years passed. I was not surprised, therefore, when I started to notice velvet as a choice of fabric, specifically for seating, inside the home. It's luxe fibres elevate the overall formality of any space, even those that aim to be casual and relaxed. These incredibly soft fabrics are best left to those homes or rooms without children. They show their wear and are much harder to clean and keep clean than other fabrics. Mothers of the young or families with pets should take note of this.
Velvet elevates the ordinary. It adds texture, depth, richness and color to any space. The rich jewel tones add warmth and sophistication to even the most relaxed of styles. It is a texture that lends itself to any setting and instantly transforms - making the most ordinary of spaces seem extraordinary. Is Velvet crushing it in the home?