What's better than a velvet sofa? When my children are grown, and we no longer have any pets, I hope I will be ready and able to splurge on a velvet sofa. It will be a grayish blue-green like the one above from the English company Beaumont and Fletcher or perhaps from George Smith...another fabulous English furniture company. And it will definitely have some tufting. Until then, I will get my fix by looking at photos, and specifying for my clients.