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national velvet

Posted by Cobi on Monday November 04, 2013 at 07:54 AM
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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 ; ).

INa's orange drapes

I also always loved this shot in Domino magazine with the massive emerald green drape in front of floor to ceiling bookcases - so dramatic!

green velvet drape

There’s a luxury that comes with a huge swath of velvet fabric, whether in brilliant colour like turquoise or deep purple…

turquoise drapes purple drapes

Or neutrals like soft olive, elegant oyster or butter cream… velvet drapes oyster drapes wheat drapes

When we developed the cobistyle drapery panels I knew I wanted to include velvet in the line. It’s such a great way to bring big colour into a room and Q Design fully agreed.

We chose four saturated, yet very liveable colours…


velvet drape - indigo


velvet drape - mouse


velvet drape - citrine

And Aubergine

velvet drape - aubergine

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 drape reverse - aubergine

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!

cream drapes

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.


Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/06 at 08:26 AM

Love hiding the bookcases with beautiful drapes…..and your blog!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/05 at 07:50 AM

LOVE them! I think I need to order some.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/04 at 05:49 PM


Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/04 at 03:18 PM

Love the drapes.  Also glad you’re with Sears - I plan to check it out this week.

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