Design Trends: Smooth Statement

by Erica Moody

From accent chairs to focal pieces, colorful velvet is crushing it. 

Room & Board design associate Mark Riddle says not to fear velvet in the warmer months:

“While velvet in upholstery has never really gone out of style, its power to add luxury and texture to a room is being discovered all over again. There’s a reason it’s been worn by kings and queens for centuries. And it’s not just for fall and winter. From pale rose to vibrant fuchsia, velvet accents can be very much at home through any season.”

Click through for velvet items to spruce up your spring interiors.

Swivel barrel chair ($2,790), Jonathan Adler. 1267 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-965-1416,
Velvet teal upholstered swivel ottomans ($630 per item),
Velvet Elowen Chair ($398),
Maharam pillow in cotton velvet ($150-275), Design Within Reach, Cady's Alley, 3338 M St. NW, 202-339-9480,
Velvet chair ($8,500), Modern Mobler, 7313 Georgia Ave. NW, 202-882-1648,

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