Sunbrella Fabrics Come In From The Patio

I have talked to so many people who are nervous about investing in good upholstered furniture because they have children. With good reason – I have witnessed said good upholstered furniture permanently stained unwittingly by a child who had just gotten her face painted. We all saw it happening, as if in slow motion, but there was nothing we could do to alter the fate of that beautiful arm chair.

Enter Sunbrella! I know, you are probably thinking “Sunbrella?…”

Sunbrella Awning

Yes, they do that. Sunbrella’s reputation as an outdoor fabric brand is unmatched. But they’ve also been marketing their fabrics to the trade for use in interiors for about 20 years. Their acrylic materials are hard wearing (made to withstand elements far more harsh than spit-up) but not hard feeling, and is perfect for young families who don’t want to sacrifice style for ease and comfort. And they are so much more than stripes!

Breakfast Nook in Sunbrella
Sunbrella Indoor Pillows
Ikat Sunbrella Fabrics
Germaine Chair
Sunbrella Velvet Fabrics
Yep – that last one is velvet! Indoor/outdoor velvet! How cool is that?
Photo sources:
1. Kohler Awnings
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Kelly Rogers


  1. nrflotteron on April 27, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Great post! I am so happy that Sunbrella has beautiful fabrics for interior projects now!

    • Kelly R. - Interiors For Families on April 27, 2012 at 9:26 AM

      Thanks Nora – yes, me too. I have a 9 month old and we’re in the process of buying a new home that we’ll need to almost fully furnish, and I definitely plan to explore these and other so-called ‘easy care’ fabrics for our new furniture.

      • nrflotteron on April 27, 2012 at 9:55 AM

        Good luck in your new home! Have fun picking out all your fabrics and furnishings! I thought that Duralee and Robert Allen also has ‘sunbrella’ type of fabric now as well.

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