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Customizing Dream Furniture: My Bassett Experience

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Have you ever been furniture shopping and thought, “That piece would be perfect if…the color of the upholstery was just a little lighter, I could change the finish on that coffee table, if that loveseat came in leather or if I could change the pedestal of that dining table?”.  I know I have…about 7,000 times.

Bassett Furniture in Frisco, TX

No more my friends, no more.  I was recently invited to visit the brand new Bassett Furniture store in Frisco, TX and I was genuinely blown away.  The customization options they have are endless and there aren’t just one or two good choices in the bunch – the upholstery, the finishes, the furniture: it’s all beautiful, on-trend and the quality is second to none.

If you haven’t visited a Basset Furniture in a while (or any furniture store for that matter because we’ve all been doing that online, right?) you won’t know what hit you…especially in this Frisco store.  The entire store is designed perfectly with styled living room, bedroom and dining spaces so you can see first-hand what your rooms will look like with Bassett’s pieces and all of their customizable options are on display too.

You’ll get to see and touch the hundreds of upholstery options, walk on the rug samples and sit on the dozens of chair and sofa varieties they offer just to name a few. During my visit to the Frisco store I realized somewhere along the way we as shoppers put the convenience of online shopping too high on our priority list and forgot the value of actually putting our hands on the furniture that we’re buying.  From what I’ve seen and experienced that has resulted in a lot of expensive and complicated returns or worse, living with furniture that you don’t like. I love that Bassett offers a solution to this problem.

Also, each Bassett store offers top-notch advice to the consumer from their Design Consultants.  These magical people are interior designers that will assist you from the minute you walk in the door and help you make the right furniture choices for you and your family.  In most furniture stores, the services of an interior designer will cost you, but with Bassett this huge benefit is free. I couldn’t have made the right decisions that I did without Aleena, my DC at the Frisco store, and I truly felt that she was there to help me – not sell me.

The exciting aspect of the Frisco location specifically is that this store is one of a kind.  All of the Bassett locations offer the same, incredible customization options, but if you live in the DFW area I highly recommend you make a trip to the Frisco store to see these impressive new features in person.

My Visit

One of the first things I noticed when I walked in were the huge touch screens, ready and waiting for you to build your dream piece of furniture. Even more impressive is the huge design studio in the heart of the store…for a gal like me, that dreams about pretty furniture and rooms, it was mesmerizing.

Hundreds of upholstery options line the walls, all of the wood finishes and colors are displayed for you to touch and choose from and they even have a beautiful reveal space where you can watch your designs come to life on a television screen (while sitting on one of their dreamy couches, of course😉).  It’s seriously like being a part of an HGTV show…so, I guess it’s not a shock that Bassett & HGTV are partners!

My Choices

The day I visited Bassett I was on the hunt for pieces for my living room and dining room.  Like any good millennial, I had done my research on the website before my visit and thought I knew exactly what I was going to choose, but thanks to Bassett’s Design Studio and all of the choices at my fingertips I ended up tweaking a few of my original choices.

Being able to see things like the wood finishes for the dining room tables in person helped me make the decision to switch from the Bench Made line’s Alpine Oak to Nubuck Oak. Both were so beautiful I had a hard time choosing and thankfully Aleena helped me with that! We decided to keep the base of the table Alpine Oak and make the top Nubuck.  I couldn’t believe that I was able to customize the table that specifically, but apparently at Bassett all design dreams are possible!

I also made a huge change in our choice of sofa from an Envelop to a Beckham.  For our sofa, I was looking for comfort, a chaise option (hopefully switchable) and clean, modern lines.  I got all of that and more in the Beckham.

There are dozens of different configurations you can picking from and I ended up choosing the storage ottoman instead of an actual chaise because it will function like a chaise, but we can switch it around and it will help store all of the toys. Huge win. Another kid perk? For the upholstery I chose Performance Basket Weave Bone.  It’s a lighter color so I made sure to ask about cleaning and Aleena talked me through the simple, but effective cleaning process and now I feel totally comfortable bringing it home to our two babes. Talk about full service!

