25 Jun Secret Sources: Navy Cut Velvet Fabric
I love a good cut velvet fabric. The weight and thickness of a quality silk velvet makes for a luxurious textile indeed. While I have long admired Koplavitch & Zimmer’s (a high end, to the trade textile house) “Panthera” pattern, its $400 a yard price had kept me away. I have been particularly drawn to the “Navy” color way, since I am after all, a lover of blue. You can buy this fabric for around $100 a yard here, which is awesome, but a few months ago, while poking around on Ebay, I found this fabric.
Yes, it looks different in the photo, but computers do crazy things to fabrics and hues, so I thought I would try it. I needed a yard of it to make two pillows that would give a little edge to my very traditional 1920’s library. I paid my nearly $30 (hello STEAL!), and friends, I was amazed when I pulled it out of the bag.
I believe it is the same fabric.
I love how the new pillows look on my vintage “cup chairs”, as they are lovingly called around here, that we recovered in a camel leather a year or so ago. This fabric is so lovely, and the navy velvet with the pops of aqua blue in the center look terrific together.
Normally, my “Secret Sources” posts are look-alike items, but like I said before, I really think this is the Koplavitch fabric being sold for less than $30 a yard. Wowza, this is quite the deal.
It looks like they only have 12 or so yards left so I would jump on it, but I made sure I ordered it for my client before I posted it on the blog, ha. ; )
Hint: You can make an offer for an even better price.
This fabric is fabulous, snatch it up!