Green velvet: Moody and regal interior inspiration

Bogart Block sofa around $4840 from Globe West, globewest.com.au.
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Bogart Block sofa around $4840 from Globe West, globewest.com.au.

Interior designer Victoria Bibby, from Bibby & Brady, says "green velvet is a colour and texture that will appeal to both men and women".

Look to pair it with brass, copper and wood – their hard surfaces contrast nicely with the softness of the material.

Velvet exudes luxury and elegance, so use it sparingly for an understated look.

Victoria suggests a green velvet occasional chair, throw or cushion, but for those who relish going all out, perhaps you could consider a velvet sofa – or two.

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Chesterfield Deep Green sofa $2295 from Me and My Trend, meandmytrend.com.
ME AND MY TREND

Chesterfield Deep Green sofa $2295 from Me and My Trend, meandmytrend.com.

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If you're upholstering furniture in velvet, be aware of the direction of the nap (the velvet's pile). The nap should run from top to bottom, so it's smooth when running your hand all the way down the front to the floor. This will ensure less abrasive pressure on the pile.

CHOOSE YOUR VELVET CAREFULLY…

Mishka armchair $990 from MM Linen, mmlinen.com.
MM LINEN

Mishka armchair $990 from MM Linen, mmlinen.com.

Not all velvets are created equal, says Victoria.

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A velvet made from silk, cotton and linen (or any natural fibre) will show wrinkles and pressure marks, but these velvets improve with age.

Viscose velvets recreate the luxurious look and feel of real velvet and are also hard wearing.

Drum ottoman $695 from Me and My Trend.
ME AND MY TREND

Drum ottoman $695 from Me and My Trend.

Polyester velvet is more resilient to fading and will show little wear.

Velvet cushion cover in Emerald $39.95 from Harvey Furnishings, harveyfurnishings.co.nz.
HARVEY FURNISHINGS

Velvet cushion cover in Emerald $39.95 from Harvey Furnishings, harveyfurnishings.co.nz.

Velvet ottoman $29 from Kmart, kmart.co.nz.
KMART

Velvet ottoman $29 from Kmart, kmart.co.nz.

Pair green velvet with copper accents. Copper glass globe pendant lights $139.99 from Alex & Corban, alexandcorban.co.nz.
ALEX AND CORBAN

Pair green velvet with copper accents. Copper glass globe pendant lights $139.99 from Alex & Corban, alexandcorban.co.nz.

 - NZ House & Garden

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