I have three dogs and three cats. I have a lot of tricks of the trade that might help with helping your dogs stay off your sofa. Besides putting down a throw over your sofa.  Try putting down tin foil. I have learned that from someone who has raised St Bernards.  Just scrunch up the tinfoil and place it on the sofa and the dogs will not go on it. It does work. Just remove once they understand not to go on sofa! You can also purchase slip covers by Rowe. Make sure the fabric is washable. You will have to use a ” Laundromat”  or dry cleaning.  Run your washing machine first to get rid of any soap, bleach or “impurities.” Don’t over load the washing machine. Wash the entire slip cover to minimize color variation. Use a gentle cycle on washing machine. Zip the zippers closed on pillow and cushion covers to prevent damage when washing. Use the gentle cycle on washing machine. Use cold water and mild detergent. Do not use bleach or bleaching additive. Remove the slipcover from washing machine immediately at the end of cycle. Air drying is preferred, you can use the dryer on a no heat setting. Tumble dry until the slip cover is just damp. Put the slip cover back on the piece of furniture while still damp, Stretch the fabric a little to get it back on.  Stand cushions on end, rotating them every 20 to 30 minutes until dry. This information came from Rowe.

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Rachel Lenchner


Born and raised in Pittsburgh, I now follow in the footsteps of my grandparents and Today’s Home founders Audrey and Sig Lenchner and my parents Jeff and Jill Lenchner. It didn't take long for me to realize home design is in my blood. After graduating from The University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Business Administration I lived in New York City where I worked as the Wholesale Marketing Coordinator for jewelry designer David Yurman. I started my career at Today’s Home in the summer of 2015.

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