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What To Know Before You Order Furniture Online

How to Order Furniture Online the Right Way

What to Know Before You Order Furniture Online Figuring out how to order furniture online can be a daunting task, especially when there are dozens of seemingly identical online marketplaces all offering the same thing. And there’s always an endless supply of questions to be had. Among all this noise, how does one know what to look for, and who can you trust? And if you don’t know what to look for or who to trust, what should you ask? To find the perfect fit for your furnishing wants and…

Why Choose Leather Furniture?

Leather Furniture – Benefits You Need to Know

When it comes to personal possessions we strive to keep them in a like-new condition for as long as possible. This is normal for cars, computers, fabrics, jewelry, homes, pools, etc. - but not when it comes to leather furniture. Leather furniture can be an extremely valuable investment. As leather ages it will begin to display new qualities, some of which include greater softness, strength, smell, and visual appeal. Our wide array of sofas, loveseats, sectionals, and chairs are crafted with the highest quality leather. While leather care isn't to…

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…

Jade Schumacher Chiang Mai Dragon Hughes Art Deco Club Chair

The Making of the Hughes Chaing Mai Dragon Chair

The Hughes is an of Iron & Oak original inspired by Art Nouveau/Deco design. Part of our Club family, The Hughes combines sleek straight lines and bold curves with beautiful channel tufting and supportive eight-way hand tie to bring 21st century comfort to the style of the 1920s and 30s. Though the history of The Hughes' design is only part of its appeal, it's exactly why commercial interior designer Brad Nichols came to us to produce the piece. After falling in love with F. Schumacher's interior decor fabric, Chaing Mai Dragon-Jade 173277, Brad knew that the Art…

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…

8 Great tips for Leather Furniture Care

Word on the street is, leather is getting a bad reputation for being high maintenance, easy to scratch, and just all around difficult to deal with. Fortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. While a leather sofa may need a little more love than your average couch, the years of love you get back are well worth the bit of extra care. Even though leather is a little more high maintenance than other materials, it’s still relatively simple to care for, and, dare I say simpler to clean? While…

How to Build Your Own Sneaker Room

If you're like us, this little sneaker habit of yours has probably already spun out of control. If it hasn’t, it will, because sneakers are awesome. They’re really really really cool and once you get a whiff of that new pair smell the urge to cop more can be hard to resist. If you’re already 100+ pairs deep and slowly crafting a labyrinth of shoe storage in your garage you may be a bit beyond help, but for those of you still building your arsenal or sitting pretty on a…

For the Love of Leather

Leather is a material that needs no introduction. Its sheer ubiquity speaks far louder than we ever could.  As manufacturers, we’ve been watching our leather go into products touching every corner of people’s lives for generations, and we continue to be amazed by the love and enthusiasm people have for it. What’s even more surprising is just how long leather has been around without replacement. Why is it exactly that leather has remained so popular for so long?

Choosing Your Chesterfield

Chesterfields have recently enjoyed a return to prominence, and their revitalization is no mistake. They’re back in a big way, with designers far and wide eagerly putting their own twist on this traditional piece.  The Chesterfield sofa is classy without looking like an antique, comfortable without emanating sloppy character and versatile without being bland. Your classic chesterfield design primarily has uniform characteristics, such as deeply tufted cushions and even height at the back and arms. Modern rendition retains the iconic tufting -- and from there anything is fair game. Chances…

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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