Tips for designing a perfect performance paradise
When designing for a family, versatility is key. High-traffic areas require fabrics that can withstand that amount of use – and abuse! – but still be aesthetically pleasing and exciting. Including patterns adds interest to a space and helps hide small spills and stains. A soft leather on an ottoman, rather than a more formal wood coffee table, allows people to feel like they can throw their feet up and relax.
When it comes to designing family rooms, breakfast nooks, playrooms and kids rooms, always direct clients to performance fabrics. You want their rooms to look beautiful for the long-haul, so use fabrics that can stand the wear and tear of kids and pets, while still looking fresh and beautiful.
Look for fabrics that have luxurious texture, so that people don’t immediately identify it as a performance fabric – like a chunky linen weave or a soft, rich velvet. Incorporate them onto the major furniture pieces in the space.
Indoor/outdoor fabrics have grown in sophistication and can easily be brought into an interior space. They have all of the benefits of wipe-ability and stain-resistance, so don’t limit yourself to the occasional messy guest and family gatherings, and should always be your go-to for these projects.
Crypton Home Fabrics provides paramount protection from stains, orders and mildew and are engineered to maintain performance for the life of the fabric. Value-priced, Crypton Home Fabrics are recommended for use in high traffic areas and are both durable and cleanable. As part of the Kravet Smart Program, these fabrics are free when applied to Kravet Furniture and they’re Guaranteed-In-Stock for orders up to 100 yards. So fabrics can ship in just days. Design without compromise.