It's almost the end of Febuary, and I can't believe that spring is just weeks away. While I'm always glad to see the daffodills and tulips punch through the barren ground, I'm not ready to leave behind the coziness that we create in our homes during the winter months.
Here in the south, proper young ladies of my day were taught that we didn't wear white after labor day or velvet after Easter, so while the temps are hovering around freezing, and there is still time to indulge myself, I thought I'd post some lovely applications of my favorite textile, and my distraction of the day......velvet.
Who knew ???
Velvet pile is created by warp or vertical yarns and velveteen pile is created by weft or fill yarns.
Luxury personified! Velveteen upholstered walls, and in kelly green, no less!
Love it ! Thank you, Tory Burch, for your incredible style and panache'!
Boston interior designer, Frank Roop, is a man after my own heart with this turquoise velveteen sofa. I'm recovering two slipper chairs for my own house in almost the same color.
The lucious teal velveteen is going to turn these little slipper chairs into a real focal point in the room. This rich shade of blue-green with the orange (Thomas Paul for Duralee) is my new fav color scheme.
I think I would feel very pampered living in this vibrant bedroom created by Steve Shubel. I love the combination of the black white and red, and then add in the richness of the velvet on the headboad and bed throw, and you've got a space that really plays to the senses. Check out the unexpected pink throw on the chair.
OMG ! The combination of velvet with silk is textural heaven. I could hang out on the sofa with this and watch the Olympics!
King Richard II of England directed in his will that his body should be clothed in "velveto" in 1399.
What a great idea!
Pink velveteen....I'm such a girl !
What's your favorite distraction today? I hope you'll share it !
P.S. I just found this picture on Ragland Hill Social blog and had to have it as a part of this post. Be still my heart!!