One of the things that most impressed me during my visit were the throw pillow options. I know what you’re thinking, huh?? Throw pillows instead of all of that amazing furniture? What I was impressed with though was process of choosing them.  I’ve ordered sofas before that arrived on delivery day with a few hideous throw pillows that I didn’t know were coming and were not anything close to what I would have chosen. Not the case here. You know what I’m talking about, right?  You don’t have to use them of course, but it’s a little disappointing for a sofa to not include pillows that you like, especially when you’ve just made such a big investment.

Bassett kicked that old practice to the curb by letting me choose a certain number of pillows for each piece of my sofa. It was so fun to go through all of the fabric options (remember the Design Studio??🙌🏻) and mix and match until we got the perfect combo.  I even saw a chair later in my visit that was covered in the fabric of one of my choices! I’m telling you the options are endless.

I also loved going through all of the rug choices in person and being able to lay those right alongside my sofa and pillow choices to make sure they would all flow. Priceless!

All in all, I hope y’all can tell I as genuinely impressed. Impressed with the service at Bassett, the pieces themselves and just the entire process. Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I can’t wait to update you guys once our pieces start arriving.  Christmas is coming early for momma this year!



My Bassett Choices

Beckham Sofa

Bluffton Rectangular Cocktail Table

Bench Made Dining Table

Bluffton End Table 

Florentine Rug 

Abbey Pillow

Ferguson Pillow


Deveraux Table Lamp

Bench Made Oak Bench

Soho Odyssey Cabinet

Abbegail Wall Mirror


Wesley Pendant


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We purchased several pieces of Bassett furniture, a little over a year ago and are extremely displeased with the quality. The fabric, on our sofa is showing all-over wear/pilling and the table has multiple small dents/scratches.

Several months after purchase I was concerned with the sofa and contacted our store directly (they came out twice over a few month period). Our main concern was the amount of pilling and wear on the fabric body and edges. The representative used a fabric fuzz remover and said the pilling should not continue and suggested to speed the process we could have the fabric cleaned (which would stop the process). We were also told at this time that pilling was not covered by their warranty. I've since purchased a fuzz remover, had the fabric cleaned and still have found the need to de-fuzz it every few months. After a bit over a year the fabric looks worn and shabby.

We are newly retired and did our research before our move and purchase. We truly believed Bassett to be a quality product. We were also told (by our sales person), at the time of purchase, that the fabric we chose was a higher grade fabric (with a higher price point). I believed at the time we had made a quality purchase.

I've had many upholstered pieces over my lifetime and have never experienced this type of breakdown in such a short amount of time (my last sofa was 15 years old and never pilled or showed fabric wear). I'm also not one to complain for minor imperfections, however this was a major purchase, I'm now faced with replacing.

At the same time we purchased a dining table and chairs. I agree with others that the wood is very soft and dents/scratches easily. I'm not sure but it may be both soft wood and/or an inferior finish.

Read the fine print.....!

After contacting both the store and the manufacturer directly I was told they were sorry I was dissatisfied but the warranty doesn't cover my problems.

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Best Performance Fabric Sofa | 13 That Will Make You Want To Entertain

Looking for the best performance fabric sofa for your living space? Check out all the stylish options that are no fuss and easy to clean.

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Best Performance Fabric Sofa

Many people love the look of a white or ivory sofa but they are afraid it will stain. If this sounds like you then I am here to help guide you through the process.

So here’s the thing if you buy a regular sofa in say cotton or linen then yes over time you will have stains.

On the other hand, if you invest a little extra money in a high-performance fabric you will have peace of mind while you entertain.

This is because fabrics like Crypton, Revolution, or Sunbrella are stain-resistant and super durable. I’ll explain more details below but know that a white high-performance fabric sofa will look fabulous for years and years.

And yes even YOU can have one!!

This post is all about the best performance fabric sofa for your living space.

Performance Fabric Sofa Ideas

During my time at the furniture design center, I learned about the benefits of using high-performance fabrics in sofas.

There are many to choose from but the concept is they are more durable and stain-resistant than non-performance fabrics.

The featured sofa above is the Beckham pit sectional in Bone (Revolution high-performance fabric). That stain-resistant couch style was my number one top seller as a design consultant.

All reviews on the modular pit sofa and fabric were positive in my experience.

If you love to entertain, have pets, or have small children you should ask about your performance fabric sofa options. Using this fabric on your new sofa will give you peace of mind so you are not stressing over an upholstery stain.

