Am I crazy to do Slipcovers in Chenille?
Hi there, I am new here and hoping I could get some advice. I apologize for the long post. The first part is about fabric, then second part about brands.
Should I do a Chenille Slipcover? I really wanted to do a pottery barn style sectional for our family room but with two very active boys (6 & 8) I cannot see doing canvas and having it look nice or last long. So I was thinking of doing the slipcovers in a chenille -- but I haven't seen this anywhere. Is this because it looks strange or is ill-fitting? Should I just give up the idea of a slipcover and do the upholstered sofa with a skirt?
Part II. I have read the posts on Lee, Rowe and Clayton Marcus and I am consdering one of the above for a family room sectional (I know the arguments against sectionals, but it works in our space and we are not moving). I am having a bit of a decision making problem b/c I can't decide whether to go with the lee which is 2 x the price of the rowe. We have a friend in the furniture business and he said that Rowe quality is fine and that they have a good product. We had a "Domain" sofa for 12 years and while the back pillows are looking a little crushed, overall it held up pretty well and we were happy with it. I can't imagine this will be a forever couch, but I want something that will withstand some jumping on (when my back is turned) and look nice and last 10 years.
Here are the sofas I am considering (sorry I don't know how to insert a link), Rowe Masquerade Slipcovered, Rowe Mayfield Upholstered, Clayton Marcus Upholstered and Lee Industries 2375:
Thanks in advance for your help and advice!!!