Fabrics from 3Beaches & Sunbrella
Fabrics are an all-time favourite thing for me to select when designing homes. I especially enjoy discovering fabrics for the outdoors as I love how we are using our outdoor spaces more and more. As a designer, I find myself inundated with beautiful textile options – there are so many choices! One frequent challenge for both designers and homeowners is choosing outdoor fabrics that work together with indoor selections, as it can be tricky to create that seamless connection.
Over the past few years I have loved working with the incredibly talented girls from 3Beaches Textiles. Their designs and colourways are just beautiful, and we love that they are Australian designers! Their fabrics are also manufactured by Sunbrella, a company with an impeccable reputation for manufacturing fabrics for use inside the home, outside by the pool, in commercial spaces and for use on boats. We find ourselves choosing 3Beaches and Sunbrella fabrics often for a few reasons:
As a performance fabric, they are easy to clean, fadeproof and water resistant, and suitable for both inside and outdoor use. The Sunbrella brand is known for legendary performance, and we know we can trust the brand promise with an industry leading 5-year warranty on fade resistance – a perfect solution for our Australian climate!
Sunbrella fabrics for indoor or outdoor use are soft to handle, so can be used inside by the window or on your bed but are also ultra-durable and suitable for use outside by the pool. At the Farmhouse, we used the fabrics all throughout the house, on our outdoor furniture, and even on our umbrellas. We also love that homeowners don’t have to worry over bringing the cushions and throws indoors when extreme weather hits. One less thing to worry over when the seasons shift!
Sunbrella fabrics are also a very practical choice for red wine drinkers as well as homes with children or pets as it is bleach cleanable (without changing colour), though most stains can be easily removed with a gentle detergent or even just soap and water. 3Beaches carries a wide range of Sunbrella patterns, colours, and textures in their product line – all of which are bleach cleanable since the performance is built into the core fiber of the fabrics.
For the Farmhouse Project, we chose to use Sunbrella because it is an industry leader in performance textiles, manufactured in the USA. And 3Beaches offers a bespoke product line with an exclusive relationship with Sunbrella. The line is stocked in Australia by an Australian-owned company and each pattern design starts as artwork from the designers Niamh (Neeve) Brennan and Sonya Romeo.
3Beaches offers a wide variety of patterns, stripes and solid colours that come in a range of textures and colours and are suitable for residential, commercial and marine use.
Bring Spaces to Life I think the most important point is these fabrics make your indoor and outdoor spaces sing. The colourways are beautiful, and the design patterns are divine. It really creates a bespoke designer feel in any area.