At Velvet Home and Living beautiful things are an obsession, so when we sold our three Garden Route Décor shops to Wetherlys in 2002, we couldn’t wait – we absolutely had to open a new shop. We’ve been trading in Home Furniture and décor for over 20 years (not over the hill yet) and have a passion for our business which borders on craziness!
Says Frank, buyer and head of buying “Talk about a cool job! I travel all over the world to source furniture and special pieces and in the process; I meet smiling, remarkable craftsmen who go out of their way to supply me with my vision. I always look for quality and comfort because in today’s world our homes are our havens. There’s often so much newness and perfection in a home that I’m absolutely in love with elements that feel as if they have been there for some time.
One of the most dogged misconceptions about interior decor is that a home’s style has to select a theme: be it Contemporary, Antique, Modern, Vintage, Industrial, Farmhouse etc. The most livable and happy rooms can’t be established by a decade or design style. Instead they have a skilful mix of old and new pieces to create the impression of having been collected over time, a secret to ensure that a room won’t look dated in a year or 10 and that these pieces will stand the test of time.
We want shopping with us to be a relaxed and enjoyable experience. The Velvet team is focused on making you feel welcome and at home. We love the journey we travel with our cherished customers who inspire and motivate us to constantly “up our game”.