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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bluer Than Velvet Was the Night ...

Blue Velvet Slipper Chair - Source
Because I am of a certain age, the song "Blue Velvet" will always be a great "slow dancing song" - when dances at the gym were regular, high-anxiety occasions and the girls and the boys only got together for the slow dances - link to lyrics.

I just introduced a blue velvet love seat / settee (and soon its partner - a blue velvet chair) to my collection and the June issue of House Beautiful link to magazine just arrived with a glorious blue velvet sofa on the cover.  Call it a coincidence - I'm not so sure.
Photo of House Beautiful Layout with Blue Sofa in a Library

FIrst, some research on velvet:
Velvet is a luxurious fabric with a history that dates back thousands of years. In many ages and cultures, velvet was a highly prized textile which symbolized wealth, power and prestige. The pile weave that characterizes velvet gives it a rich look that is often associated with royalty. Source
 And suggestions for its use:
Used sparingly, velvet furniture brings opulence to a decorating scheme. A velvet armchair, a classic or cutting-edge velvet couch, a plush chaise lounge in the bedroom reminiscent of classic Hollywood movies -- a single piece of velvet furniture adds a rich feel to a room.  Source
I love the look and feel of velvet and agree that one piece can make a room!

What a great look! Source
Dark and moody! Source
My Love Seat / Settee - available thru Etsy and eBay - I am also doing a chair with the same styling (although tufted back) and base in same fabric!  Love it!

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