November 29, 2010

fabrics, houzz ideabooks

Velvet is one of those fabrics some love to hate. It was the crimson dress with the itchy lace collar you wore on Christmas of ’77 that made you vow to never wear it again. Or velvet may signify fonder memories like the trendy blazer you splurged on and still love to this day.

Whatever your affection or distaste, today’s velvet is much more wearable, durable, and comfortable in both fashion and home. Here are a few convincing examples as to why you should give velvet another chance at love:

living room eclectic living room

Velvet in colorful hues, such as this bold peacock, contrasts beautifully within any space. Once rustic, this room becomes refined with the addition of this chair.

To see more rich, velvet touches in the home, click here to visit my latest ideabook on Houzz.

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About Erika Ward

Multi-passionate entrepreneur, spokesperson, speaker, and philanthropist, Erika Hollinshead Ward worked in the design-build industry as an accountant before turning her passion for interior design into a successful business. Named by Atlanta Tribune as having one of the top design firms for two consecutive years, Erika is a highly sought after expert whose work has appeared in several media outlets such as House Beautiful Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Fox 5 (Atlanta Affiliate), Huffington Post, and many others. Her influential voice in the home improvement sector has lead to marketing collaborations with leading home and lifestyle brands including Home Depot, S.C. Johnson, and Home Decorators Collection. Erika holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia and resides in Atlanta with her husband and five children. With her sharp business acumen and design prowess, you can rest assured that she is one to watch as a voice for working mothers, women entrepreneurs, and interior design enthusiasts.

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  1. niki.mac Says:

    I love velvet – it looks so chic when done right! I definitely feel like it's better in interiors than on the body tho…


  2. Debbie@Vintage Scout Interiors Says:

    Mark my word- crushed velvet is comin' back! You can say you heard it from me. :)


  3. The Zhush Says:

    Thanks for reminding me how much I love this fabric…now I'm off to go find that blazer hiding somewhere in my closet! :)


  4. theLENNOXX Says:

    I adore velvet! What I love about it is that it absorbs and reflects light at the same time.

    xo Linda


  5. Valerie@TakeSunset Says:

    I love that peacock shade. Beautiful!


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