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Velvet: The Pinnacle of Luxury

January 13, 2017
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There is no season for grandeur, and the rich eye-catching colors of our new velvet collection are the pinnacle of luxury. We can see these beauties at events year-round! Just think of the way light plays off the lush fabric, adding an air of mystery with every move and creating a new impression from every angle.

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Long associated with nobility and beauty, velvet can be the trendiest pick in your design book for a spring wedding, a black-tie dinner, an upscale benefit, or an extravagant awards ceremony. While perfectly suited to monochromatic displays, our velvet linen is also strong enough to pair with contrasting accent colors and vibrant floral displays.

Cool Contrast

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With the mystery of deep blue oceans, this setting mixes warming coppery tones to keep the cool from overwhelming -- creating a warm and exciting look that is sure to enliven any gathering. We love the mix of contrasting colors and striking accents.

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Subtle Elegance

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This soft setting evokes all the promise of early dawn and new beginnings. Playing off a palette the color of dove feathers, there are no distracting notes here. It is simple elegance personified, and the vintage beauty is reinforced with ornate silver flatware and etched crystal. An occasional pink rose adds just a bit of a surprise.

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Rosy Glow

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Rose quartz velvet is the backdrop for golden drama. Once again, there is little need for additional embellishment when the table cloth is this impressive. Match the chair cushions to the table, and add just a hint of additional excitement with lavender-blue napkins and candles.

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Exotic Spice

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Turmeric named for the magical spice -- shows great personality. It is the color of exotic flavors. It mixes well with white and ivory, but could hold its own with forest green or midnight blue. If you want to make a style statement, this cloth is it! With a dramatic tone in lush velvet, it is the perfect base for a beautifully detailed traditional event.

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Top It with Taupe

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As masterfully executed as a Renaissance painting, this setting is underscored by bone velvet, but rises to new heights with layers of gold and white. The surprise comes in the mix: airy white bamboo with great mushroom toned Versailles chair end caps; slim brass candlesticks with glittering golden tapers, brass goblets, sparkling crystal, and layers of white of ivory at each place setting. Even the floral accents are varied -- large and small, white and pale, It's a delight!

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Delightfully Delicious

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This may be a question of which came first -- the palette for the table or the joys for the palate. Whichever it may be, the effect is stunning. While any food would look great on victorian velvet linen, these color-coordinated pastries, accompanied by similarly-toned fruits and flowery accents make an impressive display.

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Lasting Appeal of Blue & White

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It's apparent why blue and white is a color combination so universally appealing -- for clothing, home decor and special events. This particular blue reminds us of deep lagoons and summer evenings, with white as a perfect counterpoint. It's a fresh and spirited expression, but perfectly in tune with tradition.

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Evergreen, Naturally 

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As refreshing as a walk in the woods, evergreen velvet is a bit mysterious, but it's also as comforting as a warm fire and good friends. Why not wrap your guests in that spirit with a large dose of shimmering deep green, highlighted by lighter tones of natural greenery and just a bit of pale earth in smooth linen napkins. Elegant and sophisticated for any event.

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Celebrate the Bounty

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The organic colors of nature's bounty the green of ripe olives, thinly sliced ham, large blocks of vivid cheese, breads and fruits -- all show exquisitely on a table dressed in wine velvet. Floral centerpieces accentuate all the tones and demonstrate that there is little reason for restraint when this can be the result!

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Color Done Your Way

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With a choice of 10 colors to mix and match or use alone to evoke any mood you wish, the BBJ velvet collection can be your "go-to" linen choice for any upcoming event. In addition to these gem like colors, we offer onyx velvet for those Black-Tie events when nothing seems elegant enough! Let your imagination soar -- discover new heights of ingenuity as you play with the color possibilities. 

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