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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.

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…

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.

Big Chill Retro Appliances New Jersey Lambertville Showroom

Big Chill Retro Appliances

CHILL OUT and COOK OUT with Big Chill Retro appliances, of Iron & Oak’s latest professional partnership. We have always been more than just a furniture showroom. Now you can stylize your kitchen into a work of art by combining our handcrafted leather furniture with Big Chill’s retro and industrial designs.

The ABCs Of Custom Furniture Design

Custom Furniture Design: Keywords You Need to Know

Having a leg-up while hunting the New Jersey market for a new piece of furniture is an opportunity you can't pass on. Whether your ideal custom furniture design is Mid-Century, Classics, or Chesterfield, there's a lot to know about the ins and outs of each. Use these terms as your sword and shield while furniture shopping. If information is the key to success, then consider these keywords your own personal lockpicking kit to opening up the world of custom furniture design.

Furniture Anatomy 101: What Makes A Quality Chesterfield?

What Makes a Quality Chesterfield

A Chesterfield sofa is easily one of the most recognizable pieces of furniture around. Stunningly antique and elegantly robust, it is a historical piece of furniture with as much attention to detail as it has class. The hallmark of a quality Chesterfield sofa is extensively visual; luxury leather stretching over a vivacious frame, deep buttoning, and a low back with high, roll-top arms. Unfortunately, the furniture market is flooded with fakes, impostors, swindlers, and tricksters. Each of them cashing in on the reputation of the Chesterfield sofa while not providing…

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…

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