Friday, December 16, 2011

Velvet Love

My latest obsession: velvet.

Really, I just love anything soft. Fuzzy blankets. Cashmere sweaters. Fluffy dogs. Sand paper. {Wait what}



I adore everything about this picture. Designer/stylist Emily Henderson used this velvet wingback chair in one of her designs. I love how she paired such a soft chair with a rough, natural desk.



I really liked the gray velvet on this Adler Sofa from Schoolhouse Electric. This would be such a nice piece in a more formal living room...would it not?


Velvet stockings. 

These are actually from my mom's Christmas mantel last year. They're from Pottery Barn a year or two back. I kind of can't handle how soft they are. I could probably be handed an empty stocking on Christmas morning and not care or notice because I'd just be thinking about their softness. Yep, I wasn't joking when I said I'm obsessed.



Velvet tufted headboards...dream. 


Velvet drapes. I have some gray ones from World Market on my Christmas wish list for my bedroom!

Now...there is a bad way to use velvet. Allow me to show you. 

You are about to see a picture of me and my best friend since 1st grade, Emily. I think this picture of us is actually from 2nd or 3rd grade. Prepare yourself.


Yep. Matching, velvet, TURTLENECK, short sleeved shirts. With black embroidered flowers scattered throughout. Our other best friend had a lime green one too. The complete set. To add to the ridiculousness of this picture, when this pic was taken, we were about to film a dance routine to Nsync's "Bring in Da Noise". Oh yes...those were the days. 

Emily and I have come a long way since then.


Here we are! Still best friends and now college roommates! She is great. But that's a future post!

8 comments:

Jadyn @ Dutch.British.Love said...

I love that picture on top too, it's one of the first ones I pinned when I got a Pinterest account actually! Love all your velvet inspiration, that sofa is beautiful!
And those velvet turtle necks are amazing!! Too funny! What a cute photo.

Sarah Kate said...

I love the old picture!!! I have a best friend like this, too. We've been best friends since 1st grade, and I have countless photos of us in some pretty horrible outfits!

I absolutely love that grey sofa. And the tufted headboard. Those are beautiful! I am so glad to see velvet is making a comeback. My grandmother has a gold velvet chair in her house from the 70's and it's my most favorite chair!!

jacquelyn | lark+linen said...

haha you guys were adorable! So nice to know that you're still friends

Jenna@TheLifeoftheWife said...

Swoon!! I am obsessed that velvet couch! You and your Sis are so great! Thanks for the love!

Jenna
www.thelifeofthewife.blogspot.com

Erin said...

thanks for your sweet comments on my blog :) i'm your newest follower, love your style and heart!

XO
erin

dining tables perth said...

i love your post. really, this is fabulous.....
this is better for cold season and velvet is so smooth and soft. i like it.

Joanna said...

All of that velvet!!! Its so pretty!

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

oh i feel ya - i have been coveting velvet lately as well. especially tufted velvet.

also have to say that i am loving your blast from the past!!! hilarious. ox