Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunbrella-Blending Style and Practicality.

Indoor/Outdoor Fabrics have rapidly evolved over the last 10 years. I have seen (and specified) soft textured stripes and even faux chenille textures-all for INDOOR upholstery. Sunbrella leads the way in durable fabrics and supplies the higher end fabric houses such as Kravet, Robert Allen, Pindler and Pindler, etc.

Most of us know sunbrella fabrics apply to outdoor furniture and awnings, but they are beautiful and practical indoors:

GREAT examples from Joe Ruggiero and Sunbrella-Modern, clean upholstery done in outdoor fabric. These aren't your neighbors patio chairs! Obviously Sunbrella does well in sunlight-no need to worry about fabric fading in UV rays. But the most overlooked and valuable benefit of the fabric is how difficult it is to stain! If a child spills his juice box, the doggie jumps up with muddy paws, or glass of wine is spilled-chances are it won't even soak into the fabric to create a stain. Just wipe up and forget about it!

GREAT Idea to do a headboard and coverlet in Sunbrella. Ever fall asleep with hair products still in your hair? Thats what I thought.

Does this look like patio furniture to YOU? I see chic, modern style.
Normal worries about wear and tear can be set at ease. Toddlers? Big Dogs? Yes, you can have a life and a stylish home. :)

Modern chic-in sunbrella!

A custom slipcover in Sunbrella fabric.




Looks like a printed linen, but it's sunbrella...

Questions? Ideas? Urges to reupholster? Email them over to Fiore Studio.

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