Originally Posted by cpaharley2008
I thought they were both of the same set up?
You are correct, Jim, they are the same unit just taken with different cameras under different light.
Lynne (Tim's wife) told me that she was a bit surprised to see that the stripes on the side cushions appear horizontal while the back is vertical. However, it is normal to sew it this way. It does, however, make the side cushions look smaller and thus, the whole dinette does not appear as deep as it would with a solid fabric. I still loved the look of this, though, as I am also a fan of the "beachy" look.
Now, my 2 cents since Donna is struggling with this decision. You are going to live with this for a long time so that should come into a decision about stripes. Muddy paws would definitely be another factor. Personally, for myself, I would choose a neutral tone, tweed type fabric that will not show dirt or small stains as clearly. Then I would be free to change things up with a punch of color (teal, red, rust, green, etc.) in throw pillows, a blanket, maybe even some slip covers over the cushions. I like flexibility in decorating rather than being locked into one look. Again, this is MHO only.
Just think about what you want to see for a long time as recovering the cushions can be expensive if you make a mistake in your choice. Stay with the Sunbrella fabric, though, it is great.