Sumptuously Decadent Velvets

– 1 Sep. 2016 –

Available on selected upholstery, the Faded and Degraded velvet collection takes inspiring vintage motifs and collides them with bold abstract patterns for unique, richly layered designs that daringly merge the classic world with vivid contemporary flair.

The Faded and Degraded finish has been designed in a creative collaboration between Tim Oulton and Australian fabric designer Kerrie Brown, who shares Tim’s passion for juxtaposing vintage inspiration with modern and innovative design. Ms. Brown is known for her wildly imaginative yet highly sophisticated aesthetic, having been nominated for an Academy Award in art direction for the 1996 film “Babe”.

Faded and Degraded is exclusively available on the Shabby sectional sofa and the Mimi dining chair. Designs are individually prepared to fit each fabric panel in the pieces’ cutting patterns, ensuring a powerful and distinctive effect.

Choose from four unique and exotic patterns: Melting Paisley, Persia in Decline, Peat Smudge and Peeling Ceiling.


Melting Paisley has a mesmerising layered effect, transporting you through eras of time. Based on a background of faded Victorian damask wallpaper, a contrasting splattered ink overlay adds a modern expressive viewpoint onto the ornate detailing and ordered form underneath.


The texture and patterns of a once grand plaster ceiling, now crumbling and worn with age, provide the basis for the clash of vibrant hues of pinks, oranges, blues, yellows and grey, with multiple layers of colour and pattern clamouring across in a mottled effect on soft velvet. Wildly original and completely unique.


A traditional paisley pattern is updated, creatively merged with an overlay of abstract art in this unique velvet finish. Peat Smudge is designed in soft hues of light and dark greys, evoking faded grandeur from a bygone era in a soothing colour.


Persia in Decline takes its inspiration from one of Tim’s vintage Persian carpets. The rug’s intricate woven patterns, and the areas that have worn and faded over time, are captured and overlaid with abstract patterns in hues of blues and greys, giving this sumptuous velvet a modern 21st century twist.

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