Embossing Leather is a great way of adding texture and interest to any project. With the wide range of different types of Embossed Leather you can really make a bold statement. A lot of people have started mixing embossed leather with traditional style furniture frames to create beautiful contemporary spins on classic pieces. There are a few important things to keep in mind though when using embossed hides. Read the rest of this entry »
Monthly Archives: February 2012
Leather can be made from a wide range of different types of animals. Exotic hides, skins and furs have long been a sign of wealth. The more exotic or rarer the more “prized” or “luxurious” the piece is deemed to be. Exotics have become more and more of a touchy subject as often the most sought after real hides or animal skins come from endangered species. Ostrich, Crocodile, Stingray, and Zebra are some of the most popular and classic animal hides or prints used in Interior Design.
There is still a strong market for real hides and most likely there will always be one. That said there are far more faux or embossed alternatives on the market today that offer designers with not only more socially and environmentally conscious options, but offer you a greater range of flexibility with regards to use and cost. Read the rest of this entry »
Properly cared for Leather is one of the most durable upholstery materials. It will excel in a wide range of different applications and will outperform most other materials. That said if you place your leather in environments or conditions that aren’t appropriate you can greatly effect the durability and performance of you leather. Even when properly protected there are certain conditions that will have a negative impact on your leather. Proper care and maintenance will help protect your leather against spills, but even proper care and maintenance won’t help protect your leather against the potential damage that heat and long exposure to direct sunlight can do. Read the rest of this entry »
A lot of people a scared off of leather as they think it is too hard to care for. Or that vinyl or fabric is better and easier to care for in high traffic or heavy use areas. The truth is that not only is leather fairly low maintenance it is one of the hardier materials in high traffic, high use areas. Different types of leather do require specific care, but most of the care and maintenance is the same for all leather.