Autumn Velvet

By Kate Riley September 11, 2018

It hit me this week, that feeling that fall is just about to arrive. We still have sunny weather here in Northern California, but soon it will turn and we’ll have foggy chilly mornings followed up by pleasant warm afternoons throughout September and October. It’s a beautiful time of year!

The cozy decorating impulse hit so I ordered a new rug, a pair of blue club chairs I’ve had my eye on, and a series of velvet pillows in jewel tones to layer around my living room.

 via h&m & pottery barn

Should you be looking to add velvet to your home too, here’s a rainbow to choose from:


claret / cardinal / berry pink

copper / orange / rust

wasabi / yellow /chartreuse

  moss / hunter / emerald

oasis / dark turquoise /ink

 plum /madeira / purple

… and for the neutral lovers:


 doe / alloy / camel 

fog / slate / ebony



  1. Even in the heat and humidity of HoustonTX, I always have a velvet sofa. In fact, it needs recovering desperately, due to fading.
    Thanks for the reminder..lovely colors and always – luscious-looking fabric choice. !

    • Hi Diane,

      Thank you for those words of inspiration and encouragement. I am in Chicago and keep thinking it gets too hot and humid *here* for a velvet sofa or chair. :-) Now to pick a color!

  2. It’s a good thing I decided to visit your blog again. I just remembered I haven’t thoroughly cleaned my velvet sofa yet except for some light dusting.

    Thank you!

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