For a woodwork that blends in try Little Greene Slaked Lime 105, £29 for 1 litre from littlegreene.com. Alternatively go clean brilliant white.
A rayon/cotton blend that is surprisingly soft to touch, Aura in Peony from Thibaut is £96 per metre from tm-interiors.co.uk. Machine washable, most liquid spills will bead up and blot off.
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