How To Kitty-Proof Danish Sofas?

How To Kitty-Proof Danish Sofas?

Tess Wilson
Jun 8, 2015

Q: My Dad is giving me a pair of teak Danish sofas. Yay! But as with all family heirlooms, they come with strings attached... Dad wants me to recover the sofa cushions with something that my cats won't tear to shreds. They've done a number on my current couch (leather) so I would like to find a fabric that is claw-resistant but also will look nice with the sleek lines and warm wood of the sofa...

Right now, the sofas have their original cushion covers, which are made of a really pretty blue loose-woven wool (the photos don't do them justice, as they were taken under the fluorescent lights at my Dad's office, where the sofas are living for now). Any suggestions for fabric type (would canvas work, is that too casual?) or color (I'm thinking a cool, dark gray, is that too boring?). Most of our furniture is teak/cherry, our walls are white, and we have a pretty minimal/eclectic vibe. Also— any suggestions for where to purchase good and reasonably-priced upholstery fabric would be greatly appreciated (we live in the Boston area, but I'm open to online sources)! -Sent by Julia

Editor: Come on, catlovers! Share your infinite wisdom with Julia so that she'll have her gorgeous sofas- and a good relationship with her father- for years to come.

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