A Beloved Sofa Refresh with Caitlin Flemming x Perennials


Collaborating with Caitlin Flemming, interior designer, stylist, and creator of the lifestyle and design blog, Sacramento Street, has been a dreamy merging of creative spirits each time we’ve come together. We’ve been proud to serve as a revitalization resource for many of Caitlin’s wonderful projects, so when we starting discussing a beloved sofa in her very own home that was calling for an upholstery refresh, we all knew it was meant to be. We also knew Perennials was the ideal partner for luxe, resilient upholstery fabric befitting Caitlin’s signature clean, crisp, layered style. Never fear a sofa upholstered in white linen when Perennials is part of the equation — they have crafted beautiful fabrics that stand up to real life.

BEFORE: Ready for an upholstery Refresh

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Revitalized in 1 Simple Step:

Sometimes all it takes is an outfit change. Perennials’ Rough n Rowdy upholstery fabric was the perfect choice for a family sofa, or anyone who loves white and doesn’t want to live in fear of red wine.

Here’s what we did:

  • Reupholster sofa in Rough n Rowdy blanca fabric from Perennials

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AFTER: Fearless Family-Friendly White Upholstered Sofa

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We chatted with Caitlin to learn more about her revitalization decisions and experience.

Tell us the sofa’s backstory...

CF: We’ve had the sofa about seven years but nearly five of those years we had kiddos and that is a completely new ballgame for how you decorate the house. They are pretty good, but dirty hands often end up on the furniture. It was time to get it reupholstering and I turned to Revitaliste.

Why reupholstery your sofa?

CF: I chose to revitalize because I always believe we should buy pieces to last rather than replacing them all of the time. I don’t want to have a sofa in landfill when all it takes is a reupholstering. The bones of the sofa were in great shape.

Why did you select Perennials fabric?

CF: Frequently, my clients want fabrics that can withstand a life filled with children, dogs, spilled wine, etc. Perennials fabrics have so many choices that are a dream come true for those who want a fabric easy to clean. Their fabrics don’t look like stain-resistant fabric which makes them even better. For instance, the Rough n Rowdy fabric I used on my sofa looks like a white linen. We’ve used it in the past for clients and all of them adore it - as do I!

White upholstery fabric can be intimidating…

CF: I wondered if I had made a huge mistake myself when my daughter put her hands on it with dirt and blueberries! Luckily, it easily came out.

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Perennials’ fabric, stain averted

What was it like working with Revitaliste?

CF: Working with Revitaliste has been a dream. I use them often for my clients pieces and knew it was the company to turn to. They make the process so easy and take care of every detail. I couldn’t believe the quality of work. The sofa looks better than ever!

Thank you to Caitlin Flemming, Sacramento Street, and Perennials for their partnership on this revitalization.

Wondering where to get your sofa reupholstered? Start by requesting an upholstery quote here.

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all photos by Andrea Posadas