Tips for a Quick Summer Textile Refresh

June 28, 2018

With a new season comes the urge to refresh interior spaces to match. In winter, we bring warmth to chilly Charleston days with plenty of layers and soft, nubby textiles. In summer, we want summer textiles that are light, bright, fun, and crisp.

You can refresh your space for summer, or for an entire next chapter, with a creative summer textile makeover.

Durable Fabrics for Lowcountry Living

 One of our favorite ways to make a home live well during hot, humid Lowcountry summers is to recover furniture with the next generation of Sunbrella fabric.

For years Sunbrella has been taking a substantial share of the indoor textiles market, and for good reason. Where the old Sunbrella was strictly for patio furniture and only came in beige or bright jewel tones, the new Sunbrella is virtually limitless.

Sunbrella fabrics are still UV and fade resistant, so they’re perfect for outdoors or covered spaces, for curtains and drapes, or for sofas and chairs that live in direct sunlight. They are mold and mildew resistant so that they won’t disintegrate in the salty air. They’re also bleachable so that you can wash to your heart’s content.

Of course, Sunbrella fabrics come in thousands of colors and patterns.

 Contemporary Style

 We have been having a wonderful time using Pierre Frey textiles in our projects. This company is known for having bold, eclectic, stylized patterns with plenty of elegance and charm.

Pierre Frey makes fabrics for curtains and drapes, wallpapers, rugs, and upholstery. If you’d like an exceptionally elegant or bold textile refresh, Pierre Frey won’t disappoint.


 This year fabric trends for interiors are leaning toward bold botanicals, oversized leafy tropical, and anything inspired by nature. For an easy refresh, recover accent chairs or throw pillows. For a longer-lasting change, recover sofas and sections, and consider replacing window coverings.

Whether you go big or small, refreshing your textiles can get you in the spirit for the relaxing beach weekends and lively parties that are all part of Charleston summers.