Groovy, Inviting Velvet & Velour Sofas from House Tours

Groovy, Inviting Velvet & Velour Sofas from House Tours

Catrin Morris
Jun 7, 2011
Velvet is a fabric that can conjure up some pretty disparate images: You've got the Old Money traditionalism and a refined aesthetic (think elegant Victorian drawing rooms). Then there's New Money ostentation (think over-the-top opulence in a mogul's McMansion). And don't forget the "money's no object" tackiness of velvet paintings! But to me, velvet is an incredibly versatile and glorious upholstery fabric that--when done in small doses--can bring life and personality to almost any kind of decor. Soft, inviting, and sensual, velvet sofas can soften up even the most sterile and sharp-edged room. Here are some wonderful velvet sofas from Apartment Therapy house tours: FIRST ROW1 Suzi’s European Countrystyle Condo. I've always loved the look and feel of a single long cushion on a sofa. • 2 Kristin’s Hollywood Home in the Historical Il Borghese. Part bohemian, part Hollywood glam, this rose colored vintage velvet couch is a showstopper. And you don't have to worry about spilling red wine on it. • 3 Philip & Leong’s Live/Work City Space The contrast between this lively, child-like, candy-colored sofa and the deep "grown-up" brown of the walls is brilliant. • 4 Kristy & Phil’s House of Little Treasures. The crushed velvet sofa gives a real bohemian, flea market edge. • 5 Emily & Erick’s Modern Eclectic British Eccentric Bungalow. This charming and original chartreuse velvet sofa is just one of the many delights in this truly eclectic and funky living room. SECOND ROW6 Terri and Evan’s Blue Velvet Home. Soft blue velvet is the epitome of comfort. And its lushness provides a nice contrast with the modern geometric patterns on the wall behind it. • 7 Elisa’s Red, White & Cozy. Can you imagine how different this room would look without this extraordinary and dramatic red velvet sofa? • 8 Sharon & Chris’s Monochrome Wonder. This luscious grey sofa from ABC Carpet & Home is so versatile. It would look equally at home in a sleek modern setting as in an bohemian one. • 9 David & Wade’s Cocktail Oasis. The soft dusty blue of this sofa provides a softness and warmth to this streamlined and masculine room. • 10 Danielle’s Story Filled Home House Call. This fabulous orange chesterfield takes this traditional room to a whole new level.
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