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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…

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…

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.

Four Things To Do In Lambertville New Jersey

4 Things to do in Lambertville

Lambertville, New Jersey is an artfully historic and vibrant town. That's why we love it here - our unique custom furniture and antique showroom feels right at home. Small and large, it blends the homey feeling of the country with the bustling energy of a small city. We feel that Lambertville is a fantastic weekend destination for couples, families, and individuals of many interests. For a short list of worthwhile entertainment, continue reading!

Four Things To Do In New Hope Pennsylvania

4 Things to do in New Hope

Across the river from the heart of Lambertville is a serene and idyllic town, Pennsylvania’s border gem of New Hope. Less than 5 minutes away from our showroom of handmade furniture in New Jersey's Lambertville lies New Hope. Formerly regarded as the halfway point between Pennsylvania and New York back in the days of old, it is now nicknamed “Coryell’s Ferry”, and thrives off of its small but meaningful tourism market. It’s definitely worthwhile to check out New Hope while if you're in the Lambertville area, or worth it all…

Four Things To Do In Philadelphia

4 Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, is a prime location for sightseeing and learning. With arguably more to do than the last of our locations, New Hope and Lambertville, Philadelphia has a wealth of opportunity. Located roughly an hour from our New Jersey furniture showroom, Philadelphia is easy to reach from both New Hope and Lambertville. If you’re looking for fun weekend activities and to get out of the area, Philadelphia is the place to go.

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