It’s a material I most strongly associate with questionable 80’s fashion choices (floppy hat – check, waistcoat – check) but one that I’m strangely finding myself drawn to – in moderation – again this season.
I’m particularly loving Bemz’s new velvet slipcovers in muted Nordic colours, which enable you to give an old IKEA sofa an instant update for Autumn. I think their palette of soft-washed muted shades in their new Malmen velvet line help the fabric shake of any stuffy overly-opulent (1980’s style) associations to create a far more casual, contemporary vibe, don’t you agree?
Ditto the dusty tones of Broste Copenhagen’s new cotton velour cushions, with quilted circle embossing that adds a tactile edge to these quietly sophisticated accessories – that Scandi-boho combo of the soft thyme green and Indian tan is really calling to me. Add into the mix the rich Autumnal hues of One Nine Eight Five’s hand-painted abstract check cushions and pouches, and Berlin-based fashion house lala Berlin upholstering Arne Jacobsen’s iconic Series 7 chair in deep enchanting shades of the plush fabric, and I think this is a trend I’m uncharacteristically on board with right now!
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Lead image: Series 7 chair; a collaboration between Fritz Hansen and lala Berlin