For a household with many pets, sofas were upholstered in high performance fabric. Throughout the rooms, designers brought in color in fun, surprising ways. Here, a built-in bookshelf gets a coat of pretty blue.
Built-in storage acts like a magic trick on kid clutter. Toys, books, stuffed animals are organized easily away into this playroom's built-in shelving. In another kid-friendly move, the bench cushion is upholstered in durable performance fabric.
This covered porch from the HGTV Dream Home 2012 provides ample space for entertaining. Sturdy, solid aluminum furnishings are paired with cushions covered in stain-, mold- and mildew-resistant performance fabric. The chocolate upholstery color complements the bold, graphic, all-weather area rug.
To create a room that is comfortable and can stand up to a lot of pets, designers used furniture upholstered in performance fabrics: Sunbrella, Crypton and leather. Flooring is luxury vinyl tile. For color, a large painting by artist Gina Hurry hangs over the fireplace.
Kid friendly and tasteful need not be mutually exclusive! In this open concept living room, sofas are covered in Crypton performance fabric, resistant to spills and daily wear and tear. For a unique finish around the fireplace, designers covered the wall in metallic cork wallpaper.
Vaulted ceilings give this contemporary game room a lofty feeling, paired with lots of textures from the white carpet flooring to colorful throw pillows on the performance fabric sofa. Heavy wooden furniture gives the room an old world feel and provides plenty of space for board games.
The goals for the playroom design? Practicality, lots of comfy seating, clutter control and flexibility (the owners wanted a room that could be adapted as kids get bigger). A cozy built-in bench handily solved two of the needs, upholstered in performance fabrics for better durability and easy cleaning.
Neutral dressers double as nightstands with mirrors in this calming gray guest room. A comfy bed with a performance fabric, tufted headboard sits in the center of the room on white carpet flooring. A nickel-brushed lantern pendant light hangs above a tufted bench at the foot of the bed.
An oversized upholstered ottoman packs a powerful design punch in this kid-friendly living room. The soft performance fabric coordinates with the tonal blue on the walls, art, and other textiles in the space. The ottoman is versatile for entertaining, relaxation or for the kiddos to jump and play on.
Gray patterned wallpaper with a metallic finish wraps the walls of this gray guest bedroom. Neutral furniture gives the room a light and bright feeling, from the dresser and mirror combo that flanks the bed with performance neutral fabric and a tufted headboard. A lantern pendant light adds a bit of traditional elegance.