There are performance fabrics in chenille, velvet, wool, and canvas to name a few. Many look the same, if not very similar, as the regular fabrics you are used to.

You will get the same luxe look and feel but with resilience and durability.

No matter your design style many sofa silhouettes are available in performance fabrics so there is definitely one for you.


Performance Fabric Sofa 101

When it comes to performance fabrics there are many names to look out for.

My favorites are:

  • Crypton
  • Revolution
  • Sunbrella (popular in outdoor furniture)

These fabrics are kid-tested, pet friendly, and sustainable.

Since they are durable they are longer lasting and better for the environment.

Before I share the performance fabric sofas let’s talk a little about these fabrics.

1. Crypton Fabric

Crypton fabric is stain & spill-resistant to both water and oil-based stains. If you pour liquid on this fabric the liquid would literally stay on the surface and will not be absorbed. It is both beautiful and durable.

Highlights of Crypton are:

  • Stain-resistant
  • Beads liquids
  • Rejects odors and bacteria
  • Sustainable and doesn’t harm the planet
  • Available in many textures, colors, and patterns
  • Soft and luxurious

Retailers who carry Crypton fabric sofa options are CB2, Pottery Barn, Lulu and Georgia, and One Kings Lane to name a few.

Cleaning Tips:

How to clean performance fabric:

Most liquids simply roll off of Crypton fabrics, or they can be quickly blotted off the surface with a dry towel or sponge. The spot cleaning method of stain removal can be used for most light to medium stains, such as coffee, red wine, crayon, and ketchup.

Be careful to brush lightly since fibers can be broken or matted during the cleaning process.

2. Revolution Fabric


Revolution performance fabric is stain-resistant and can be cleaned with a bleach and water solution. This fabric is super durable and looks beautiful too.

You can choose white or a light color fabric and have peace of mind.

Revolution fabric comes in a dimensional weave, basketweave, herringbone, boucle blend, looped texture, and slub texture.

Highlights of Revolution Fabric are:

  • 100% woven in the U.S.A.
  • Stain-resistant
  • Bleach cleanable
  • Chemical-free

Retailers who carry Revolution fabric sofa options are Crate & Barrel, Wayfair, Room & Board, and Bassett among others.

Cleaning Tips:

Performance fabrics that look amazing and can be cleaned with a little water. 100% bleach safe.

  1. Remove any loose debris and blot stain.
  2. Blot or spray water and bleach solution on the stain and allow the solution to soak into the fabric (if possible, place a clean towel between the fabric and foam cushion to absorb any excess moisture).
  3. Thoroughly rinse the fabric with water until clean.
  4. Let fabric air dry.

3. Sunbrella Fabric

Very popular in outdoor furniture this fabric is stylish and made to last. It can be used for outdoor, indoor, and even marine living.

There is a wide variety of fabric colors, styles, patterns, and textures available that work with a variety of applications. This fabric can be used in residential, commercial, indoor, and outdoor spaces.

There is a 5-year limited warranty for upholstery fabrics, and a 10-year limited warranty for shade and marine fabrics.

Sunbrella fabric comes in performance chenille, performance velvet, heathered weave, linen, and more!

Highlights of Sunbrella are:

  • Durable
  • Comfortable
  • Soft to the touch
  • Easy to clean
  • Stain-resistant
  • Bleach cleanable
  • Color stable
  • Built-in UV protection
  • Fade-resistant

Retailers who carry Sunbrella performance fabric sofas are Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Williams Sonoma, Bassett plus many more.

Cleaning Tips:

Sunbrella fabrics can be cleaned and sanitized with disinfectants such as bleach and other chemicals without fear of color loss or degradation. Disinfecting or sanitizing often requires the use of strong chemicals that might damage other fabrics. However, Sunbrella fabric is proven to withstand repeated cleaning with chemicals without voiding our comprehensive warranty.

For more cleaning tips head to the Sunbrella website HERE.

Now that we have the high-performance fabrics out of the way let’s get in the pretty stuff, Shall we?

The sofas shown below are mostly Crypton and Revolution. I’ll do a separate post on Sunbrella sofas since those are typically for outdoor spaces.

