Luxe Look of Velvet

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Yesterday I was doing one of my favorite things, looking for fabric online. When I came across velvet, not the 80's tacky crushed velvet. luxe velvet in a variety of colors. I pictured two tailored Euro size pillows on our bed for our bedroom re do. A few weeks back I bought some Euro pillows on the cheap at Ikea, but didn't really care for the sham covers. I'm thinking for making some tailored shams for the Euro pillows or pillow covers with zippers. I've sew pillow covers with zippers so hopefully it will come out. I'm going to post a pillow cover how to really soon, some of the pictures I took didn't turn out so great. Hopefully I'll be able to put together a good how too anyways.

I really like the Doux Cotton Velvet Smoke fabric, it should be a nice contrast to the light shades of grey in our bedroom. The fabric is only $ 16.98 per yard, depending on my Euro pillow measurements I should be able to make two pillow covers for next to nothing.

Most likely the front of the pillow will be Velvet and the back a white linen, like the ones below from Pottery Barn for a more tailored look.

I found some amazing velvet inspiration thanks to Decorpad. Loving the look of large orange velvet pillows on the sofa. It looks like the chairs are also upholstered in velvet.

I adore this living space, the velvet couch and hot pink velvet pillows make a bold statement.

I love the soft pink velvet lumbar pillow in the muted bedroom, it adds the perfect touch of glam.

Would you consider velvet pillows? Or are you still picturing 80's tacky?


  1. I've always loved that gray and pink room. I am so envious of your pillow making! Can't wait for the tutorial.

  2. I heart velvet...easy to sew and always look great, even after years of wear...

  3. I have the pottery barn ones in the orangey red color, I love them! But if I could make them cheaper, that would rock. Crate and Barrel also had similar ones over the winter, I snagged a few of those on clearance! Love the look for sure.

  4. Thanks for thr thumbs up! I ordered my sample today :)

  5. How clever of you! I absolutely love the luxe look of velvet and can't wait to see your gorgeous pillows. High five!

  6. We have burnt orange silk and velvet pillows on our espresso leather couch and I get SO many compliments about how rich and comfy the combo is. I like the velvet!

  7. I love velvet. It's makes a space feel luxurious, and it doesn't take much of it to do that. Go for it!

  8. I must be the only velvet hater.. well it's not that I hate it but I always picture my velvet dress that I wore to homecoming in 9th grade..

  9. I saw lots of velvet in the designs at the Spring Furniture Market, so yes! Do the velvet thing! Great choice!

    Jumped from Blu Label Bungalow, loved your comment about blogging over there. BRAVO!


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! Best, Katrina

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