Joyous Textiles This Christmas
Christmas will look different this year, but does it mean your style has to look different, too?
Here at Watts, we believe that memories and joy can be woven one strand at a time. As this blog is being written, Christmas music echoes throughout our office. The keyboard clicks, the carols croon, the chocolate mysteriously disappears without anyone admitting to eating the last piece, and— perhaps in a desperate attempt to work off that extra chocolate— the team dashes about with extra fervor collecting textiles, fabrics, wallcoverings, and passementerie bullions and bobbles galore.
In the spirit of Christmas, today's blog is focused on one of our most festive textiles: our beautiful Versailles velvet in both the Rose Gold and Emerald colourways.
This c.1830 Damask is a grand Italianate cut velvet with a stylised foliage design. With striae cut silk and the changing surface cut rubies or emeralds, this sumptuous velvet shines in the light above a bed of rippling gold. Despite its grandness, though, it's a textile that doesn't have to be featured only in opulent settings. It can shine just as brightly from a cosy fireside with a glass of mulled wine and Christmas pudding in hand, or in a quirky eclectic flat overlooking the city, and everywhere in between.
Even though we can't make it to the actual Versailles this Christmas, our Versailles velvet can transform your interior design and help your home shine brighter than ever this holiday season. That is joy. And that is Christmas, no matter how big or small it may be.
Which colourway is your favourite, our Rose Gold or Emerald? Comment on our Instagram post with your vote.
Watts of Westminster is a leading British design house and creator of Textiles, Wallcoverings, Tableaux Sceniques and Passementerie, with over a century of design consultancy expertise.
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