Crushing on velvet for cool weather

Green Chair, Courtesy Roses and Rust Blogger Okay, so the weather's not exactly "cool" yet in New Orleans.  We're still inching our way there.

As I dream of those cold temperatures, however, I've been crushing on the velvet that's popping up in all my favorite catalogs and blogs.

The new velvets are warm and welcoming, not gaudy, and add an extra layer of luxury to any space.