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granky

I've felt indifferent towards velvet till this article. Beautiful pieces. I just never thought of velvet one way or another. Though, I did have a beautiful eggplant colored velvet dress years ago that I so loved... pretty and super soft. I MUST have a velvet sofa now! That grey.. the pink! Both?? I can't decide!

I think the gorgeous grey sofa was done completely wrong with all those horrid colors in that room, though! That is an amazing grey and beautiful sofa... RUINED by those ugly... what, pukey bronze colored drapes? Then the dark, weird color tv wall, the hideous ceiling light fixture... just dismal all around. That gorgeous grey sofa should have been the focus of it's room just as every single other velvet sofa is on this page... check the rooms... ALL the sofas are the focus, with their amazing hues, and everything else in the rooms compliment each sofa.

Okay... might just be me... but that 'grinded my gears' ;-).

   
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Dina Taylor

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Velvet! Was super-excited when I found a velvet that fit all my criteria for the couch seat in my TV area: affordable, high Martindale rub count, washable, and gorgeous blue colour.

My upholsterer tried to dissuade me, saying that fluff and dog hairs would be drawn to the velvet. Because it had taken me so long to find a fabric that ticked all the boxes, I wouldn't listen. Big mistake! The minute the new seat cushions were laid on the couch, the velvet acted like a super-charged magnet to anything flying past! So now the seat stays permanently covered with a durable cotton tablecloth which is regularly washed...

Perhaps a more expensive velvet would behave better? I just know that in future I would only consider velvet for pet-free (rarely used?) spaces.

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Littlewalty
My navy blue velvet retreat
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