Like what a great pair of leather shoes or a gorgeous motorcycle jacket can do for an outfit, leather accents can add polished sophistication to a room. Striking leather pieces -- from woven pillows, vintage suitcases and steamer trunks, frames, chairs, and useful containers of all sorts -- pair well with softer materials, adding quite the visual impact to a room's decor.
Stroll through any Restoration Hardware nowadays, and you'll find a plethora of leather goods, from vintage-looking playing balls to aviator chairs. I also enjoy checking out Etsy, ABC Carpet & Home, and the MoMA Design Store. Here's a roundup of leather options -- from a grand leather headboard to a small kangaroo-shaped desk organizer.
A striking bedroom design by Jarlath Mellett; found via Lonnymag.com
Leather poufs in a room designed by Kelly Wearstler; found via Apartment Therapy
A gorgeous leather storage tote by Gildem on Etsy
CB2's Triumph Lounge Chair
, which comes in red and ivory.
5. Vintage Leather Boxing Ball
from Restoration Hardware.
A fantastic DIY leather stool project at Design*Sponge
MoMA Design Store's leather Kangaroo Desk Organizer
designed by Vacavaliente Design Team.
ABC Carpet & Home's Tibetan leather-covered box
Faux works too! Faux leather file box
from Neiman Marcus.
10. System 1-2-3 Lounge Chair
designed by Verner Panton, available at DWR.com.
Images: As linked above.