16th Nov 2018
Velvet’s reign as the fabric of the moment shows no sign of abating. It manages to be cosy while making a statement– no mean feat– and coupled with warm accents, adds an unmistakable glamour to any room.
With the longer nights firmly in situ, it’s the time of year when we spend more time curled up on the sofa and before we know it, we’ll be welcoming and entertaining guests as the hectic festive period kicks off.
Whether you opt for an accent chair or statement sofa, velvet is the hardworking material that will serve both your introverted and extroverted sides well. The first step is choosing a complementary hue…
The Brinley Corner Sofa, €1,199, available in store
Mint is a colour associated with renewal and life, and choosing furniture and fittings in this hue will add an undeniable energy to a room. It pairs beautifully with white, as seen in many wedding schemes, but also works well with other powdery pastels, mustard yellow, oatmeal and deep greens too.
The Godwin in Forest Green, €349, available online from late November
Deep greens have a strong emotional association with safety and are rooted in nature; it is part of a colour family often associated with healing. For a restful space, exposed wood beams or floors, glass and walnut make for elegant accompaniments.
The Anneka, €499, available online from late November
Navy blue is often found in uniforms as it conveys importance, confidence and power. Gold is its classic partner, as seen here, while mustard softens the palette. Considering the prominence of navy blue walls in recent years, it’s no surprise that interiors followers are drawn to this elegant midnight blue hue. The Kendal sofa (featured top) also comes up the option of a matching Kendal footstool, ideal for resting your feet or a tray of drinks if you’ve guests around.
The Panama, €299, available online
You’re either a pink person, or you’re not. If you are, and you’ve had trouble talking someone you live with around to it, an accent chair is the perfect place to start. This bold, angled silhouette gives a high-end feel, and it’s an easy way to introduce what is quite a feminine pink into your home.
Head to ezliving-interiors.ie or visit any of the EZ Living Interiors stores in Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Naas, Navan or Belfast to see a wide range of furniture and home accessories.