Clive Daniel Home’s talented interior designers in Naples and Boca Raton offer a wealth of knowledge pertaining to each aspect of design—from furnishings to renovations, customization options, design fundamentals, and more. It’s no surprise then, that our designers get asked a LOT of questions. Can I use multiple metal finishes in a room? How do I choose the right paint colors for my home? What size rug do I need? Can I mix and match design styles?

But, what’s the #1 question our interior designers receive? For Boca Raton interior designer Lisa Nieves, it’s a surprising one: “Can I order this in a performance fabric?”

Performance fabrics might not be at the forefront of most people’s minds, but their benefits are. “Often, clients love the look of a pristine white sofa but have concerns about maintaining it,” Lisa said. “They want to be able to drink a glass of red wine without worrying about what might happen if it spills, for example, or sit down after coming in from the beach without wondering if their swimsuits and sandy feet will ruin it.”

Performance fabrics make both those scenarios non-issues. Not only are they stain resistant, but they’re also fade resistant and designed to withstand lots of physical wear and tear. Plus, there’s no sacrificing style when using them: “Performance fabrics have come a long way, which is why I love them so much,” Lisa said.

Clive Daniel Home offers a wide variety of luxurious styles, including ones that mimic the finest cottons and linens, making them the perfect solution for high-traffic areas of the home. Lisa’s current favorites include Scalamandré’s Trio collection and Thibaut’s Crypton Home fabrics. She’s used them in projects of all kinds, including this Aurora Award-winning home.

“I’ve been using performance projects in my clients’ homes for many years and have yet to receive a single complaint about a problem with them,” she said. “They really do help you make your space look like a showroom without having to treat it like one.”

To see Clive Daniel Home’s full range of performance fabric and upholstery options, visit us in Naples or Boca Raton Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm or Sunday 12pm- 5pm.