Sunbrella fabrics have been around since 1961, and consumers are quickly learning that this durable fabric so well-known for its fade-resistant properties on awnings and outdoor furniture is equally at home indoors.
A fun video from Sunbrella titled “Sunbrella vs. The Kids” cleverly makes the point that even the messiest of children are no challenge for Sunbrella fabrics. In a New England beach house, two young girls face off with a sofa covered in a light-colored Sunbrella fabric, attacking it with everything from tomato ketchup and chocolate syrup to fresh blueberries and even coloring markers, only to find that the Sunbrella fabric refuses to absorb the stains.
Designer Kate Jackson received her decorating challenge from the Hall family, whose beach house needed to be welcoming and attractive for their two young daughters but also needed to be capable of withstanding the rigors of young children living at the beach. "It’s important to involve children when designing their own bedrooms,” Jackson said, so assisted by the girls, she decorated their space with bright, happy colors including turquoise, lime green and hot pink, ultimately surprising the girls with fun features such as a hanging chair. The bright colors and textures are both sophisticated and whimsical, and the design is one that’s intended to grow right along with the girls themselves. To watch the “Sunbrella vs. The Kids” video, click here. And if you're interested in seeing some Sunbrella fabric samples yourself, give us a call here at Panoply (770-251-4557) or stop by our offices at Knox Furniture, 75 Greenville St. in Newnan, and we'll be happy to assist you.