Design editor Lauren Petroff shares her favorite velvet finds.
Welcome to the middle of winter! Like many of you, I’m sure, weather like this makes me crave a cozy spot to curl up in — a place where I’m surrounded by soft, warm and inviting textures. That’s when my mind turns to velvet, one of my favorite textiles. This plush material looks beautiful in rich, saturated tones, and never feels out of place when its used thoughtfully. The key is not to go overboard. Pairing velvet with natural materials such as linen, wool and leather will ensure the overall look feels sophisticated, not overly glam.
Want to bring a little velvet into your life? Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite furnishings currently on the market.