Saturday, August 27, 2011
I heart Quatrine Washable Furniture.
They're My Pick for Long-lasting Pieces
and Stylishly Durable Slipcovers.
Even, Sam, our 5-year-old Aussie, loves them!
Yep, Sam is one of the family. So, sure he's allowed on the furniture.
Especially since we have easy to wash and dry slip-covered Quatrine furniture.
So purr-fect for pets. For playful children. And especially suited for guests who get
a bit excited and accidentally
tip their wine glasses.
Listen, I don't stop and do a "commercial" like this unless I really,really mean it. Definitely take this one as an endorsement -- that's done on my own accord. I wanted to post to say how very pleased I am with my recent -- and third -- slipcover purchase from Quatrine. Actually, I didn't even want to take them out of their cute burlap cases when they arrived here in Colorado.
I stacked them here in on a bedroom loveseat. I wanted to admire the packaging
a little longer.
Gosh, it's been a dozen or so years since I bought Quatrine's Monterey Sofa and Sevilla chair-and-a-half for our (former) three-story Houston townhouse. Such sturdy pieces!
When they say they "value you as a life-long client," Quatrine seem to mean it.
(GO here to see how their various pieces are constructed.) Even our cushions have lasted. And that's amazing in of itself.
As long as you like the style you initially buy, it's easy to change out the look with a new slipcover. Especially since they periodically place their fabrics on sale.
Each time I've gone in, I've had to ask reminders of what my pieces are called so they can be fitted appropriately. (Their sofas, chairs, ottomans and other pieces all fall under collection names.) And, each time the sales rep gets on the company's computer, calls it up and lets me know.
A couple of months ago, I walked into Quatrine's West University store in Houston and did the same thing. "What do I have again?"
2411 Times Blvd. Suite 120
Houston TX , 77005
Phone: 713-521-1915/Fax: 713-521-1916
This time I approached the process a little differently. Even though Quatrine offers a slew of fabric options, I already owned stacks of upholstery fabrics and wanted to use what I had, if I could.
Monica Alor at the Houston shop made sure I got what I wanted! As a return customer, I greatly appreciated the attention and her help.
I pulled out a Robert Allen fabric for my Sevilla chair. I was so happy to have enough yardage. Quatrine's custom team want as much of the fabric as possible -- in case it shrinks during the washing process. Since I didn't have a coordinating fabric, I turned to Fabric.com. This company offers a great selection at affordable prices! I had selected a nice linen. But by the time I had firmly decided on my plans, they had sold it all. I then selected a brown cotton. I know it sounds a bit boring, but it does complement the Robert Allen fabric.
This is the Robert Allen fabric, which hangs nicely. It's a blend (perhaps linen/rayon),
but that's all I can recall.
I like the geometrical pattern; it looks rather hip and "today." Plus, it matched an old cabinet I have attached to our basement room wall.
I did send swatches to Quatrine's custom order people in advance so there would be no surprises. I wanted to make sure that the fabric would wash OK, particularly the Robert Allen material.
The end results:
Other happy Quatrine customers (photos pulled from the company site):
Quatrine's custom pet pad.
Thank you again, Monica -- and Liz at Quatrine!
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