When we started creating an outdoor space on our new deck, all we could find was sticky vinyl and ugly floral plastic fabric. Then we discovered 'performance fabrics' - they felt like an indoor fabric but performed like an outdoor fabric. We couldn't believe how hard they were to get in Australia - and yet our climate is perfect for these versatile fabrics. So we decided to start Fab Outdoor Fabrics to showcase the great range of unique quality outdoor fabrics that are weather resistant, stain resistant and fade resistant.
Twelve years on and thousands of design-savvy people have discovered how fab our outdoor fabrics are. From inner city penthouses to outback verandas, our range of fabrics is helping to create innovative outdoor spaces that are both stylish and practical. Thank you to all the wonderful clients who've shared their part of Australia with us.
Jim & Anita Vasey
p.s. Below is the deck that started it all back in 2007.
Below: Eight years on, there's been a fair few parties, many tropical Queensland storms and a lot of lovely sunsets, but it's still looking just as good.
The "Bondi" collection by Warwick is a standout for quality and value. The range includes sharp colours and crisp designs that work indoors or outdoors. We offer all Warwick outdoor fabrics at the best prices in Australia. Use this link to see the entire range: Fab Warwick
Fab Hamptons Style
Created by Natalee Bowen from Indah Island, this gorgeous outdoor area features Bay Blue and Portofino Tile Blue cushions. The outdoor area below is also Natalee's work and features Tommy Bahama Island Tropic Map on the seat and Tommy Bahama Orchids Coconut on the scatter covers (picture from Home Beautiful). For more Hampton's style and inspiration: http://indahisland.com/
It's hard to believe waterproof fabrics can look this good. Vibrant colours, cool designs, and no icky plastic feel. Our Designer Waterproof range is designed in Australia for our weather. Bewdy, mate!
Fab Outdoor Fabrics has featured on The Block three times and each time the outdoor area has won! Now, that's totally fab.
Above, another win for Fab Outdoor Fabrics on The Block. The 2015 design by Dee and Darren, again got a perfect score from the judges. Fabrics include Bay Blue and Tree of Life Batik (now discontinued in this colourway, but still available in lapis)
Yes, we are total media tarts! Here's some of our favourite images from recent media. Any editors or stylists, please get in contact here.
Above: Better Homes and Gardens magazine(November 2017) feature Indian Blue seat covers and scatter covers in Saba Sunset Coral.
Above, our fabrics featured in Australian House & Garden magazine's winning indoor/outdoor space. Fabrics featured on the butterfly chairs are from our Tommy Bahama collection including: Paradise Stripe, Village Spice, Breeze Mojito and Clover.
Our outdoor fabrics are so great, you can use them indoors. They're even soft enough for a baby's crib. And they make great curtains because you get the advantage of the water, stain and fade resistance. Fade resistant curtains - now that's common sense.
Below: Tablecloth in Deck Stripe Black
Fab Scatter Cushions
It's amazing how just a few simple scatter cushions can brighten up an outdoor area and turn it into a welcoming space. Below, readymade scatter covers from our Florence Broadhurst range.
Sadly these fabrics are discontinued, but these were some of our very first media articles and we can't bear to delete them.
We are really excited to be working with Cathy Cooke, the creative brains behind Hide You Seek. Her designer butterfly chairs, complete with Fab Outdoor Fabrics, are currently appearing in all the best outlets. Cathy can set your old butterfly chair free with a new Fab cover or you can purchase one of her groovy new stainless steel or painted iron frames. The chair above features Sangria Monitfleur with Chocolate on the reverse.