Fabric, Plain & Simple (or not): Vinyl

Vinyl is a man-made material. It’s a type of plastic that is made from ethylene (found in crude oil) and chlorine. When processed, the substances are combined to form a PVC resin. The resulting material was invented in the 1920’s by scientists who wanted to develop something that would help to manufacture everyday products that were easier to make and more durable.

I love using this material on furniture in high traffic areas because of its durability. We also have access to some amazing patterns, colors and finishes that add a little edge to a room.

Here is an example of some of the latest vinyls on the market and how I would use them.  This is a more neutral palette, but these vinyls come in all types of colors and textures from muted to extremely bright.

This beautiful ostrich skin patterned vinyl has a metallic finish to it, which would be perfect in a Hollywood Regency style décor on a bench.

Kravet vinyl ostrich pattern

It is not really clear on this web image, but this vinyl has a 2″ x 2″ texture that would work fantastic on a bar stool.

Kravet textured vinyl

This metallic check vinyl would make a durable and beautiful surface for a dining chair.

Kravet vinyl check

This fun circular pattern would work well on an upholstered wall or a cornice board.

Kravet vinyl circular

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