If you’re into decorating, certain magazine pictures stay with you forever. One like that for me, was the House Beautiful feature of The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Gartner’s Manhattan apartment, with pumpkin orange velvet drapes (yes, I know I’ve mentioned them before ; ).
I also always loved this shot in Domino magazine with the massive emerald green drape in front of floor to ceiling bookcases - so dramatic!
There’s a luxury that comes with a huge swath of velvet fabric, whether in brilliant colour like turquoise or deep purple…
Or neutrals like soft olive, elegant oyster or butter cream…
We chose four saturated, yet very liveable colours…
The other very special quality about our velvet drapery is that it’s fully reversible. Each drape is lined with a colour- matched sateen that looks elegant from outside the home if used on the back and just as beautiful inside when turned to the front:
Velvet drapes are just bloody gorgeous - there’s no other way to say it. And if we have to put up with winter in Canada we might as well do it in style!
If you feel like treating yourself, here’s a list of wonderful retailers who are currently carrying the cobistyle drapery collection: click here to see where to buy and if there’s no one in your area contact Q Design directly.