Secret Sources: Outdoor Velvet Fabrics

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Chances are, if you love velvet, but have pets and kids, you have looked at outdoor velvet options.  Velvet naturally ages over time, which I rather like, but of course, if you have a busy household, your velvet may age at a more swift pace.  Therefore, an outdoor velvet may be the way to go.  They can withstand nearly anything, and spills are easily cleaned up.

Since my collection debuted on JossandMain.com yesterday (make sure you see the Lookbook – they did a fantastic job!), I have received several emails about the gorgeous peacock blue fabric shown on the chesterfield.  (You can see this photo in my Lookbook – and on the home page when you go to JossandMain.com)  Outdoor velvets are typically very pricey, and can be listed at $200 a yard and up!  However, I have found a secret source for the beautiful Sunbrella outdoor velvets.

Housefabric.com has a terrific array of outdoor fabric, but I especially love the colorways they have available in the Sunbrella velvets.

Sunbrella Velvet, Teal (this is the fabric on the Pents chesterfield)

Sunbrella Velvet, Brown

Sunbrella Velvet, Apple Green

Sunbrella Velvet, Light Blue

Sunbrella Velvet, Grey

Read all about the room the teal colorway was featured in here.

Image by Kat Phillips of TheGrayAttic.com

Read how I used the apple green colorway here.

Image by Sabrina Gebhardt Photography

See how the lovely plum colorway turned out here.

Image by Kat Phillips at TheGrayAttic.com

Housefabric.com has other colors of the Sunbrella velvet, and you may view all of them here.  Can you believe they are $16.95 a yard?!  That is a steal, I tell ya!  They also have some other outdoor velvets that are not Sunbrella.  To see them, click here, scroll to the bottom, and you will observe they have a bit different texture, but are lovely just the same.  All of these fabrics may be ordered as a sample in case you are color matching, for $5 apiece.

Aren’t you glad I let my secret out of the bag?!

Are your wheels turning?  What can you do with this secret source?

 

3 Responses to “Secret Sources: Outdoor Velvet Fabrics”

  1. Mary F. December 10, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    Oh no! Yo let the secret out of the bag! This is my very favorite site for great fabrics at affordable prices. Will be covering dining chairs with outdoor velvet very soon! 🙂

    • Grace December 10, 2012 at 9:18 am #

      Mary, ha! I know, isn’t that site great?! Send me a pic of your chairs when you are done! What colorway are you using? I would love to see them! G

  2. tajvelvet May 9, 2013 at 3:30 am #

    Love your designs and fabrics. I would love to wear your collections but your soft neutral colors wash me out. I have very dark brown hair and neutral skin. I suit stronger colors.
    Thanks for all of your hard work.