Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday Musings: A little velvet never hurt nobody

Well, my mom might disagree with me on this one. Velvet has been an ongoing inside joke in our family since my grandmother's closet first discovered the fabric. It started with some velvet leggings back in 1990 and after that, it was over. We progressed into full on velvet getups such jumpsuits. She started the trend not you Juicy Couture. Sorry but these are the facts. Velvet became an annual clothing staple, not seasonal. She then started dressing my little cousin as a fellow mini velvet lover. They matched. I am sorry, but it was both hilarious and extremely cute. Maybe that is why I have an undying, unconditional love for velvet and crave it in my home. It is my safety net, much like my grandmothers non Juicy Couture velvet jumpsuits. Times two. 

Velvet objects in a space provide a rich and luxurious feel that no other textile can bring to the table.  It is luscious, soft and oh so luxe. On a couch, on a chair on a pillow, on a window, on legs...I will take it anyway it comes. Let's check out how my grandmother influenced the 21st century of interior design. It's a fact, she did. 



So what say you? Pretty chic, ammmirite?? Grandma has got it goin' on. She always has and always will. Now I am off to find a velvet sofa for our house. Loves! XOXO

16 comments:

  1. You always provide me with the best Monday eye candy. That gray tufted velvet sofa needs to be mine!

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  2. So dreamy! Love the tufted velvet look!

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  3. I agree.....I want a chocolate brown velvet sofa!!! YUM!!! I have the cutest roll pillows out of purple velvet and ever since I got them I have been dying for an entire piece of furniture. Too good! Love your grandma!

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  4. Love! I've always wanted to reupholster my tufted settee in velvet. Great eye candy!

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  5. That very first green one is just completely gorgeous. I want it kinda bad.

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  6. It's so chic, love the look of lavender colored velvet for a sofa or chair.

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  7. Following the trend, I DIY'd a velvetish upholstered headboard (very similar to the ones you posted). You can check it out here: http://kmdecor.blogspot.ca/2012/08/master-bedroom-reveal.html

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  8. I have always been a big fan of velvet. I've pillows, blosters and chairs covered in the stuff. A sofa would be divine.

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  9. Oh gosh, especially on a sofa! Saw a fab vintage tuxedo in hunter green velvet with nail heads on CL and the sellers would never call me back - and I stalked them hard for weeks!

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  10. I've been dying for a chocolate velvet sofa but with our golden retriever I have a feeling I'd be lint rolling it daily! xx

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  11. I'm such a sucker for a velvet sofa. So rich! And lets be real, those windows in the first picture are insane!

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  12. You are speaking to my heart right now. I've been obsessed with grey tufted velvet sofas lately.

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  13. I would die for an emerald green velvet sofa!!! And I think navy velvet is so gorge! We have tufted navy velvet ottomans and I just love them!

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  14. I dream of a navy blue velvet chesterfield sofa nightly!

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  15. Love velvet. Blue, gray, green. Want it all.

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