5 Performance Furniture Upgrades You'll Have Forever - Crypton

5 Performance Furniture Upgrades You'll Have Forever

April 18, 2023
5 ways to refresh home decor Miranda Kerr Universal Tranquility sofa with Crypton Home Fabric

Stylish performance furniture picks from your favorite sources.

There are so many ways to add an instant update to the look of your interior with just a simple sofa switch or the addition of a great chair or bench. Here are 5 tips for refresh your look along with great new finds at the places America trusts most for style and taste. And because they’re all covered in Crypton Home performance fabrics, they all complete with carefree quality that lasts.

1. Upgrade to a White Sofa that Will Actually Stay White – New Performance Sofas from Miranda Kerr

The soothing curves of Miranda Kerr’s Tranquility collection are an effortlessly chic choice.

Recently, in a midcentury landmark home cantilevered over the hills above Los Angeles, a group of editors, influencers and celebrities gathered to celebrate the launch of Miranda Kerr’s new Tranquility collection on the occasion of its debut at One King’s Lane. The dynamic model-turned-entrepreneur has teamed with Universal Furniture to create a collection as beautiful as it is livable. One Kings Lane the exclusive online retail launch partner for these furnishings, designed to bring “love, joy, and bliss” into your home.

Miranda Kerr relaxes on the Tranquility sofa, her own design.

A highlight of the collection is the Tranquility Sofa. Made in the USA, this curvaceous sofa is upholstered in cotton-soft Crypton performance fabric, which resists spills and stains. Choose from an ivory bouclé or a nature-inspired flax tone. That’s not the only reason to love the sofa, though. It’s as comfortable as it is sophisticated, with heavy-gauge sinuous wire springs for durable support and handcrafted cushioning with a high-density, high-resilience foam core wrapped in sumptuously soft fiber.

The Tranquility sofa in a soft, soothing Flax Crypton Home bouclé. At One King’s Lane.

2. Unwind Without Stressing Over Spills – Performance Sectionals from Floyd Home

Floyd Home has once again partnered with Crypton Home on a collaborative launch that is ready now! If you don’t know Floyd, you’re in for a treat. Floyd co-founders Kyle Hoff and Alex O’Dell are daring entrepreneurs who took a philosophy that furniture should be well-designed, adaptable, accessible, and enduring and turned it into a global brand with mindful, exciting products. They’ve been collaborating with Crypton sor the past couple years, with furniture that has become their best-selling of all time.

Forget your cares as you melt into the ultra cool Floyd Home Sink Down Sectional in Crypton Cambric.

Their new Sink Down Sectional, offered in a choice of four beautiful, durable Crypton Home fabrics, is a great example of truly thoughtful design. Like everything Floyd does, it is, frankly, just cool. Comfortable yet clean-lined, the Sink Down Sectional features Crypton’s recycled cotton fabric, woven at Crypton Mills in North Carolina. The two Detroit-based design brands share a commitment to the thinking reflected in Floyd’s tagline: “Original design. Made for keeping.” Color choices in Crypton’s recycled Cambric performance cotton are: cool grey Aspen, charcoal grey Mineral, rich chestnut Sienna and a sophisticated neutral called Rye.

High Point market preview Crypton Home fabric Floyd Sink Down Sectional
Nature outdoors meets nature indoors for a major stress relief moment, swaddled in recycled cotton.

3. Try a Texture Refresh: Upgrade to Velvet Performance Fabric

This is not your grandmother’s velvet. If you’ve been timid about this texture in the past, it’s time for another look. A velvet sofa is a statement piece for sure, capable of transforming your whole vibe. But you’d be surprised how easily it will nest into your interior with all of your other things as long as you choose a color that you love. In fact, if you go big, you’ll love going home. The Muse sofa at Design Within Reach can be the dramatic hero of any room. It combines exaggerated, sculptural forms and sensual, textural materials to deliver comfort, playfulness, and permanence.

The Muse Sofa by Sarah Ellison at Design Within Reach in Crypton Home Caramel Velvet.

This sofa has a grounding quality. It creates a space where the sitter feels a sense of calm and warmth. “My collections are all about comfort, sculptural shapes, and bold proportions,” says the Muse’s designer Sarah Ellison. Ellison’s nostalgia for overstuffed sofas and materials like velvet may stem from the 1970s. However. she takes them in a decidedly modern direction. As for the velvet? It is rich and elegant, sure. But also this Crypton Home velvet is ready for anything. It keeps looking great for years to come. Choose from three tones in a very current yet timeless palette. They’re all inspired by nature’s own desert hues: Caramel, Dune and Agave.

