Our Velvet Obsession

February 15, 2017

We here at Vavaroom love velvet. I mean LOVE it… especially in the winter. Nope. Never mind. We just love it year round. No other material has such depth of color and texture. It can make even the most budget friendly of rooms feel instantly expensive. This luxe fabric is sumptuous as draperies and makes for the most comfortable sofa or chair you have ever had the pleasure of sitting in. Not ready to commit to using it on a larger piece of furniture? Try velvet throw pillows to add just a touch of it to your cozy abode. Do you love velvet as much as we do but aren’t sure how to use it in your décor? The online interior design pros at Vavaroom are here to help. We’ll choose the perfect furniture, accessories, artwork, rugs, paint colors, and window treatments to make your dream room come true.  ... Read More

Will Beni Ourain Rugs Work With My Design Style?

September 20, 2016

So you know those rugs that you’ve been seeing everywhere over the last couple of years? The white, shaggy rugs with the uncomplicated, primitive geometric patterns. Yeah, those. Ever wonder what the story is there? Me too. I feel that these rugs have become so widely distributed and copied that it is important to know and appreciate their history and artistry. These rugs are woven by women of the Beni Ourain tribes of the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The tribal people of this region have been weaving rugs for literally thousands of years and patterns and symbols in the weaves are passed down from one generation to the next.  It’s remarkable to know that such a culture still exists in our ever modernizing world.  I mean, can you actually believe that there are still people out there that aren’t attached to phones? I know. Craziness. Morocco, a land of desert,... Read More

What’s Old Is New

May 10, 2016

Ever heard, “What is old is new again”? Yeah, there is so much truth to that. I feel like every year I am seeing something from the past revived in a slightly new way. Being very introspective, I have thought to myself that we are very alike to the Victorians. How? They did the exact same thing. After the new ideas of the Neoclassical and Empire styles, it was like they ran out of original ideas. They went on to embrace the old, but interpreted in a new way. There was revival after revival of past styles. Gothic revival, Neoclassical revival, Renaissance revival… the list was endless. And then of course there were later revivals of the revivals. Goodness! We have been doing the exact same thing for the last thirty years or so. While we can look at an older interior and say, “that looks very 80s,” there is... Read More
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