Almost anyone will agree that no man cave is complete without leather furniture. Leather furniture is easy to maintain, and provides just the look and comfort you desire in your sanctuary. Whether you are in the planning stages, or upgrading an existing man cave, the Leather Sofa Company in the Dallas-Fort Worth region has the style and quality of leather furniture solutions for your haven within your home.
When you are planning a man cave, the feature most commonly requested, (besides the big screen television), is comfort and nothing provides it better than leather. Relaxing and enjoying your down time is elevated with the beauty and comfort of leather furniture. Whether you are watching a game or enjoying a movie with family and friends, our handcrafted leather furniture provides the finest quality available for leather sofas in Dallas, as well as entertainment seating in your man cave, home theater or entertainment room.
The Leather Sofa Company offers a large variety of popular styles, colors, and finishes from hand selected premium leathers. All of our leather selections are aniline dyed, and are exclusive top and full-grain leathers ensuring you receive the very best leather available anywhere.
The history of leather is quite interesting and dates back further into history than most people realize. The earliest known artifact of leather dates at 40,000 B.C. while the most abundant evidence of leather craftsmanship dates to around 10,000 B.C. during the upper Paleolithic era.
Leather as clothing provided early man with protection and shelter from the elements. As a utility it enabled man to store and transport goods as well as being used as a covering for shelter in some cases. Leather used for arrow quivers and containers for storage was among early uses.
In time, other materials for clothing became available and leather moved into a category of armor and bridles for horses before being used for fine furniture.
The earliest known examples of leather for furniture are in leather chairs used within the early dynastic period (3100-2686 B.C.) in Egypt. These chairs were constructed with frames carved with the images in ebony, ivory or carved and gilded wood, utilizing cloth or leather for upholstery.
When you dream of having a comfortable leather recliner, The Leather Sofa Company in the Dallas-Fort Worth region provides custom, handcrafted recliners designed with your comfort in mind. With more than 120 colors and finishes available, and custom options to choose from, you can be certain that you will find exactly the recliner you want. From the softest of seats to supportive firm cushioning, sleek embossed leather or cloud soft leathers, there is a recliner just for you, providing the perfect relaxation after a hard days end.
Upholstered furniture soils and wears out rather quickly, whereas modern leather furniture can last for decades. Unlike upholstered furniture, leather ages beautiful, gaining a soft patina that only improves with age.
Recliners especially take a lot of abuse, simply because we spend a lot of time in them. The natural product of leather has more flexibility than fabric upholstery providing greater strength and long lasting durability. Because our leathers are all premium top or full grain leathers they are thicker than other leathers, and finely processed with precision and care. All of our leather is aniline dyed for long lasting color throughout the thickness of the hide, providing a long lasting, great looking product.
A loft is an open space located at the top of a commercial building according to Webster's dictionary. To some, a loft is also what has been traditionally called an attic, or attic apartment. In a loft you typically have an open space that lacks closets, though rental lofts will provide a functioning kitchen and enclosed bathroom.
When rented, constructing interior walls probably won't be an option. As my grandmother used to say, "You will have to make do." In this article tips for decorating a large loft apartment are provided.
First, you will need to define your spaces. Decide where you want to locate a sleeping area, dining room and living space.
Second, most lofts have very high ceilings. Be prepared to purchase large furniture because typical furniture will appear small, inadequate and disproportionate to the space. The best style choice is likely going to be modern or contemporary with their clean lines and minimalist design. If you plan on an industrial design choose furniture with metal legs and accents to provide a continuity of design extending into the furniture.
The large selection of genuine, finely handcrafted leather furniture from The Leather Sofa Company is the greatest reason for buying your leather furniture in any of our 7 showrooms or online. We offer more styles than is available with any local furniture store, and we use only premium grade, handpicked, top and full grain, aniline dyed leathers for all of our leather furniture.
Available in over 120 colors and finishes, with 120,000 square feet of leathers available at any given time. We provide premium leather furniture in all major styles and provide optional stitching, nail heads, furniture legs and a variety of cushioning for a more custom fit for your needs and style. Browse our style books for a viewing of our extensive lines.
We provide the best quality leathers, handcrafted entirely in Lewisville, Texas by the best artisans in the leather furniture business.
The Leather Sofa Company provides an online store that is available 24/7, 365 days a year unlike traditional furniture stores. Not only do we provide the convenience of shopping at home, but contrary to other online leather furniture stores, we not only design and handcraft our custom leather furniture ourselves, we also provide 7 showrooms in Texas for local shopping and assistance in person.
The Leather Sofa Company provides over 120 different selections of leather finishes and colors. Though not an exact science, studies have proven that colors can play an important role in the effect of our moods. When choosing the color scheme of your room, choosing a color in furniture can play a vital role in mood as well as an aesthetic space.
The most popular colors in leather furniture are typically black and brown. Going into detail with the personality of colors can help you decide how you will choose the colors in your living space.
Blacks usually will work best as an accent color but should never be used as the primary color in a room. Black is often associated with dignity and sophistication. A black leather couch will provide a nice contrast in rooms with white or neutral walls. Avoid a dark room with dark walls and all black furniture as it can contribute to depression. Black can provide a lovely and dramatic contrast in zebra rugs and geometrics with a black leather couch. Black and white art with just a bit of red will coordinate nicely. Use red or white for contrasting accents.