Best Performance Fabric Sofa Options


1. Ashby Sofa from Arhaus | 2. Sloane Sofa from West Elm | 3. Curvo Snow Sofa From CB2 | 4. Callahan Sofa from Lulu and Georgia | 5. Peyton Pit Sectional from Crate & Barrel | 6. Elmore Sofa from One Kings Lane | 7. Harmony Sofa from Williams Sonoma | 8. Luka from ZGallerie | 9. Jake Performance Sofa from Pottery Barn | 10. Josephine Sofa from Lulu and Georgia | 11. Parkwood Sofa from Serena & Lily | 12. Revolution Performance from Wayfair | 13. Bowen Sofa, Lucite Leg from Anthropologie

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1. Ashby Performance Fabric Sofa from Arhaus


This Crypton sofa is handcrafted by American upholstery artisans and has a classic, midcentury-inspired silhouette.

The inset feet make each piece appear to float above your floor. This Crypton fabric sofa features deep seating and is upholstered in chic, menswear-inspired performance fabrics.

Crypton® fabrics are Earth-friendly, recyclable, and sustainably certified. They are free of harsh chemicals and halogenated flame retardants. This makes them easy to clean, stain-odor, and moisture resistant.

High-performance fabric is incredibly durable and virtually unstainable. The above neutral fabric sofa is the perfect backdrop no matter your color scheme.

This performance sofa comes with two lumbar pillows that add comfort, luxury, and relaxation. If you are looking to elevate your living space this performance fabric sofa is for you!

Personally, I love the clean lines and modern silhouette. The fact that this performance fabric sofa is stylish and durable makes it a great option for the active home.

No matter your style this performance fabric couch will be a focal point in your interior design.

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2. Sloane Sofa from West Elm


The West Elm high-performance couch above is available in many fabrics including a linen weave or performance velvet options.

Featuring a timeless but trendy silhouette you can choose between three lengths when you place your order. The beautiful design has gracefully bowed arms and a modern approach to elegance.

Each sofa is custom made in your choice of color, fabric, and size so you can choose the one that’s perfect for you.

This stunning beauty is awesome to update the modern contemporary home!

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3. Curvo Snow Performance Fabric Sofa From CB2


This gorgeous curved back sofa is available in three fabrics. The featured image is shown in the Crypton sofa fabric which is soft but durable.

Made of 92% polyester and 8% linen the fabric has the appearance of a plush chenille with a hint of linen. Crypton performance fabric is highly resilient, easy to clean, and can withstand lots of wear.

That said it is the perfect choice for busy families with no time to worry about accidents.

As for the design of this elegant Crypton fabric couch, she features a comfortable crescent shape silhouette with modern champagne-finish legs. This sofa evokes a light and loungey vibe that is perfect for entertaining your girlfriends.

This is one of my favorite Crypton sofa options simply because I LOVE the shape and design. The fact that it is durable and stain-resistant is a bonus!

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4. Callahan Sofa from Lulu and Georgia


There’s nothing more welcoming than a big, comfy sofa! The Callahan Crypton performance fabric sofa features a bench seat, short wooden legs, and down-filled cushions.

If you are after that California eclectic casual vibe then this one is for you! The super modern clean lines will add a touch of simplicity to your space.

No need to worry about accidents because this Cryton fabric sofa is durable and stain-resistant.

Just add a few accent pillows in your favorite color palette to complete the look.

5. Peyton Pit Sectional from Crate & Barrel

pit sectional sofa

By now you know I’m totally obsessed with modular pit sectional couches! They are trendy, stylish, and ridiculously comfortable.

Designed for the modern family, this six-piece sectional features generous, deep seat cushions nestled between wide taper arms.

Peyton features a modern clean line silhouette that consists of two corners, three armless chairs, and an ottoman. The supportive innerspring suspension system makes this a top contender in the performance fabric sofas category.

The design details of this performance sofa have a similar look and feel to the Beckham pit sectional which was my favorite in the Bassett days.

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6. Elmore Performance Fabric Sofa from One Kings Lane


Another thing you should know is I LOVE a good bench seat sofa and this one is a thing of beauty. Featuring a Crypton-treated polyester velvet this stain-resistant sofa is perfect for your contemporary interior design.

Add a sophisticated touch with one of the four color options available in this sofa style.

More details of this Crypton super fabric sofa include track-arms, clean lines, and a soft feather and down-filled pillow top cushion.

