What Type Of Upholstery Is Best For Homes With Pets?

Go pet-proof with advice from a local expert on interior design.

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A selection of Sunbrella fabrics.

We love our animals, but they can wreak havoc on our furniture. Susan Marocco of Susan Marocco Interiors in Bedford recommends trying Sunbrella fabrics.

“They can be used outdoors for fading issues as well as indoors,” Marocco says. “You can just wipe the dog drool off with a sponge. Cotton and wool—I like Cowtan & Tout, Lee Jofa, and Donghia—are also very durable, and if you have them Scotch-Guarded, that will help stains and liquids from penetrating the fabric and staining.”



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