ISSUE 95  |  Gothic Influence

The Velvet Underground: 5 Glamorous Winter Blankets

October 23, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

Whenever I spot velvet, be it as upholstery or a skirt, I replay one of my favorite Seinfeld quotes in my head–as George Costanza once said, “I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable.” Couldn’t agree more. Is there anything more glamorous than velvet? Here, a crop of blankets to drape yourself in this winter:

Above: The Organic Beige and White Cotton Velvet Blanket is handmade in Salt Lake City from all-organic fabric and is sized to use as a twin bed cover, baby blanket, or throw; $108 from Gypsya on Etsy.

Above: Canvas’s Hand-Dyed Velvet Throw with Running Stitch in Jackdaw Blue is handmade in India at a cooperative run by Canvas. Also available in Peridot Green, the throw is currently marked down from $250 to $175.

Above: Pottery Barn’s Velvet Channel Quilt is made from 100-percent cotton velvet; prices start at $139 for the twin size.

Above: The Cotton Velvet and Linen Throw comes in a chartreuse and linen combination (shown) or all slate gray. Hand stitched in India and available through Niki Jones; £195 each.

Above: Bella Notte’s Silk Velvet Quilted Throw Blanket, shown in black in the foreground, is available in more than 20 color combinations. It measures 47 wide and 72 inches long and has a diamond quilted pattern with satin edging; $400 from Layla Grace. For a version edged with frills, the Cotton Velvet Throw with Satin Ruffle is $372 from Layla Grace.

Above: The Stitched Velvet Coverlet comes in seven colors in queen ($228) and king ($248) sizes at Anthropologie.

Craving more velvet? Dip into our previous posts, Velvet Revolution: Soho House in Berlin and The Simple Elegance of Kristen Hecktermann, for more.