In garden circles, plectranthus is known as the plant with a funny name that delivers big, strong color. ‘Velvet Elvis’ is no exception. Leaves offer a fuzzy touch with a deep green top and violet-purple underside. Lavender flowers rise on 4-inch spikes that last easily through summer heat. Use ‘Velvet Elvis’ in pots or planting beds—pair it with ‘Jack Frost’ brunnera or ‘All Gold’ Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra ‘All Gold’). Plants grow 28 inches tall and 31 inches wide.
As seen on HGTV Star season 8, a pair of oversized wingback chairs create a funky sitting area. The traditional style chair is given a glamourous update with purple velvet upholstery and layered throw pillows.
Imagine laying one's head down on this comfortable-looking chaise for a bit of needed repose. This lounge chair is perfect for a large bedroom, or for a small one, but either way, it will make a grand statement in the room. The pillow, artwork, and blue vase also add to this restful scene.
The kitchen's herringbone floors extend into the breakfast nook, making the two spaces feel cohesive. With a gray velvet banquette and three matching dining chairs, this side of the room is cozy yet sophisticated.
This study is a good example of how nature can inspire color combinations: earth tone browns and white are energized by the addition of a leaf-green sofa and armchair. In velvet, the furnishings are even more plush.
Downstairs, a velvet sofa and matching armchairs create a comfortable lounge area. When they're not catching up on their favorite TV programs, the owners can enjoy a game of chess or explore the wine cellar.
The high ceilings and open floor plan in this transitional kitchen scream elegance. A large island allows for plenty of prep and entertaining space, while the velvet barstools add a hint of sumptuous color and texture.
The brown velvet upholstered headboard and bedside tables complement the white leather chairs and sculptural floor lamp in this elegant bedroom. The neutral colors and brown accents create a warm and inviting space.
Don't be afraid to combine varying textures and colors; they can create a look that's eclectic and sophisticated. This bedroom mixes wood, metallics and mirrors with mohair, velvet and graphic patterns. The result is a richly layered, visually compelling setting.