U: Upholstery

Cape Cod Home  /  Annual Home 2020 / ,

Writer: Julie Craven Wagner / Photographer: Richard Hilgendorff 


Despite the notion that upholstery is something our grandmothers did with great zeal, today’s options in fabric covering are as endless as the colors of the rainbow. Leather, easy-care micro-fiber, chenille, silk and every conceivable kind of cotton are all creative and innovative choices in today’s design plans and upholstery. Marsha Malone, principal of Brewster’s Nautique says, “The outdoor fabrics that used to be intended for boats and patio furniture now come in thousands of patterns and textures, making it the perfect choice for anyone, but especially active families.” Malone says the possibilities don’t end with the choice of fabric, but there are also so many options when choosing what to upholster. “Benches, headboards, cushions, pillows, ottomans, sofas, chairs—anything is virtually possible. Basically if you have a place to showcase a fabric, a pattern, a texture, you can consider fabric as a way to express your design personality.”

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Julie Craven Wagner

Julie Craven Wagner began her experience with Cape Cod Life in 2010 when she joined the sales team after 10 years of working with local businesses on the Cape and Islands with WMVY. In addition to sales, she is the Associate Publisher/Editor of Cape Cod LIFE, Cape Cod HOME, and Cape Cod ART. Growing up on the Outer Cape has given her a unique perspective of life on Cape Cod, from tip to bridge, and that is reflected in her appreciation and presentation of stories found within the pages of our publications. Julie lives in North Falmouth with her husband, Eric, and their yellow lab, Enzo. When she finds free time, she enjoys her Cape Cod life sailing on Buzzards Bay, spending time on the beach in Wellfleet, or exploring Martha’s Vineyard.