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She wore blue velvet
Bluer than velvet was the night
Softer than satin was the light
From the stars…
Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton


Before - Canvas Settee | D.L. Rhein #dlrhein


BEFORE | Canvas Settee

 A good frame is hard to find, unlike ’80’s colloquialisms.  When we come across great shapes that are well made, they are perfect for reupholstering without having to start from zero.  This particular settee is an excellent addition to a dining room, office, or boudoir just to name a few of the areas these have ended up residing.   Our clients have had us convert this to everything from sea foam linen to leather with vintage European ticking fabric.  Here is our latest incarnation, in the yummiest luxest fabric of all…blue velvet.

Reupholstered Settee in Navy Velvet and Brass Nail heads | D.L.Rhein #dlrhein

AFTER | Blue Velvet Settee

I am a sucker for anything navy, and the richness of blue in this velvet is no exception.  I love the contrast of texture and color against the limed oak frame, and decided to go with smaller antiqued brass nail heads that border the entire piece like a well framed piece of art.  Embroidered Quatrefoil Pillows from my 2014 collection are just the right accent with a pop of emerald green.  Just like the Village People, we’re “In the Navy.”


  • Alicia
    Posted at 18:13h, 01 May

    Beautiful work! I really like the brass nail heads and the pillows are perfect. We recently had a customer who reupholstered her grandmothers antique sofa, the finished product was stunning. A good frame is always worth saving! You can see her finished product here: http://blog.fabricseen.com/fabricseen-finished-project-reupholstered-sofa/

  • Jasmine
    Posted at 00:26h, 21 May

    I love, love. LOVE that color! I am actually having a sofa custom made… knew I wanted it a rich navy velvet but could not seem to find the right color. This is perfect! Do you mind sharing where you got the fabric and what its called!?

    • Jessica Young
      Posted at 23:35h, 07 June

      It is a velvet we have at our studio. Please email me at dlrhein@aol.com. Thanks!