DEBBIE DRAKE is head of design at Dunelm
THE BIG NEW TREND
This season’s rich velvets in sumptuous colours, along with distressed metallic, from burnished brass to bright gold, are a wonderful change after so many seasons of Scandi minimalism and general austerity. To appreciate velvet in all its glory, it’s best seen from different angles, so the pile creates areas of light and shade.
Our deep-buttoned Belgravia sofa in Ink Blue, which would be a fantastic centrepiece to any smart interior scheme with a modern classic look.
Add a touch of luxury to a room with an accent chair such as the Veronika (below) in a bold velvet shade, and accessorise the sofa with coordinating cushions.
Layer velvet with other textures such as shot taffeta, satin and leather. Keep pattern to a minimum and let the fabrics do the talking.
Bring your home up to date and fill it with houseplants as living ornaments.
Elements Living Veronika chair, from £399