This is the first of a new series on this blog which now and again will reveal an interiors find I’m currently obsessing over. Never sponsored, posts in this series are purely for the feel good factor of sharing the love.
So this week, the leather armchair.
Kate Watson-Smyth posted last week about leather chairs. Before that post I didn’t know I wanted one. I do want a new armchair. For the living room. Or the family room. Or the bedroom. Hell I just want one, ok?
But I did not know I wanted a leather one. I have been ogling velvet ones. Specifically pink ones. Or perhaps navy. Then again teal would be amazing. (Still not nailing that decisive design thing….)
But I’ve had an epiphany; it’s not velvet I want. It’s leather. And that’s not simply down to peer pressure. (Though maybe it is a little.)
I have a long standing love affair with leather upholstery. My first furniture purchase for the first flat I owned was a chestnut matt waxed leather sofa. At a price which equated to about a year’s mortgage payments, it was luxury I literally couldn’t afford. But I saw it in the shop (yes an actual furniture store – this pre-dates sofa.com by some margin), fell for it hard and had to have it.
Writing this now, I realise that I haven’t bought a more expensive price of furniture since. I should still have that leather sofa but I moved house and it didn’t fit. Clearly I should have put it in storage.
Aside from all the practical reasons (dog, wine, child prone to encounters of the muddy kind), leather simply looks cool. And since I have succumbed to the cushiony comfort of an enormous velvet chesterfield, the pared back, sleek sophistication of a leather chair would be an excellent counterpoint.
So now I know what I want, I’ve found it. (I’m not exactly sure it happened that way round but either way…)
May I introduce Daryl.
It had me at the polished brass legs. But this is no fling. The simplicity of the design exudes timelessness. I’m in this for the long term.
At £536.50 it’s not exactly a snip but I suspect it would age beautifully and over time the cost per use would easily justify this buy. If a softer shade would work better in your space, Daryl comes in a rich nut brown too.
Daryl would look stunning in my living room, glamorous and structural in its naked glory. Or softened and a bit nordic draped with a sheepie. On the other hand its mid century vibe would make Daryl perfectly at home in the family room too. Or introduce a modern twist in the bedroom? Darn it, it seems I need three.