Desk & Decor Ideas to Soften the Look of Black Leather Eames Chairs?

Desk & Decor Ideas to Soften the Look of Black Leather Eames Chairs?

Regina Yunghans
Apr 18, 2013

Q: I recently got extremely lucky and scored three Eames black leather soft pad executive chairs for an amazing price...don't be jealous! My husband and I are opening a very small (12' x 12') office space soon, and I wasn't planning on black leather desk chairs, but now I've got to work them into the style since they are classic...

But the black leather, while classic, seems a little harsh. I'd like to soften the look without getting too feminine, and not make the office look so "office-y". We currently have a Herman Miller table with an ash top that also needs to work with the space. I'd like to mix in some different materials and colors, if possible:

What type of desk (we need two) would look good with the the black leather chairs? Any other pieces or links to pictures that would help me visualize how to warm up the space? We can only fit about two average sized desks, the Herman Miller table and a bookcase in the space. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

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