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where the chesterfield design comes from

Where the Chesterfield Design Comes From

Curvaceous legs. Smooth velvet softness, and damask decorated with flowers. A gently sloped back, that gives way to generously fuller curves and a detailed, stippled body. Dressed in gold or turquoise, gushing with effortless extravagance. We’re not talking about a fashion model strutting the catwalk.  We’re talking about furniture from the 1800’s.

#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…

4 Sofas as Cool as Steve McQueen

What do Steve McQueen and of Iron & Oak sofas have in common? Lots, if you give us time to think about it. The great "King of Cool" emerged into the spotlight during the 1950's, and his image and spirit have failed to dim ever since. An American icon in 1960's counterculture and lauded as an anti-hero, Steve McQueen lived the American Dream on cocaine. While you probably don't have what it takes to live as cool as Steve McQueen, with the right sofa you'll be able to at least…

How to Guarantee your Guests a Seat this Christmas

Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. As homeowners and space renters alike, we share the fearful trepidation of hoping everyone is comfortable and seated during one of our many dinners, parties, and holiday gatherings to come this Christmastime. As people from all walks of life, we ask the same question: how will I seat everyone in my living room this time? The necessity for sporadic additional seating comes with every opportunity to host family and friends, but finding the right balance between open space and lounging space is delicate; as much…

New Year’s 2020: 20 Best Sofas of the New Decade

'Twas the night before Christmas, and only now you remember the sofa you wanted to ask Santa to bring Christmas. While it is too late to get a strikingly bold leather sofa  or a voluptuously soft velvet Chesterfield for the holidays, it is the perfect time to look into buying a new sofa for the New Year. Make this next decade a decade to remember - lounging, relaxing, and experiencing the finest moments of life on your very own custom sofa. Not sure where to start? We're here to give…

The Seven Best Ways to Cook Your Thanksgiving Turkey

The Best Way to Cook Your Thanksgiving Turkey

We're not here to mince words. Garlic, maybe. However if you are looking for the best way to cook your Thanksgiving turkey, then you have come to the right place. The honest truth is however you like it. We've spent a great deal of time hardening our philosophy when it comes to building sofas, and we'd like to apply that philosophy to your Thanksgiving turkey. Our goal is to make a one-of-a-kind sofa for anyone who needs one. Your goal is to cook a turkey this Thanksgiving that manages to…

Yellow Chesterfield Design Inspiration

Yellow Chesterfield Sofa Inspiration

A yellow chesterfield sofa is a defining construct. As someone who desires a yellow chesterfield sofa, consider the possibilities. Yellow can be a broad flavor. From a mustard yellow chesterfield sofa to a glittering gold chesterfield sofa, each commands its own space in very different ways. Below we have a small portion among our broad range of options for yellow chesterfield sofas. Dive in deep, and rule nothing out.

Velvet Sofa Chesterfield Collection

If you are shopping for a velvet sofa, then you have come to the right place. The luxuriously soft appeal of velvet grows ever more decadent when combined with the classic look of our Chesterfield sofas. Across numerous designs, the woven tufts pair beautifully with the intimate curves of our sofa's arms, back, and seat. Take a glance at our ever-growing Velvet Chesterfield Collection, where we provide a refreshing mix of bold and elegant pieces.

of Iron & Oak Garage at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

of Iron & Oak at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Of Iron & Oak had the unique experience of decking out The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a number of our handbuilt custom furniture pieces. We are incredibly proud to have collaborated with the The Hall in the opening of their new exhibit: The Garage, an interactive rock and roll experience that adds volumes - and volume - to the Museum’s legendary collection.

The Dog-Friendly Furniture Finish

In case you’ve been living under a rock, it’s 2018: dogs are in. Like, woof. In this age of DogRates and doggos and good boys and puppers, many are feeling the pressure from the internet or their family to go out and adopt one (or more!!!) lovable companions.

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