Outdoor Fabric used for Indoors

I’ve been mentioning this quite often lately to clients; the benefit of using outdoor fabric as your  indoor fabric.  Not all that long ago outdoor fabrics were stiff, weird colors with odd patterns, but now outdoor fabric has come a very long way in terms of patterns, colors but mostly in softness, texture and weave.  Most people are unaware that there exists a whole new world of  outdoor fabrics, such as,velvets and silk, yes, velvets and silks, all from 100% solution dyed acrylic.  Imagine the possibilities of a fabric that looks like silk but doesn’t fade…indoor draperies, outdoor draperies, bedding, dining chairs, shower curtains, place mats, truly if you can imagine it, it can be done.  Do you realize that this means a white upholstered sofa is no longer off limits if you have young children, teens, pets or a messy husband.  Seriously you can have a white sofa and serve red wine with no worries!

Below is a very small sampling  just to pique your awareness of what is available.  Hard to believe, I know, but in most cases you really can’t tell the difference in feel between a cotton indoor velvet and the acrylic outdoor velvet; likewise with chenilles and twills.  Ok, I admit it’s hard to duplicate a beautiful silk, however, you’d be very surprised at how similar it looks.   Check ‘em out.


  Soleil Velvet in Charcoal 100% Sunbrella Acrylic

Soleil Velvet in Cocoa 100% Sunbrella Acrylic

Soleil Velvet in Sage 100% Sunbrella Acrylic

Trax Salt 100% Sunbrella Acrylic

Daydream White 100% Solution Dyed Acrylic


Super Paradise Print Schumacher Fabric

Super Paradise in Punch by Trina Turk for F. Schumacher

Arches Print Schumacher Fabric

Arches in Orange Trina Turk for F. Schumacher

Super Paradise Print Schumacher Fabric

Super Paradise in Punch by Trina Turk forF. Schumacher

Tangier Frame Print Schumacher Fabric

Tangier Framed Print in Driftwood by Trina Turk for F. Schumacher

Ankara Schumacher Fabric

Ankara in Kiwi from F. Schumacher

Shibori – Sea Urchin from Perennials Fabric

Slubby – Peacock from Perennials Fabric

Madagascar Chenille Schumacher Fabric

Madagascar Chenille in Rattan from F. Schumacher

Outside the Box – Slate from Perennials Fabric

Ripples – Nantucket from Perennials Fabric

Nubby – Spa Blue from Perennials Fabric

Just the tip of the iceberg in terms of what’s available. Aren't they fantastic!!

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