• Interiors

    House rules: Caring for Leather

    It’s no secret that I’m not the biggest fan of leather furniture – I’d choose the fabric option any day, purely because I find it more comfortable. However over the years I have worked in a number of furniture stores selling ALOT of leather, because it’s also no secret that many people DO love leather. I see many advantages in leather furniture, durability being one of the biggest. A leather sofa or dining chairs can last a lifetime, but the trick is to ensure that it’s cared for. Just like our own skin dries out and needs moisture, so does leather – the same goes for cleaning and for being out in the sun. If you do…

  • Interiors

    Material World – Fabric V Leather

    This week’s material focus is fabric versus leather, for sofas, dining chairs, barstools and beyond. Our match up today is more to do with personal preference than one material being significantly better than the other. In the furniture world, salesmen, manufacturers, designers and consumers can all argue their preference for endless amounts of time. In my opinion? I think when it comes to sitting and relaxing, its always best to go with what looks best, is most comfortable and will provide the best value for money for you. However, in order to make that decision, it is always wise to know some important facts about what you are choosing. Leather: Comes in all different grades, thickness,…