Spring is here, and it’s party time! With pandemic restrictions loosening and celebrations rising, people are gathering more than ever. And as festivities increase, so does the risk of spills and dirt on the furniture, pillows, and fabrics around your home. Perennials Fabrics’ selection of over 900 performance fabrics, hand-woven rugs, pillows, and trims made with solution-dyed acrylic are as beautiful as they are tough—they don’t fade, are mildew- and mold-resistant, and can be cleaned with bleach, a testament to the brand’s 25 years in the industry.
As the weather warms, there’s no reason not to live, play, and party fearlessly. Here’s how to prep your home for all the fun of the season—without stressing about stains or damage.
Kids, pets, and red wine—these 4 party-proof fabrics can handle it all.
photography by cody guilfoyle
words by Ann Binlot
STYLING BY NICOLE LOUIE
Children’s celebrations leave you with many fun memories, and sometimes a few mishaps. Kids are active, and their wild imaginations—and muddy shoes, dirty sports uniforms, and clumsy snacking—tend to lead to unwanted stains, spots, and scents. Perennials’s Soft Touch in Shell may be light in color, but tough enough to handle any kid-caused commotion—it can take over 30,000 double rubs!—on your couch, dining room chairs, or pillows.
Hosting a dinner party can be a wonderful affair. But accidents can—and will—happen, and planning a big bash is stressful enough without worrying about the aftermath. Since red wine, chocolate, french fry grease, and tomato-based sauces can do a number on linens and chairs, opt for a textile like Perrennials’s Plushy in Grass. It’s abrasion-resistant for over 100,000 double rubs while providing an elegant option for a sophisticated evening. Best of all, you won’t have to deal with costly cleaning bills the morning after.
Summer barbecues, outdoor weddings, and festive backyard happy hours are nearly here. But we all know that condiments, red wine, and chocolate ice cream can be a detriment to outdoor furniture—as can summer thunderstorms and animals (both wild and domestic). Perennials’s Breezy in Sunshine provides a festive print that will take you through spring, summer, and even fall thanks to its weatherproof, stain-proof, and easy to clean makeup.
We love our pets—they provide us with comfort, companionship, and love—but those pesky paws can also carry a lot of dirt. (Let’s not forget about bathroom accidents that can stain and cause stubborn odors, too). Perennials’ Good Vibrations fabric in Desert Rose allows the cats, dogs, or other creatures in your life to sit, jump, and walk across your furniture without worry. It’s a vibrant print that lives up to Perennials’ name: enduring, constant, and fun.