Wicker and velvet seem like the ultimate odd couple. Wicker is usually part of a rustic style and most commonly placed outside. Velvet is a lush texture that is commonly in luxury settings. Plus, velvet is normally used to create a cozy atmosphere inside the home. But the chair above shows how well the two can work together, like combining chocolate and vanilla.
In the chair above, the cozy and sophisticated velvet surrounds whoever sits on it. Yet the wicker bottom gives it a more casual look. Between the refined velvet and the more rustic wicker, this chair is a versatile piece that can fit anywhere. This piece is actually a converted version of Soane Britain’s Venus Chair. Expert weavers make these chairs by hand in a rattan workshop.
Have a wicker or rustic chair that could use the juxtaposition of some swank velvet? Below are some of our high-pigment velvet selections that could look great on a wicker or rustic chair. You can also browse all velvet selections here.