When you are considering the purchase of a leather couch and want the best from the perspective of durability and quality, there is no equal to full or top grain leather. You may be wondering just what the difference is between the two premium grades of top grain and full grain leather.
When you choose full grain leather furniture you receive the thickest leather available. It is usually the same thickness as the bovine hide it came from. On the other hand, top grain leather is exactly what the name implies. Top grain is leather that has been shaved off from the outer layer of full grain. When choosing between these premium leathers it comes down to your choice of durability.
Full grain leather is more durable and will last longer due to its thickness. It is more resistant to dirt, spills, wear and to tears. Full grain leathers very thickness acts as a tough shield of protection. In regards to quality and longevity it is unsurpassed. Full grain leathers are chosen from the finest hides and retain their natural marks. By being unaltered it maintains the natural fibers of the hide, and therefore its strength. Full grain is "breathable" leather resulting in less moisture from prolonged contact. Full grain leather develops a lovely patina over time.
Home bar, home saloon, or home pub-the name varies and so does the design, but most people picture either a table top bar or a stylish, relaxing space that has all the features of a classy bar downtown.
If a relaxing space dedicated to a home bar is in your plans the following may assist you in both design and budget.
First you must decide upon the location for your bar, and how much space will be dedicated to it. Next consider power and plumbing access. Place your ideas on paper in the form of a draft. You may want a 12 ft. bar but if it is going to make the space look crowded, you will need a smaller bar. Budget is the next consideration and whether you will do the work yourself or hire a carpenter.
When you picture your home bar, and the vision that comes to mind includes mirrored backs and glass shelving behind the bar, be sure to include lighting to highlight the bottles of liquor for some glitter and glam. One or two neon signs on these shelves and on any head wall (if any) over the bar itself will add realistic bar features and some relaxing ambience.
Whether your home office is a necessity for running a business, a space for a work-from-home-job, or simply a small area for paying bills and organizing your schedule, having a dedicated space designed will improve efficiency and promote greater creativity, productivity and encourage you to want to work more. The following tips will help to create an attractive and functional work space.
Transitional style furniture combines qualities from both traditional and contemporary styles for a blending of the best attributes. Transitional style furniture is ideal if you find traditional style to be old fashioned and ultra-modern styles to be too cold and extreme.
The transitional style refers to furniture profiles, shapes, sizes as well as materials including fabrics and leather.
Transitional furniture style falls in between the spectrum of traditional and ultra-modern, and may lean either way, to being more traditional or more modern, but transitional will steer clear of either extreme. Transitional takes elements from both styles and displays it subtly.
Leather repair really isn't a DIY project. A good professional repair that will hold up to routine use and be nearly invisible requires special materials and tools as well as experience. Even if you buy everything that you need you can't buy the knowledge and expertise of experience. It is simply better to hire a leather repair professional from the start.
There are many different types of leather and each has its own inherent problems with repair, and its own technique of repair.
An entertainment room is all about having fun in your home. It differs from a home theater in that it can incorporate more ways to have fun than movies alone. How you have it set up and what "fun zones" are in it, is determined by how you and your family have fun. If you watch a lot of movies, of course you will want a television viewing area, or a home theater in the entertainment room.
If you like to play billiards, plan for a zone for a billiards table. Perhaps there are musicians in your family who would like a dedicated place to play. A reading nook may be in order for those who like to read while the rest of the family watches a movie. You get the picture, if you have the space, plan for making your entertainment room fun for everyone in the family.
Leather furniture is often misunderstood, and a lot of the myths stem from artificial products claiming to be leather, and from the use of vinyl in past decades. When Naugahyde was introduced many people thought they were purchasing leather, only to find out differently as the fabric fell apart. You simply cannot beat durable leather; nothing even comes close in longevity, beauty, comfort and the additional attractiveness it gains as it gracefully ages. Here we address the myths about leather.
If you are an avid reader, or are in a section of the business sector requiring a large number of books such as lawyers, architects, writers and others, a space dedicated to a home library may be in order. For the career or business person this may include an office, but for an avid reader, comfort is going to be a larger consideration in the design of a home library.
The home library may be a wall lined with shelving behind a leather couch, or it may be a room large enough to hold consultations and meetings. Occasionally, affluent homes house libraries larger than the standard home!
Whatever your dream of a home library, these tips can assist you in the design and planning of your dream home library.
Tufted leather furniture is a timeless classic that is growing in popularity and has become a big trend.
The tufted technique is produced by stitching through layers of material with filling and padding underneath. Heavy thread is used to pull and secure on the leather surface with a knot, ribbon or button. The button may be covered with the same leather to achieve a more subtle effect.
By pulling the thread depressions or dimples are created in the surface where it is pulled in. The raised surfaces that are created in this technique are called tufts. Tufting has been used for centuries, but you will find it on more than just traditional styles. It is equally at home on contemporary leather furniture. Tufted leather furniture can look elegant, masculine, alluring or subtle. The style of furniture, color and shape as well as texture will play a major role in creating the effect you desire.
With the high and low points of tufting, visual interest can be added with shadows and points of light, this effect can be enhanced by color choice. Furniture can have a lot of tufting, or only on the back or arms. For even greater visual interest diamond tufting creates a pattern that adds extra dimension.