There was a design show on years ago where the host decorated the room based on favorite items from the owner’s closet. I always loved this approach to decorating and the rooms always ended up feeling more personal to the owner than other design shows on at the time.
When I look at my house and then at my closet, I can totally see the correlation.
My go-to outfits lean toward neutrals, texture or subtle patterns, classic styles, jeans nearly every day. And all of my favorite shoes, bags (this one and this one) and even my phone case are a similar shade of cognac leather (like in this photo).
In our house, I also love good neutrals in classic styles with hints of denim-y blues and plenty of texture.
But you know what was missing? That buttery cognac leather.
The lovely people at Article partnered with me and sent the perfect pieces to bring in the warmth of cognac leather to our family room (above) and living room (below).
IN THE FAMILY ROOM
In the family room, we chose the ever-popular Sven chair in tan leather and are so happy with it. It’s big (like curl-up big), super comfortable and has great lines. The leather is soft and the perfect warm shade of cognac to go with our light neutral couch and touches of blues.
We’re still moving things around, but I think we’ve settled on using the chair to anchor this odd bumped out part of the family room. It fills in the space, brings warmth to the room, ties in other wood tones (like in the picture frame and baskets and accessories elsewhere in the room) and gives another comfortable place to sit.
IN THE LIVING ROOM
In the living room, we chose a large round tufted ottoman in that same gorgeous leather.
It brings in a soft, smooth texture and adds warmth to the moody colors.
Doesn’t that leather look so pretty with the linen sofa and dark walls?
We previously had a rectangular wood + metal coffee table in here and but I like having the new round shape to balance out all the hard lines.
Article sent the chair and ottoman to me in exchange for sharing with you which I’m so grateful for. But I also want you to know that I am truly impressed with the furniture and customer service and my experience working with them. It is a company I will support again in the future!