Luxury Meets Functionality
Nothing says luxury like beautiful velvet. Since its introduction to the nobility in ancient Mesopotamia, velvet remains a coveted and desirable textile, lavish yet functional in a home's interior. There is a wide range of velvet choices and materials which fit into any decorating budget.
Silk velvet is the most deluxe and most expensive choice, used to accentuate a room's décor with an accent pillow or a finely upholstered chair, like Scalamandre's sensational "Gran Conde Silk Velvet." Cotton velvet, rayon velvet and linen velvet are used more abundantly for upholstery projects, and DecoratorsBest has an exceptional selection of noteworthy designer velvet products available to the public.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard's recent Schumacher collection includes one of the company's finest velvet fabrics. His "Romanesque Velvet Stripe - Caravan" will add color, texture and elegance to your next project. Waves of royal purple, green and gold flow over this cotton-backed fabric with ease, and the durability of 20,000 rubs makes this opulent piece ideal for upholstering. His "Maharajah Silk Velvet" is available in 4 colorways, perfect for a pillow or chair that will last you a lifetime.
Robert Allen's Cotten Velvet Essentials collection combines luxury with affordability, and functionality with style. With dozens of solid selections in every color, DecoratorsBest recommends this extremely durable material for any large scale upholstering job. In tune with this month's color trend, we suggest "Showtime – Rose," a soft pink velvet which, at only $39.99 a yard, will make any room in your home pop! See Schumacher's Gainsborough Velvet collection and Duralee's Aster Solid Velvets for an even wider selection of solid velvets.
For a contemporary look Schumacher has many cut velvets that are outstanding and "Metropolitan Velvet – Blood Orange" is one of our favorites. "Marrakesh Velvet – Black Cherry" is a timeless yet modern diamond patterned velvet that will enliven any room.
Two Duralee velvets purchased through DecoratorsBest's NYC Design Room were recently used as album covers for Brooklyn's own Food Will Win the War! Click here to see!