Good morning everyone! Thank you so much for all your prayers and messages! We are hunkered down here in Miami and prepared for tropical storm conditions later today due to Hurricane Matthew. Let’s continue to pray that this storm loses strength!
I received many questions about this white slipcovered sofa when I shared my fall home tour last week here on the blog, so today I wanted to answer those questions. It may seem brave of me to have a white sofa with three boys, however over the years I’ve learned some easy steps to keep a white sofa clean or any sofa for that matter. Before I bought my Carlisle slipcover sofa and side chair from Pottery Barn, I did some research. I wanted to make sure the slipcovers were completely washable at home. I learned that the washed linen/cotton blend slipcovers on my sofa can be easily washed in cold water. This was the main buying point for me and I was sold!
Here are a couple of rules we follow while living with white sofas and since these rules have been in effect for years in our home, we barely even have to think about them. First of all, we don’t eat on our sofas. This helps prevent spills happening that will stain the fabric. However, we enjoy eating homemade popcorn when we watch movies and we just make sure to not drop any crumbs on the sofa. Secondly, we take off our shoes before putting our feet up. Just by following these two simple rules you already have a head start on keeping a white sofa clean.
Before I share the details on how to machine wash the slipcovers I wanted to let you know about a fun sale happening at Pottery Barn! Right now during their FRIENDS & FAMILY SALE EVENT you can save 20% off your order with code FRIENDS16. I think this is a great sale that can’t be missed! Pottery Barn has so many fun accessories for fall and if you’re up to it, you can get a head start on your Christmas decorating! I already have two home design posts planned for Christmas and can’t wait to share the details with you in November!
SHOP THE LOOK Pottery Barn Carlisle Slipcovered Sofa // Target Chenille Pillow // Target Chenille Basketweave Throw // Target Autumn Scented Candle // HomeGoods Side Table (love these tables from PB) // Marshall’s Fabric Pumpkins (see some pumpkins here)
This slipcovered sofa was the best way for me to get the look I wanted for our living room. It’s beachy, over-sized, and comfortable, which was exactly what I was looking for.
How to wash the Carlisle washed linen/cotton blend slipcovers:
Machine wash cold gentle cycle in a commercial washer (without an agitator.) Non–chlorine bleach as needed. Tumble–dry low in a commercial dryer for approx. 30–40 minutes. During drying, open dryer and pull fabric apart to ensure the center dries. Remove when slightly damp and return to furniture. Warm iron as needed. Any wrinkles will smooth out naturally. Do not line dry; weight of wet fabric may cause pulling or stretching. Clean all pieces simultaneously to prevent any color variances. (See all the details for the Carlisle slipcover collection)
I want to end this post with a little round-up of fall accessories for your home! Most of them are on my wishlist, especially the sisal area rug that I’m about to order for my living room. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! Hope you have a beautiful day! God bless you! XO, Desiree
SHOP FALL FAVORITES FOR THE HOME Nordstrom Autumn Wreath // Target Pumpkin & Nutmeg Scented Candle // Nordstrom White Pumpkin Cocotte // Target Gallery Wall Frames // Williams Sonoma Home Sisal Rug // Nordstrom Orange Pumpkins // Target Autumn Scented Candle // Pendleton Throw // Nordstrom Corn Husk Pumpkin
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