velvet. it’s a material i most strongly associate with questionable eighties 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 (1980s 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 adorning 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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