Performance Fabrics and their Amazing Properties!

What are Performance Fabrics?

Accidents are a part of life. Get extra protection from life’s many surprises with performance fabrics! Performance fabrics really do stand up to the everyday wear and tear caused by kids, pets, and guests. For families with kids, pets or both, it can be hard to keep furniture looking fresh and clean. After all, spills and stains will always happen, right? Well, we have good news for you: with our performance fabrics, you no longer have to choose between practical furniture and furniture that truly suits your style!

Reduce stress caused by spills with performance fabrics! Your home will love performance fabrics no matter what because they are used on soft goods inside and outside!

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Performance fabrics provide comfort, convenient easy-care and look as casual or formal as you like. They are able to repel water, resist stains, easy to clean and offer durability. Plus they have color fastness to stand the test of time. In other words, Performance Fabrics are here to stay!

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How to properly take care of them?

Performance fabrics are highly durable fabrics often with the capability to resist stains and repel liquids. If you have small children or even pets, performance fabrics are the perfect protection and provide easy clean-up. Specific care instructions vary according to fabric types and manufacturers, but in general the process for cleaning a performance fabric is very simple with less than three steps.

Spilled your wine, coffee, fruit juice or something worse on your sofa?! Here’s what you do next:

  1. Use a paper towel or clean dry absorbent cloth to gently blot dry. The water-resistant and stain-resistant fabric prevents liquid from absorbing into the sofa. Instead, it beads up on the surface, making it easy to remove. In many instances, that is all you need!
  2. If blotting doesn’t completely take care of the liquid spill, then make a water-based soap mixture and gently blot the area to remove the liquid. Rinse the area thoroughly with a clean cloth. After that, it is done!

Washing Performance Fabrics with ordinary laundry detergents destroys their properties. Every fabric needs proper care to deliver maximum performance. With performance fabrics, an innovate solution surrounds each durable fiber to repel spills and deter stains. Plus, they are easy to clean when treated immediately. For light spills, simply clean with a wet towel. For tougher spills, use a mild soap and water mixture. Despite being constructed and tested to meet high standards, performance fabrics are soft to the touch and come in a variety of colors and patterns! They are perfect for any interior or exterior space since they are highly durable! Just check some of our amazing Performance Fabrics with different textures and patterns that will perfectly fit into any space!

Different performance fabrics have various characteristics. Some varieties of performance fabrics are capable of blocking harmful ultraviolet radiation, and they often have protection from ticks and mosquitoes, quick dry, temperature control and antimicrobial and anti-odor properties. Performance fabrics may also possess pilling-resistance, wrinkle resistance, and stain (water, dirt and oil) resistance, and be antistatic, self-cleaning and flame resistant. In some cases, they can be resistant to wind, heat and abrasion. Isn’t that awesome?

With unbelievable properties, Performance Fabrics actually surpass industry standards for performance to ensure years of faithful service, all without sacrificing beauty, softness or luxury! Come to our studio to check our collection of Performance Fabrics! We promise you are going to love them!

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8 Tips to enhance your summer!

Summer is here and for many, this means it is time to redecorate and prepare our homes for these months!

When getting your home ready for summer, the main objective is to clear out the clutter and bring the light and life that the warmer months provide. So let’s take a look to these 8 interior design tips on how you can capture the look of summer and make your home shine!

1. Keep only what you need

This is the most important tip to consider since summer is about space, light and air, not about clutter. Once you leave only the relevant objects in your room, you can also rearrange the furniture to maximize space. You can start adding other elements that we will suggest on the following tips, but remember to keep it simple 🙂

Just like this simple dining area we found on Pinterest!

 

2. Natural Lighting

With longer days, inviting natural light into your property will result in a brighter home! Big windows, strategically placed mirrors, and any opportunity your house has to add natural light into the interior, will help you bring the summer sun into your house. Additionally, rearrange your space to maximize flow, take-out items and move items around to allow for the best access to natural light and movement within the space.

We found very inspiring this beautiful natural light coming from the celling on Pinterest!

Isn’t this nautical theme mirror from New England Magazine amazing?

 

Here one of our designs showing how important is natural light for an interior!

3. Vintage Accents 

If you have furniture or ornaments that you consider old, take those opportunities to explore your creativity! Creating a timeless interior can add a lot of life to your house! Specially if you use nautical themes! After all, what is summer decor without a little sea inspiration?

Our design shows how blue can highlight the space and give it a fresh summer touch!

4. Bring the outside in!

Summer is the perfect excuse to garnish your home with flowers and plants because they can bring real life into any interior! Placed them near windows, on the top of the coffee table, in the middle of the dinning table, and so on…  Summer is the perfect season to use flowers because they can flourish in the summer sun creating a real summer aroma and a beautiful setting.

We love this flowers arrangement we found on Pinterest!

 

Flowers everywhere! Take in mind that you can used real flowers but also applied a beautiful pattern for your curtains!

5. Add light to your nights

If you want to create the best summer night ambience and add an additional touch to your summer nights, you can place lanterns inside your house and outside. The backyard is a great idea! You can find lanterns everywhere, they come in affordable prices and you can customized your designs.

We found on Sackcloth & Ashes how just by placing lanterns you can create a cozy atmosphere perfect for summer nights!

You can find this inspiring setup just by checking this DIY website!

6. Embellishments

Take this season as the perfect opportunity to use cushions, wall hangings, and accessories! This trend will add a wonderful handmade quality to each room.

Place a few pillows on a sofa to add a more inviting look!

7. Play with colors!

Ice Cream Colors are going to be a huge trend this year! Try to choose your colors based on your favorite ice cream color. Introduce your selection of color on a single wall and used accessories with pastel hued vases, dining chairs and tableware can take you there too!

Color inspiration can come from anything! Like we did in this project, incorporating the client’s collection of colorful crosses and suzani blankets.

8. Pile on Pillows

Add pillows with different patterns and textures to bring back to life your sofa! This will transform your space into a bohemian interior or a cozy welcoming space. It depends on what kind of pillows you put together and what is the atmosphere you want to create!

Our #bossbabe loves pillows and comfortable fabrics in her designs!

BONUS TIP

Recycling

Not only it is good for the planet, it’s trendy! Anything from repurposing disposable items to resurrecting forgotten items, recycling and DIY decor are here to stay! Take the risk to paint, create and transform items such as cans, plastic bottles and glass containers. You will be amazed with how these items will bring life into your space!

This creative idea on Pinterest shows there is no limit for your creativity!

BONUS TIP

Bring in summer scents!

Our brains are stimulated with colors, smells and textures, so create a multi-sensory environment that you enjoy. A good way to do this is by adding candles, scents to air conditioning, and oil diffusers. There is nothing better than walking into a fresh smelling home at the end of a hot summer day!

Welcome this new season with these summer decorating ideas to freshen up your home decor! After these tips, you can design your interior space and discover that it can be transformed into something unique, where you can relax and enjoy summer!

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