03/09/2013 by Joan Waddell 0 Comments
FRIDAYfinds! – Outdoor fabrics go Inside
|Brunschwig and Fils Gaston Y Daniela Lisboa|
I love what technology has done for our industry-
specifically, the advances in High Performance fabrics.
Stain, fade and mildew resistant, these miracle fabrics
have changed the way we use our outdoor spaces,
making them more like outdoor "rooms"
with fully upholstered seating, accent pillows and even drapery panels.
We’ve seen this trend continue over the last decade
but the real news
is the cross-over these fabrics have made
INSIDE our homes!
In fact, FURNITURE TODAY says that in the 35-44 demographic,
36% say they have bought furniture with High Performance fabric for indoor use
They’ve come a long way since the days of shell patterns and awning stripes!
The newest generation is sophisticated and elegant
with the look and feel of many of our "indoor only" favorites.
Combine that with ultra stain resistance and durability
and you have the perfect choice for an active household!
|Courtesy of FURNITURE TODAY|
I often turn to acrylic fabrics for seat cushions at the kitchen table or bar counter
but with the fabulous choices being introduced I’m rethinking
what I specify for the family room sofa and club chairs, as well!
|Duralee 15510-171 blue|
This pattern from Duralee is so updated and fun.
I wouldn’t hesitate to cover a comfy chair in it.
|Highland Court Perrine Papaya|
And look at this faux raffia! Finally, all the appeal
of a natural fiber without the worry!
It’s a new world out there…
at least in the "world of fabrics"
and I’m ready to leap in!