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Velvet makes comeback: Luxurious fabric adds drama when spotlighted

A velvet revival is upon us, and it's hard to keep our hands off.

Here are some picks to add a little or a lot to your space:


The fabulously whimsical "Fin" armchair, from London-based design team Daria Piasecka and Nora Voon, is a showstopper. Upholstered in a rich turquoise velvet, the oversized lounge chair gets funky with a plummage of black and aqua green feathers that drape its back and side. Made to order.

Cost: $7,000. vivre.com.

Faded elegance

A special antiquing technique gives these Restoration Hardware throw pillows "the aged richness of a Renaissance fresco," the company said. Made of low-pile velvet, the elegant, earth-toned pillows lend a subtle hint of velvety lushness to a sofa or daybed. Comes in sand or slate colors.

Cost: $39. restorationhardware.com


Add some shine to a room with Z Gallerie's Lola bench, whose long, slim legs give the bench lightness while the silky velvet upholstery is prime for stroking. Comes in chocolate and pewter gold.

Cost: $349. Zgallerie.com

Sleep like royalty

Sitting up in bed to read or watch TV never felt or looked so good. This arched, tufted velvet headboard from Urban Outfitters gives a royal touch to a bedroom and offers soft cushioning for a sleepy head. Adjustable to accommodate a full or queen bed frame. Shown here in bella lichen but also available in colors including aubergine, verdigris and dusty rose.

Cost: $348. urbanoutfitters.com

Movie star glamour

The sleek, modern design of Jonathan Adler's Baxter Club Chair, with deep button tufting and polished nickel legs, meets classic luxury when draped in his plush Volumes of Velvet fabric. Wow your guests with the strikingly vibrant tangerine or choose from a varied color palette that includes coffee, fuchsia, navy and celery, among others.

Cost: $1,950. jonathanadler.com