Along with the stylish silhouette, another selling feature of this Crypton upholstered sofa is that the high-performance fabric will repel stains, spills, bacteria, and mold.

I mean what more can you ask for in a new couch?

7. Harmony Sofa from Williams Sonoma


Harmony is one of the most comfortable sofas with its deep seat, plush cushions, and lumbar throw pillows. This durable couch is made for sprawling out or curling up with its low, clean-lined frame, reinforced joinery, and plinth base detail. 

There are so many more things to love about this stain-resistant couch! She is available in an abundance of color and fabric options.

Those options include performance fabrics in basketweave, linen, washed canvas, velvet, twill, basket slub, distressed velvet, and chenille!!

So many I know!

This sofa is also available in four widths and three depths. That said once ordered your handcrafted sofa is custom-made just for you.

The materials used are sustainably sourced which makes this couch great for the environment as well.

No matter the style or size of your home you will be able to create the perfect sofa for your living space.

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8. Luka Performance Fabric Sofa from ZGallerie

navy high performance sofa

If you are looking to add a glamorous touch to your home then Luka is a great option. The clean lines, sculptural silhouette, and wide track arms are sure to make a statement in the modern home.

This stain resistant fabric sofa is filled with high-density foam and upholstered by hand using a multi-step process. Each design is as comfortable as it is stylish.

If you are a pit sectional lover like me then you can even get this performance fabric sofa in the modular style as well.


9. Jake Performance Sofa from Pottery Barn


In just over 10 weeks you can get a custom-made stylish performance fabric sofa made to your specifications. This is another option that comes in every color and type of performance fabric you can imagine.

This will give you an idea of the Pottery Barn sofa performance fabric options available.

Whether you are looking for a white performance fabric sofa or colored couch there is one perfect for your needs.

The Jake performance sofa features a sleek transitional design with polished brushed nickel or bronze legs. She has modern track arms, a comfy bench seat, and loose cushions.

Oh and I almost forgot you can choose between four sizes. So whether you have a small space or large this beauty will fit right in!

10. Josephine Sofa from Lulu and Georgia


This stunning silhouette was inspired by the opulence of the 1920s. Upholstered in Crypton performance fabric she is not only trendy but super durable.

Featuring smooth curves and a low profile this performance sofa is both timeless and totally modern. It features a sinuous spring seat construction that will be comfortable and last for many years to come.

Entertain in style and confidence knowing this Crypton couch has your back!

11. Parkwood Sofa from Serena & Lily

crypton fabric sofa

No need to worry about staining with this trendy performance sofa! Woven from 100% solution-dyed acrylic, it will resist wear and tear, staining, mold, and UV radiation!

The luxurious performance fabric has a thick weave that gives the sofa texture and a casual look. This beauty is perfect for any design style from the modern home to a more coastal vibe.

12. Revolution Performance from Wayfair


Made of revolution performance fabric this sofa is handmade using old-world craftsmanship. The tufted back and button trim detail adds a sophisticated look that will elevate your interior design.

This sofa features gorgeous European linen upholstery, premium foam, and metal springs to provide the ultimate in comfort and design.

Add a touch of high fashion and glamour to your home with this stylish revolution fabric sofa.

13. Bowen Sofa, Lucite Leg from Anthropologie

performance fabric sofa

One of my all-time favorites is the Bowen Sofa that features t-shaped cushions and a plush, low-profile seat. This trendy sofa pairs perfectly with a modern minimalist decor style home.

I am literally obsessed with the lucite legs and gold trim that will add a sophisticated look and feel to your home.

Available in multiple colors and performance fabrics in wool or linen this beauty will make an awesome addition to your glamorous living space.

At 91″ she is on the longer side so as always make sure you measure your space and have a floor plan done to scale before you order.

The worst thing that could happen is it doesn’t fit in your space when it is delivered.

It’s a nightmare for you, the delivery team, and the store!

Just saying… no one likes when this happens so make sure you measure before you purchase.

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As you can see there are many options in the high performance fabric sofa category.

I hope this post was helpful and inspiring as you shop for your high performance sofa.

Have an awesome day full of Unicorns and Rainbows!

xo Nicole

This post is all about the best performance fabric sofa for your living space.

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