Prefer your velvet more subtle? Try the Beetle Chair from Design Within Reach in Fern Crypton velvet.

Not ready for a new sofa but love the idea of incorporating some velvet for your refresh? The elegant, petal shaped seat and back of the Beetle side chair will fit the bill. Because it’s Crypton velvet it makes a great dining chair, but works a charm as a desk chair, dressing table chair or an occasional chair. Choose from six subtle, earthbound colors of Crypton velvet: Fern, Taupe, Sapphire, Rose, Dove or Anthracite.

4. Put your dining room on swivel. Upgrade to Sleek Performance Fabric Dining Chairs.

A great host knows how to build in little details that make the dining experience more fun, and help guests feel relaxed and comfortable. Martini’s? Maybe. But your decor can actually add an extra air of conviviality to the occasion. It’s why we make centerpieces or instagram-worthy grazing platters – to bring people present to the moment. In a smart turn of events, Arhaus, the luxury home design retailer, has brought the popularity of living room swivel chairs into the dining room.

Take your turn! Enjoy the Kira swivel dining chair in Crypton Nomad Slate then let your guests try them!

These delightful dining chairs are fully upholstered in Crypton Home fabric for easy cleaning. Also, they’re fun to swivel so you can easily interact with others at the table. Nobody feels “stuck” at the ends, and the chairs are comfortable, soft and inviting. The five beautifully soft, textural choices include best-selling Nomad Snow, Nomad Slate and Nomad Linen plus the super inviting Cushing Slate or Cushing Storm.

The stunning Arhaus Kira swivel dining chairs in Crypton Home’s renowned Nomad Snow.

5. Embrace the Weaving Tradition: Create a Cozy Space with Textured Weave Performance Upholstered Accent Chairs

The lore of the loom has touchpoints in art, literature and craft. The idea of spinning a tale springs from a time when threads were spun at home. In fact, some people spent a lifetime immersed in the handcraft of warp and weft. They used patterns in textiles to tell the stories of their lives. Today, there are still those who honor the weaving traditions. Bringing some of those woven textures and patterns home is a great way to add soul to your space.

Ballard Designs has some amazing Crypton woven textures and patterns, which you can order on any of their upholstered furniture pieces, or by the yard if you’re attached to a piece and want to have it re-covered or if you’re a designer specifying COM (a trade term that stands for ‘customer’s own material’).

Crypton Home’s Tolkie is a monochrome, bas relief geometric, offered any piece at Ballard Designs.

Upholstery fabrics with rich geometric texture are rare, especially ones with family-friendly performance built right in. Tolkie Performance Fabric by the yard is offered in Oatmeal or Gray. It’s a high-performance indoor upholstery fabric engineered to resist stains, moisture, and odors. In fact, Crypton can extend the life of your fabric for seven years, minimizing replacement and helping to protect the environment. Tolkie Oatmeal is woven in a high/low weave for a soft, supple feel. It has great durability perfect for a favorite wing chair, sofa, sectional or breakfast nook.

Crypton Home Emmeline in Ivy at Ballard Designs is a bold botanical pattern achieved by weaving.

Skillful weaving also produces patterns. Richer and more embroidery-esque than printed patterns, these add a delightful maximalist vibe to any room. With the popularity of pattern mixing in both fashion and home design, pattern lovers can add a few – and impart some oomph. Emmeline, Shown above in Ivy, is a bold designer-y botanical that’s ready to add a pop of drama anywhere. It takes an office chair from okay to “oh, hey!” so imagine what it could do on a sofa. Emmeline also comes in Slate, Ebony, Sisal, Lapis and Oyster tones.

Crypton Home’s Faygo Rain at Ballard Designs brings a breezy, coastal vibe to this dining nook.

A great way to perk up a dining nook is to replace individual chairs on one, two or three sides with a cozy banquette in a great performance fabric that can stand up to morning coffee and late night ice cream splurges and every spill in between.

Check out all of our many retail partners and their amazing offerings of Crypton Home to refresh every room in your home using our fun where-to-find guide!

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