13 Velvet Furnishings That Up The Chic Factor In Any Room


These spaces offer inspiration on how to add a touch of glamor to your home with sleek velvet upholstery.


13 Velvet Furnishings That Instantly Make A Room Chic

Homeowner Patty Fox’s office–a special retreat for her–is outfitted with her own fringed velvet sofa upholstered by Eli-Wyn Upholstery with Fabricut fabric and Samuel & Sons trim. The wallcovering is by Phillip Jeffries and serves as a backdrop for a black-and-white photograph of Versailles. (Tour the home.)


13 Velvet Furnishings That Instantly Make A Room Chic

The seating area of the family room is furnished with a custom sofa by E & J, Inc. covered in fabric by Donghia and black-and-white coffee tables from Made Goods. The brass wall lamps are by Allied Maker. The photograph, entitled Wake Turbulence, is by Mike Kelley. (Tour the home.)


13 Velvet Furnishings That Instantly Make A Room Chic

In the entryway of her client’s home, interior designer Deborah Wecselman replaced the front doors with glass doors fabricated by Euro International Manufacturing and added custom mirrored paneling to maximize ocean views and reflect light. Down the hallway is a striped hand-knotted Tibetan wool rug by Paul Smith for The Rug Company and the custom-made benches are covered in a mustard velvet. (Tour the home.)


13 Velvet Furnishings That Instantly Make A Room Chic

A vintage Vladimir Kagan sofa is joined by an equally sensuous black Kagan chair with wing-like arms. Two swivel seats swathed in lush velvet complement the aesthetic and establish the room as more of a “stand up with a cocktail place” than a “drink a beer and catch a game space.” (Tour the home.)


13 Velvet Furnishings That Instantly Make A Room Chic

For the living room of a Seattle house, designer Heidi Caillier chose Benjamin Moore’s Simply White for the walls and Oil Cloth for the trim to set the stage for a selection of compelling pieces, including a vintage chaise replete with fringe details from Jayson Home, a plaster Noir table and a large-scale sconce from 1stdibs. Draperies in Pindler fabric dress the windows. The artwork is by Jennifer Ament.  (Tour the home.)


Interior designer Sara Story transformed the office into a feminine, luxurious space featuring a circa 1966 desk by De Coene and a chair by Warren Platner–all from 1stdibs. Above the custom tufted sofa in a Jane Churchill velvet is a piece by Max Steven Grossman. Farrow & Ball’s Calamine covers the walls. Sheer shade fabric by Holland & Sherry filters the light. (Tour the home.)


In the living room, birds of a feather flock together with a white heron lamp from The Showroom at Furniture Row. A Vanguard sofa holds lumbar pillows covered in Gaston y Daniela fabric and Bernhardt chairs wear Schumacher fabric. The padded coffee table is by Bernhardt and sits atop a patterned Surya rug. (Tour the home.)


The living room balances a stylish entertaining spot with the realities of family life. Chesterfield sofas by Cococo Home are in durable charcoal velvet, the Noir table is stylish yet sturdy, and the Cantori spindle armchairs are in a chic Robert Allen solid. Atop the engineered wood floor from Elite Floor Coverings is a Loloi rug. (Tour the home.)


Bronze table lamps by Vaughan Lighting illuminate the custom walnut library-style dining tables, which sit on a wool-and-silk carpet by Tim Gosling for The Rug Company. Designed to pull up to the table, the Ferrell Mittman settee is covered in Venetian silk velvet by Schumacher. (Tour the home.)


Tracy Glover Studio’s Teardrop chandelier cascades from the ceiling above a Taracea dining room table from David W. Gilbert & Associates. Dining chairs from Shine by S.H.O wear navy velvet. Draperies feature Zinc Textile fabric from Culp Associates. (Tour the home.)


Interior designer Shannon Mann selected art by Nicola Parente from Gremillion & Co. Fine Art to make a statement in the living room. The piece overlooks a pair of charcoal-gray velvet sofas fabricated by Neal & Company Upholstery and a custom coffee table made by Studio Lifestyle. The sofa throw pillows wear Pierre Frey fabrics, and the rug is from Sunland Home Decor in Tucson, Arizona. (Tour the home.)


Oak-paneled walls and concrete floors by Gkrete appear in the formal living room, where a Geometric Hex LED pendant from Design Within Reach lights vintage Milo Baughman sofas wearing a Schumacher velvet; the accent pillows don a patterned Designtex material. The rug is from Global Views. Modern History Home chests sourced through Page Home Design flank a custom plaster mantel fabricated by builder Michael Deane. (Tour the home.)


A custom velvet sofa fabricated by Eurocraft Inc. and upholstered in a dark green Donghia fabric anchors the living room. To better see the hand-knotted Khotan-style rug from Matt Camron Rugs & Tapestries, designers Tom Konopiots and Michael Stornello chose a glass-topped coffee table from Paul Ferrante. The wool flannel draperies are from Holland & Sherry and feature Samuel & Sons trim. (Tour the home.)