Monday, August 9, 2010

Craving: Velvet

We all have have our little sweet spots. Some of us crave chocolate in the form of bon bons while others crave it in fabric. I've always found myself to be highly susceptible to cravings - items I become focused on, and can't let go until I get "a fix."
My cravings run the gamut, from design inspiration, to foods, to everyday things I spy out and about. Some are more lust-worthy than others, but I think they're worth a special post slot, and thus, Monday Cravings.
Typically, we're all scrounging for some inspiration after our weekend has expired; I hope my Craving series will put some pep in your step on Mondays!

Velvet is something that's been tempting me for some time. I need some velvet in my life. Maybe something green, or gray, very possibly tufted, or perhaps in a highly-saturated hue (my all-time fave being yellow.) Whatever. Me craves!

Neiman Marcus tufted sofa chaise

apple green velvet sofa via decorpad

I could totally rock this velvet and tropicals look here in Brazil!
Tria Giovan photo1 velvet with tropicals
via vtinteriors

fuschia velvet via mylittleapartment
via mylittleapartment

masucco warner pink velvet chairs via house to home
house to home

yellow velvet sofa via decorpad
classic, unforgettable, Domino


yellow curtains via decorpad
I wanna know, what are YOU craving?
*Sorry about the lousy, teeny-tiny images - working on that...


JoLeigh said...

The only thing better than velvet is Chesterfield Velvet~Love the first image (and the rest)~

Bold and Beautiful said...

I absolutly ADORE velvet! I love velvet couches and curtains! Thanks for the post! Also love your blog!


ashlina {the decorista} said...

totally. i have been loving loving loving it, and i am ready for FALL.

Anna Liesemeyer said...

I never thought I would be a velvet fan, but the way it is being used today is fantastic.These are all great examples! Hot Pink or Yellow Velvet is my fave:)

Raina Cox said...

I'm craving Reese's Cups.

Which has little to do with the topic at hand.

I do want a velvet sofa, preferably in a greyish purple, when I re-do the family room.

Belly said...

Oh, me too. I can't get velvet out of my mind lately, especially green (more specifically: charteuse) or rust.

my favorite and my best said...

yum city!!!!
i think velvet works in any season..
and i am always craving the following:
donuts, red velvet cake, chocolate and peanut butter and scrambled eggs with sweet chili sauce.

Lindsey E. said...

I heart velvet...A LOT. I believe J Crew had a bright yellow velvet blazer last fall. It's been on my brain since. Makes me crave fall so much. Football, cooler weather, jeans and long sleeves.

Mary @ RoomPolish said...

What a fabulous velvet roundup! Gorgeous, and something I am inspired to try out!

LindsB said...

oh yes, some yummy velvet would be so pretty. Maybe thats what I need for the winter.

Katharine Fuchs said...

Not sure I could ever pull it off but the yellow velvet looks yummy!!!

Trish said...

Oh, yeah! I love velvet. You have inspired me to dream of a velvet couch in our playroom - in a wonderful deep marine blue. Sounds like something to sink into when the kiddos are racing around at breakneck pace.....Thanks for the inspiration.

P.S. In my next life I'm going to have hot pink velvet chairs.