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Friday, March 25, 2011

Leather Done Right

I had the good fortune to go winetasting outside of Charlottesville last weekend, and of course while everyone else in my group was busy snapping pictures of each other, I was preoccupied with the furniture! 

One of my favorite vineyards- Veritas- easily trumps the other wineries in its decor. I love, love, love the weathered leather furniture that's great for hunkering down for a wine tasting. It looks beat up yet perfectly stylish. The color is superb- not to caramel but not to "espresso." Which got me thinking- there's nothing worse than leather furniture done "wrong" and nothing better than leather done "right," don't you think? 

After my Veritas visit, I stumbled upon the American Rustic article in this week's New York Times- wow, what a cool article! And speaking of perfect leather chairs, how about this one that belongs to David Coggins and his impeccable West Village apartment. You can't fake that wear.

 Old leather is where it's at, don't you agree? Granted, you couldn't stick this in just any room. But if you have the right place...

Of course, after seeing this photo, also from the American Rustic article, it all comes full circle...maybe there is such thing as TOO worn, ya think?


Aesthetic Oiseau said...

I heart Veritas in a major way! Almost had my wedding reception there :)

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Leather sofas just get better with age! TGIF. xx

Happiness Is... said...

So funny that you blogged about this b/c when we were at Veritas last year I wanted to take pictures in hopes that one day we'd have a rustic cabin/home somewhere and I could use it as inspiration!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I love Veritas! Their champagne is my favorite. And I love a comfy leather couch to drink it on!

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love Veritas too! Many of my friends have had weddings at the local C-ville wineries...but none at Veritas-- even though, I think it is one of the prettiest for weddings! King Family (to me) is the next! Take care, Caroline

Hannah from Maxwell Scott Bags said...

Looks like an amazing place and the furniture is fantastic!
I agree, leather looks its best after a bit of wear and tear! The colour looks great too; the perfect brown!
I love the pictures; so vintage yet with a flair of sophistication.

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