Q: I found a pair of great looking chairs at a local store last week. They have no markings, but I'm sure they are something special. While trying to research them I came across this photo from an Apartment Therapy Scavenger post — this is the exact chair! Could you ask your amazing readers to help identify this chair?
We've written about Ecodomo recycled leather tiles in the past, but wanted to highlight a new product the company is launching at Greenbuild in Phoenix this month. The M+E Collection is a textured and woven combination of leather, stone, and glass tiles which can be installed just like standard ceramic tiles.
Today, I'm doing a most unusual thing: highlighting two leather sofas. I've never owned one, never even thought I would, and none of these would even fit through our door, BUT knowing how popular leather sofas are with my clients, I'd rather highlight a good one than a bad one (and BOY are there a lot of bad ones).
Q: I'm hoping readers can help me finalize my leather sofa decision. After an agonizing search, I've narrowed it down to three choices that meet my limited budget of $1,000 - $1,200, including tax and delivery.
Q: I live in Los Angeles and need to get the chair fixed. Its actually not in bad shape, the wood is perfect, but the leather needs to be treated and the arm straps need to be repaired. However, this chair was in my parents' house when I was growing up so it has sentimental meaning and I want to find a someone who will repair the leather with a lot of care. I haven't been able to find too many leather repair shops or leather experts here in LA...
Q: I'm planning on reupholstering the cushions of a wood-framed mid-century chair (a sentimental family piece) in green leather this color. Do you have a source -- brick and mortar or online -- for a hide this beautiful shade? If economical, the better, but all suggestions appreciated.
Dear Apartment Therapy, I am trying to decide which sofa to purchase. I personally think leather is easier to maintain but unfortunately the sofa that I prefer is not available in leather but is available in microsuede. I have swatches from both companies and currently in the process of testing. The microfiber is holding up well but just not as easy to wipe off as the leather. Searched the site and saw similar questions for microfiber/tweed, but no microfiber leather comparison. Looking to see what AT thinks...
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Andrea is looking for some help with her husband's favorite chair. She writes: My husband is very attached to this disgusting leather chair he found in an alley years ago. He is not willing to get rid of it, and I've totally come to terms with that. The problem is a dark greasy looking stain on the back of the chair. If we are keeping this monster in our living room, I'd at least like it all to be one color.
Does anyone know how to go about staining the rest of the chair a dark brown to camouflage the stain?
Hi Apartment Therapy! My davenport sofa, which I adore as well as need for our many overnight house guests, is coming apart at the seams and I just can't afford to replace it this year. We are preventing the tear from getting any bigger while we search for a cure by using duct tape, but clearly this is not a long term solution; as soon as we have company I will die of embarrassment. It cannot be sewn back together because it is not the actual seam but the side of the seam that is tearing (see photo) so it probably has to be patched somehow, but I'm not sure if there is a superior product or technique for doing this so I am putting it out to the AT community, who always seem to have the answers...
I am in love with the Kent Sofa from the Sundance Catalog but it is about $1500 more than I'd like to spend. I have checked the normal places (Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, etc) but just don't see anything as big and cozy looking. They are all a little too modern for my taste. Does anyone out there have any other suggestions of where to look with my budget? -Caitlin