A friend of mine is currently freshening up and reupholstering a lot of her furniture and she's using a lot of vinyl since it's so pet (and life!) friendly. At first it may sound a bit strange, but I'm telling you - her fabric choices are BEAUTIFUL. My favorite is her sofa upholstered in a distressed cognac with dark grey velvet cushions. I can't wait to see the afters (and she said I could come take pictures.. yay!)
Until I take some pictures of her vinyl makeovers, here are some inspiration pictures. They may be leather, but vinyl would create a very similar look!
This banquette I posted earlier this week looks like vinyl: