Recently, I was giving a lecture at a local design center, and a woman asked me about durable fabrics for children. It's a question that I always get asked.
Personally, we never sacrificed on style when raising our 3 active children, and I don't believe others should either. When it comes to raising kids in a stylish home, it's all about making the right choices.
Certainly, you are not going to upholster a sofa in a precious silk, but a durable fabric with an elegant look, is the way to go. See video below for inspiration.