Scene Stealing Velvet Chairs

By Kate Riley August 5, 2020

I was browsing Pinterest in search of something and you know how the feed suggests things you might like? How did the algorithm know I’m a huge fan of the scene stealing velvet accent chair? To me, they’re like spying a celebrity at the party, you just can stop glancing over from time to time to check them out.

I have a pair of teal blue velvet chairs in my living room and I love them. With autumn around the corner, I pulled together a group of images showing off inviting velvet chairs. I love the blush pinks paired with dark colored walls, and the jewel tone velvets always snag the spotlight. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to add one to your living space to curl up in as the weather turns cooler. Enjoy!


country living

elle decor


lulu and georgia

james geer photography


templeton architecture


source unknown

sweet salvage designs

urban outfitters


linen & ivory

 my paper house shop

ave styles

the glitter guide



christopher burns interiors


apartment therapy


sofas & stuff

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Weekend Reading 8.1.2020

By Kate Riley August 1, 2020

I have to get on a plane today. My niece is getting married in Salt Lake City tomorrow so I’m off to the airport this afternoon. From the few friends I’ve spoken with, it’s not that bad, the airports are mostly empty. I’ll just bring my masks and hand sanitizer and off I go!

I’m excited to see my two brothers and my sister. We haven’t been in the same room together in over a decade so it will be so great to reconnect with them. We have some “then and now” pictures planned and I can’t wait to hear my  brothers’ jokes. No one makes me laugh more than my brothers! I predict a lot of belly laughs and happy tears. :) I won’t be back until Wednesday and I’ll return to the blog then.

Meanwhile, the favorite links from the week are…

Great tips on blending two rugs in the same open space.

A remodeled home in Mill Valley, California with a cottage feel.

So good: this DIY fluted dresser project.

Clever IKEA! Vacations in a box. :)

Timeless and lovely: this interview with Audrey Hepburn.

What it means to be a traveler of color.

One question to ask if you want to find more time in your day.

Living until 120+ ?  The latest research on longevity and aging.

Beautiful and inspiring: living in solitude on an island in Scotland.

P.S. I added three new prints to the Restless Art Shop. I’m sending out an email next week with a 50% off code, so subscribe to the monthly newsletter via email at the bottom of the website to get access to the August discount!  Or follow on Instagram, I will announce it there too! Also coming soon –> a new service where you can order a printed copy of any of the artwork on the site and have it shipped directly to you! All updates are sent out via email or announced on Instagram!

Lately on Instagram (@centsationalstyle)