Velvet for Fall: Groundbreaking

Trends seem to come and go within the interior design world. But I would argue that some trends aren’t trends at all but rather classic ideas or designs that people rediscover anew. Enter Velvet. This luxe fabric has played a dominant role thought the history of interior design – it used to be de rigueur for any proper home to have velvet drapes. And often matching sofas. But that fell out of favour when interior design went more minimalist and fabrics became more expensive. With the era of fast fashion came fast interiors and many people weren’t willing to shell out for velvet. As a result, you could only find it as an upholstery option at very expensive furniture stores. Luckily for us all that has changed. We have seen a re-birth of this age old luxury fabric at all price points.

There something so luxe yet modern about the new crop of velvet sofas and chairs. Moreover, while you used to be only able to find it in jewel tones (like deep ruby red and sapphire blues), you can now find great mossy greens and rusty orangey-reds. The new crop of velvets has found shape in everything from 1920s inspired armchairs to great modern sectionals with a 70s vibe.

Narnia Sectional from Mobilia, $2199



Indigo Blue Club Chair from CB2, $1449

Stockholm 2017 Sofa from IKEA, $1999 



Velvet Club Chair HomeSense



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Christian has been a cultural and style junkie since the age of 6; while most kids were swiping cookies, he was swiping his grandfathers' Patek Philippe. Raised to appreciate art, fashion,design and  literature (yeah, this one actually reads) by a single mother fondly called Jackie-O. Christian quickly went from childhood cultural capital thief to academia protégé. Referred to as the cat's meow by some, too clever by half by others, Christian eschewed the academic life and ran away to join the circus -the fashion circus. Several well-appointed positions later and a career on the rise would be most people's dream but it was time to say fuck off and start all over again.

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