Monday, November 18, 2013

Velvet and Chinoiserie


I can't imagine that there is a more delicious combination than velvet and Chinoiserie. I have a wonderful club chair in my living room in need of reupholstering. I have a vision of it in a sumptuous velvet in a soft, unusual color like a lavender or gray perhaps.

I adore mohair velvet, but my chair needs about 8 or 9 yards and this would get awfully pricey. I love silk velvet, but probably not the best choice for my favorite reading chair. Cotton or linen velvets are great choices. I did a bit of skulking on eBay last night, and will head out today to some fabric haunts. Do any of you have any favorite velvets?

































16 comments:

therelishedroost said...

The perfect Combinations!!!!

citygirlarts.com said...

I love this feature! I bought a raspberry cotton velvet recently to put on a little antique French tufted chair. It will be really sweet, I hope. I'd love to know your velvet sources, if you'd care to share! I had to go to fabric row in Philly for mine (I'm in Florida)!
Leslie

Karena Albert said...

Beth these images are all glorious. The velvets in all of these jewel box colors are superb!

Xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

sharon smith said...

I'm in love with the shoes!
Sharon
@novaraway

Junell said...

Intoxicating! "Nuff Said"

Kim Ballard said...

The colors are stunning. Love the ideas. Gorgeous post. Have fun shopping!

Kim Ballard said...

PS I love those shoes, too! Do you have a source?

Andrea said...

Such a stunning combination! Lovely post, as always!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Merlin said...

Just GORGEOUS!! That smokey lavender velvet is HOT!! franki

Kristin Smith said...

Do you know the chinese toile fabric on the fringed pillow on the green settee?

Velvet said...

Velvet is my favorite fabric, informed by my favorite movie (National, not Blue). Chinoiserie is a new appetite, so this seemed written for me. Cotton is what is routinely in my budget, but if I find one with a good color and a decent nap, I just sort of abuse it to build it's character. A little stonewash, a little sun dry, a little left underneath a full laundry basket, and suddenly it's faded just so and crushed here and there. It also seems less likely to leave a butt print after that mistreatment, if I use it on a seat, so there's that. Beautiful post, I can't stop staring.

dee and missy said...

NEED those stubbs! xxm

A Town and Country Life said...

Beautiful, inspiring photos. Love the quote from house beautiful!
:-)

Jennifer said...

I see a velvet chair in my future or maybe just a pillow!

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Wow these pictures are like an early Xmas present! So beautiful. And I do love my Stubbs & Wootens - the last pair I bought are pink linen with neon yellow skulls - and yet I get conpoliments constantly when I wear them! They're getting older so I treat them with much tenderness and respect...

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and if anyone knows of an outlet like Calico Corners in England or France, I would be forever grateful.