By Cristina Marrone
June 06, 2024

Luxury fabrics for residential rental properties

Selecting fabrics for show homes, residential apartments and other commercial properties requires a delicate balance of style with durability and functionality. These spaces are, after all, designed and created to be the best possible example of the product and service that a business offers. It stands to reason, then, that when faced with a procurement project such as this, you need access to the best possible fabrics.


Vulcano Chestnut Sofa 2
Vulcano Chestnut Sofa 1

In show homes, where every detail contributes to the overall ambience, fabrics play an important part in conveying a sense of sophistication and elegance. Opting for high-quality materials sourced from a reputable supplier ensures a luxurious feel that will appeal to potential buyers or tenants. From sumptuous velvets to crisp linens, each fabric choice contributes to crafting a cohesive and inviting atmosphere that entices visitors to envision themselves living in the space.

The designer for this city-based development opted for a range of fabrics from Cristina Marrone. These feature throughout the property on various upholstered furniture and beds. They chose the incredibly hard-wearing Vulcano for their headboards. This versatile chenille is available in a range of colours for domestic or commercial use.

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Not only does the Vulcano Sand pictured on the headboards look strikingly contemporary but it scores 60,000 rubs which may seem surprising given its light and delicate appearance. And, because Vulcano has been treated to Green FR, buyers have peace of mind that the necessary specifications will be met. Green FR is a revolutionary eco-conscious alternative to conventional flame retardancy treatments.

Cristina Marrone’s fabric can be seen across the development. This includes on sofas in the building; where Vulcano is again a popular choice. Opting for the darker Vulcano Chestnut here creates a rich and opulent design scheme which allows space for vibrant pops of colour in the soft furnishings. Overall the design and choice of fabrics help create an opulent and spacious feel.

Vulcanco Sand Bed 3
Passionate Midnight Sofa 3

Elsewhere, the designer has opted for the ever-popular Passione in the undeniably contemporary shade Midnight. This deep blue velvet is much sought after because, not only does it look wonderful, it has an unbelievably high rub count of 100,000. This makes it a dream when designing a commercial space as it adds a highly premium feel while being able to withstand a huge amount of wear and tear: ideal for rental properties.

Suitable for both commercial and residential properties, the Passione Midnight fabric can be treated up to crib 5 and is available in a selection of thirty-six shades. Here, the designer has opted overall for a fairly neutral colour scheme. But in contrast, the deep blue sofa creates a focal point for the room and the playful addition of bright cushions helps the scheme to pop. It’s an excellent example of how the fabric you choose can help you create a warm and desirable place to live.

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The Passione range offers everything from the vibrant Flame and striking Cerise to the rich Saffron and classic Wedgewood. There’s even a broad range of neutrals such as Linen and Latte, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of settings that are likely to experience heavy footfall.

In residential apartments, practicality plays as much of an important role as aesthetics. Fabrics must be durable enough to withstand regular use, yet still exude style and comfort. Considerations such as stain resistance, easy cleaning, and colour fastness become essential factors in selecting the ideal materials. From pet-friendly upholstery to fade-resistant drapery, prioritising fabrics that offer both resilience and beauty ensures longevity and satisfaction for residents.

Whether for show homes or residential apartments, the art of choosing fabrics lies in striking the perfect balance between allure and functionality. By carefully selecting materials that marry exquisite design with practicality, designers can create spaces that not only inspire awe but also stand the test of time, enriching the lives of those who inhabit them.

If you'd like to find out more about partnering with Cristina Marrone on your next commercial project, get in touch with our team today.

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