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Pop Culture Design School: The Batman

Welcome to of Iron & Oak's Pop Culture Design School, where we play interior designer for some of Pop Culture's most famous figures. Today's lesson: The Batman Batman provides an interesting thought exercise because of the wildly different design directions for both billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne, and the Dark Knight himself. So today we're gonna split the difference and provide a couple of great examples for seating that both of Gotham's front page poster boys would be able to see themselves in, let's get started

#AskAmanda: How to Give Leather That Beautiful Antique Look

Hi Amanda! I am absolutely in love with the look of antique leather furniture, those old club chairs from the 1920s or chesterfields older than my grandpa have such great character to them. I love how the decades of use have darkened the nooks and crannies of the tufts and how the original color of the leather still comes through in the bright spots. The downside is all these pieces don't just look like they're from the last century, they feel last century too. Is there a way to get…

Langston Red Hand-Stained Leather Chesterfield Tufted Sofa

Hand Stained Leather Chesterfields

Most leathers attain their distinctive color from chemical dyes, soaked and finished in large drums for mass-production purposes. At this scale, tried-and-true tanning techniques are routinely forgotten and tanners have allowed modern technology to sully their craft. Although this chemically and machine-processed leather is a consistent and expensive material perfect for your sofa, it is not genuine hand‐colored leather.

The Best Leather For Your Furniture

How to Get the Best Leather Furniture Imaginable

Everything you need to know to score the best leather furniture for your needs: At the of Iron & Oak Showroom, we routinely have guests asking for advice or help when it comes to choosing the right leather for their custom furniture project. When it comes to the best color or best finish, that depends on your style, your room, and your inspiration. But when it comes to the best types of leather for a sofa, loveseat, sectional, or chair, we've got a crash course for you: Avoid these if…

Restoration Hardware Lancaster Vs The Of Iron & Oak Roosevelt

Restoration Hardware Lancaster VS of Iron & Oak’s Roosevelt

What are the differences between our Roosevelt leather roll arm sofa and the Restoration Hardware Lancaster leather sofa? On the surface, the of Iron & Oak Roosevelt sofa looks the same as the Restoration Hardware Lancaster style. With their classic roll arm design, depth options, and commanding presence, it can be hard to tell the difference between the two just by looking at them. While the main visual characteristics of each piece are similar, there are quality and structural components that differ greatly between the two. In fact, it's pretty…

When PLAYBOY Informed Sexy Design & Made the Bachelor Pad a Cultural Tradition

by Guest Contributor, The Selvedge Yard's Jon Patrick Debuting in 1953, Hugh Hefner’s Playboy magazine represented the ultimate liberated lifestyle for men of the 1950s, ’60s and beyond. Some called Hef’s imaginative, artistic spreads on architecture & interior design nothing more than self-indulgent, male sexual fantasy cloaked under a flimsy cover of so-called culture. For the man that wanted to be (or fantasized of being) the master of his own hedonistic domain — Playboy was his blueprint. And Hef perfected his own personal blueprint for tapping directly into the wallet of a…

Of Iron & Oak Whiskey!

WHISKEY! The Sunshine of Liquid

  There is a saying out there. "Alcohol can be man’s worst enemy, but doesn’t the Bible say love thy enemy?" From the early history to the present alcohol has played an important role in religion, worship and in every aspect of a human’s life. It's also made for a pretty great drink. From the late 50s when you had Frank Sinatra sipping on good old whiskey with Dean Martin next to him already a drink or two in, to Mad Men, and Tony Stark, whiskey's been the go-to drink…

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