Looking to introduce a bit of Hollywood glamour into your home? How about a bit of velvet and brass? This combination instantly elevates a room and adds an air of elegance.

A touch of inspiration…

Clerkenwell Grind

When it comes to velvet, the most popular colours of the moment are teal, bottle green and mustard. These shades really liven up a room and help give a particular depth to the fabric. Not to mention they are also perfectly complementary colours, so why not go for a blue sofa and a bright yellow armchair or pouffe?

Screen Shot 2018-03-29 at 10.56.09Monty Velvet Sofa

I Love Retro Classic Velvet Armchair & Lulu & Georgia Zena Velvet Chair

Screen Shot 2018-03-29 at 11.14.12LG Dunam Velvet Ottoman

Made Hetherington Pouffe & 1stdibs Pouffe

The easiest way to introduce brass into your home is through lighting. There has been a resurgence of midcentury modern in all areas of interior design, but no where more so than lighting, specifically statement chandeliers and retro sconces. Apparatus Studio, Bert Frank and Magic Circus Editions are some of my favourites, having preserved the traditional components of the movement but adding a modern spin with angular and celestial-inspired configurations.

MCE Wall Lamp 01 & BF Colt Double Wall Lamp

McGee & Co. Harrington ChandelierApparatus Trapeze

Ld Shoppe Dana Lamp & Raft Mayenne Table Lamp

You can also add touches of brass through vases, accent side tables and bar carts. If you find this metal a bit to gaudy for your liking, opt for a dull copper (great with teal) or an antique silver.

McG Brass Ribbed Canisters & LG Zelos Gold Bowl

West Elm Colour Wash Table & LG Matias Table


Oliver Bonas Luxe Drinks Trolley

For those who don’t want full on glamour, mix velvet and brass with more natural materials or just pick a few standout pieces for a more subtle look.

Top photo credit: Rose & Grey