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The Latest Trend in Home Design: Ultra-Form Meets Uber-Function
See how this elevated concept of beauty and convenience is translated organically into the home through such designs as performance fabrics
Posted April 15, 2017
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Mid-‐century luxe is the specialty of furniture maker Thayer Coggin, whose “Twiggy” lounge chair is shown here in Aria Cool Gray Crypton Home Fabric.
We are all familiar with the term “form meets function.” But a new trend is taking this concept to the next level. It is no longer just about injecting your space with beautiful things that work properly, it is about ramping up your design and infusing it with ultra-luxurious items that are also revolutionary in their function.
Worry‐free velvet by Crypton Home Fabric adds chic softness to a tufted upholstered bed by Vanguard Furniture.
This concept is spreading to all areas of home design. Surfaces are being affected in the best way. Easy-to-clean paint now comes in colors that break the mold—vibrant hues that make their own statements. Porcelain tile is being produced in the natural shades, veining, and hues of wood. In addition, almost everywhere you look home automation is taking over. You can now control your window shades, kitchen appliances, and thermostat from your smart devices—the ultimate functional convenience. But arguably the most important part of the home being transformed by this new “ultra-form meets uber-function” trend is performance fabrics. Fabrics used to be one of the most perishable elements in the home, or if you had a durable fabric, the designs were limited. Today, performance fabrics are made especially for indoors in all different patterns and textures, making them perfect for everything from banquettes and upholstered furniture to dressing area seating and custom bedding.
Thibaut offers beautiful collections of Crypton Home Fabric in stylish colors, textures and patterns through designers.
When deciding on fabric, plan carefully, as it can literally last a lifetime. Don’t be afraid to use the cleanest canvas of all—gorgeous white! Beautiful neutrals such as rich cream, sea foam, or robin’s egg blue make for a great foundation in any room. This way you can change and edit your accessories—such as throws, pillows, vases, frames, etc.—to create different looks as you fall in love with new color palettes or patterns.
Designers are creating entire lines of performance upholstery fabrics such as these Crypton textures and wovens by noted Canadian interior designer Meredith Heron for JF Fabric.
The Crypton Home Fabric collection is the best of both worlds—stylish designs coupled with unsurpassed durability. Skilled designers and engineers routinely craft new looks and textures to meet Crypton specifications for durability. Soft, durable, and resistant to stains and odors, Crypton Home Fabric is available in a vast array of textures and vibrant colors. Crypton Home allows design lovers with a busy lifestyle to create with confidence, light and bright, knowing their investment will last beautifully.