In this article we've gathered together some of our favourite and most trusted suppliers. When you buy through us we are able to use our trade accounts to pass on a 10% discount in most cases, which is just another good reason to use an interior designer!
Stain Guard fabric
Modern fabrics are now often treated with Stain Guard or use stain free technology to prevent stains and fingermarks from being a problem. This amazing technology effortlessly makes light work of pen marks, wine, mustard, ketchup and any other manner of spills. And let's face it there are times in every home,( even those free of young children and pets) when a drink or some food gets spilt. With the right fabric this isn't a cause for concern.
This sofa uses a gorgeous velvet fabric from the Houdini range from Andrew Martin https://www.andrewmartin.co.uk/fabric/houdini-bottle. We love its dark jewel like colour. We had this sofa this reupholstered and it's looking as good now as ever, despite being in constant use in an incredibly popular Airbnb. Take a peek at this Andrew Martin video showing just how well their fabrics clean off https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhSQIQTpXiU in case you need any convincing!
Vinyl just got glamorous
Rugs you can wash!
Another great product that guarantees spills won't matter for the floor comes from https://ruggable.co.uk this great company sell non-slip, machine washable rugs. Using an ingenious idea, Ruggable’s Rug System comes in two pieces. The lightweight, removable rug cover fits perfectly inside the washing machine, while the clingy, nonslip rug pad keeps the cover securely in place. When it’s time for a wash you simply take it off and pop it in the washing machine! They also offer tailor made solutions so there's a rug for every situation.
PHOTO CREDIT: Ruggable Kamran Hazel Rug
Fashions and interiors can be transient and it feels as though what we buy is disposable. Magazines will push the newest trend but this short term view is neither good for our wallets, nor the environment.
When we do recommend clients purchase new we look for what will really work with their lives, and with so many of us having very full busy lives these days this new breed of hard-wearing, easy to maintain products really do have a place in every home.
PHOTO CREDIT: Prestigious Textiles Azores fabric