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Gone are the days when stiff sea shell cliches and awning stripes were the only readily available options for patterned indoor/outdoor fabric. With the increased emphasis on durability, particularly when it comes to living with kids and pets, we've witnessed the happy rise of fresh patterns making their way into the home, often for a sliver of the cost of normal indoor-only fabrics. Here are a few of our favorites...
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Duralee's Tonga 329 Brownstone Fabric, available in brown (shown) or black.
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Shoji Avocado Chocolate Fabric
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Leopard Leaf Midnight, available in six colors.
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Cadence Thai Blue
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Garden Lattice in Crimson
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Circle Fun
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Duralee's scroll patterned fabric
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Nautica's Island Rattan Palm Green
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The Flower Show Yellow
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Waverly's Sun N Shade Langtry in Indigo, also available in brown
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Waverly's Chippendale Fretwork in Moss, also available in chocolate and onyx
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Waverly's Lovely Lattice, also available in blue lagoon, chocolate brown, and onyx black

Any one of these fabrics would be a pleasing and versatile alternative to regular upholstery fabric. All are stain and water resistant, making them ideal for heavy traffic areas.