Life is messy — we get it! Real life isn’t picture perfect — real life has kids jumping on the couch, the dog sleeping on the ottoman and your Great Aunt spilling wine on your favorite chair. The mess is inevitable, and to be honest, your home wouldn’t be the same without it.
However, that doesn’t mean your style has to suffer. That’s why we’ve created our exclusive Performance Fabrics Collection. These fabrics are tough, and designed to stand up to every scuff, stain and spill your family will bring to the table. But don’t worry — we wouldn’t dare compromise on comfort or style.
For spring, we’re offering something brand new: Performance Fabric from Perennials. “This fabric’s practically bulletproof,” says Pottery Barn textile designer Sandra. This high-end fabric now tops our grades of Performance Fabric in durability, style and cost.
Not sure which Performance Fabric is right for you? We’ve summarized the properties of each below, along with Sandra’s tips about using each in your home.
Note: All of our Performance Fabrics easily spot clean and are machine washable.
Linen look, soft feel
Mold and fade resistant
Water repellent, stain resistant
Sandra’s tip: “Perennial fabric is a great choice for a large upholstered item that you plan on investing in. Since it’s so durable, it’ll last a lifetime.”
Wipes clean easily
Smooth, soft feel
Becomes softer with time
Withstands scuffs and dings
Sandra’s tip: “We consider leather a performance fabric because it looks better and better with time. The scuffs can be rubbed out, so it’s great with children and pets.”
Ultraplush, soft microfiber
Stain and oil resistance
Suitable for heavy duty use
Exclusive to Pottery Barn
Sandra’s Tip: “This suede is one of my favorite fabrics. It stands out in a crowd. The fabric is hand-finished in Italy with a special brushing and bonding technique that makes it look beautiful.”
Extra-soft with a plush pile
Suitable for families with children and pets
Sandra’s Tip: “I love everdayvelvet’s neutrals. When used on a big piece of furniture, you can layer in rugs, drapes and pillows to complete a room with ease.”
Performance fabric with superior feel and look
Sandra’s Tip: “Performance Canvas means that anyone can have a white sofa! Whether you use a slipcover or upholster a new piece, it’s incredibly easy to clean.”
Woven with chenille bouclé yarns for extra softness
Child and pet friendly
Sandra’s Tip: “This Performance Fabric looks just like linen. We added 3 colors to this fabric for Spring — they’re perfect for a fresh, new look in your home.”