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12 velvet must-haves

Many luxury fabrics were previously associated with royalty, with velvet being one of the most sensual and exclusive. Velvet owes its popularity not only to its plush texture, but also to the array of rich hues that it's available in. With its unmistakable beauty and lustre, this material has earned its place as a covetable fabric for use in home spaces. Our selected items below showcase velvet's appeal and versatility.

1. smooth seating

Scoot yourself onto this luxurious blue velvet throne.
velvetchair The Occasional Slide Chair in Mystere Warwick fabric (with other colour and fabric options available), R16 600, Egg Designs.

2. modern meets old-world

A beautiful infusion of two vintage mediums (antique brass and velvet) makes this chair an elegant accent piece for any home.
velvet2 Agate dining chair with antique brass and cleat-coated steel frame and Christian Lacroix velvet (with other metal and fabric options available), R12 600, Egg Designs.

3. luxury statement

A velvet hero piece, such as this sumptuous black sofa, conveys bold luxury.
Oscar sofa with metal castors and deep-button velvet (with various size options available), from R33 500, Egg Designs. Oscar sofa with metal castors and deep-button velvet (with various size options available), from R40 600, Egg Designs.

4. pom-pom scatters

Add a sprinkle of fun to your couch or bed with these quirky scatter cushions.
Available in an assortment of colours from MRP Home stores and online Available in an assortment of colours from MRP Home stores and online, R99.99.

 

5. retro reclining

Classic retro style lives on in the form of this mustard sofa.  
Victoria Sofa, 2400 wide, Upholstered in velvet on polished stainless steel leg R19 600 incl VAT, Klooftique Victoria Sofa upholstered in velvet on polished stainless-steel legs, R19 600, Klooftique.

6. cover up

There’s nothing that embodies the warmth of home like a plush velvet throw.
Mink Velvet throw in light grey R1699, @home. Mink velvet throw in light grey, R1 699, @home.

 

7. pretty in pink

If you can’t stand the full monty of a velvet couch, add a touch of this fabric to your home with delicate pink cushions.
Velvet pink cushion 60x60cm R499, @home Velvet pink cushion, R499, @home.

 

8. wood meets velvet

Another example of mixed mediums producing a sophisticated piece of furniture.
Elisabeth chair in velvet R4495, Weylandts Elisabeth chair in velvet, R4 495, Weylandts.

 

9. in bed with velvet

Velvet offers a comforting soft touch on those cold winter nights.
Willow Stone blue Duvet Cover Set [Double, queen, king and super king - 1 duvet cover + 2 pillowcases, Three quarter - 1 duvet cover + 1 pillowcase], continental pillowcases also available. 100% cotton, R3180 for queen size, Available at Linen House stockists - info@linenhouse.co.za Willow Magnet charcoal corduroy duvet cover set made from 100% cotton, R3 180 for queen size, Linen House.

 
Willow Magnet Duvet Cover Set [Double, queen, king and super king - 1 duvet cover + 2 pillowcases, Three quarter - 1 duvet cover + 1 pillowcase], continental pillowcases also available. 100% cotton, R3180 for queen size, Available at Linen House stockists - info@linenhouse.co.za Willow Stone Blue duvet cover and pillowcases made from 100% cotton, R3 180 for queen size, Linen House.

 

10. royal shades

An elite range of imperial swatches.
Velvet Kingdom, Patra in Navy R1156/m Home Fabrics Velvet Kingdom, Kenza in Gold R1156/m Home Fabrics Velvet Kingdom, Patra in Navy, R1 156/m, Home Fabrics.
Velvet Kingdom, Kenza in Gold, R1 156/m, Home Fabrics.

11. put your feet up

This velvet armchair and footstool is designed to take you to a whole new level of comfort.
PLUMY armchair and footstool, by Annie Hiéronimus, priced from R 36,954.00 (armchair) / R9,144 (footstool), Ligne Roset PLUMY armchair and footstool by Annie Hiéronimus, from R 36 954 (armchair), R9 144 (footstool), Ligne Roset.

12. artistic liberty

If an artistic statement is what you’re after, these velvet armchairs are the way forward.
RUCHÉ armchairs, by Inga Sempé, priced from R 66,114, Ligne Roset RUCHÉ armchairs by Inga Sempé, from R66 114, Ligne Roset.


Get more velvet inspiration in our July 2016 issue.


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