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4 Things To Do In Princeton, NJ

4 Things to do in Princeton, NJ

Princeton, New Jersey, is a historic town. Known primarily for its Ivy League Princeton University, and its role in the Revolutionary War, Princeton has the history and spirit of New Jersey deeply embedded within it. Roughly twenty minutes from Lambertville and our custom furniture showroom, we know Princeton like our own backyard. If you're looking to spend a pleasant day soaking in the arts and appreciating nature, then continue below to see four great things you can do while in Princeton.

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…

The Beginners Guide To Leather Care

Beginner’s Guide to the Secrets of Leather Furniture Care

Leather Furniture Care and You So you’ve purchased a stunning custom leather sofa, loveseat, armchair, or sectional from of Iron & Oak. First things first, congratulations! You have made an investment that you will continue to profit from for decades down the line. The only thing left is to master the art of leather furniture care to keep your new piece perfect. If you’re fuzzy on how custom leather furniture is an investment on your part, brush up on your leather legalese with Why You Should Embrace Your Aging Leather.…

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…

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…

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…

The Gentleman’s Guide To The Study

Although I've never heard him say it, I can vividly imagine my grandfather, a gentlemen in the highest esteem, saying to a much younger versions of my father, "If you need me, I'll be in my study." The study was once a place for the gentlemen to retire to. He'd hang his wool coat on the wall and sit down in a deep, worn leather chair. You knocked on the door before you entered your father's study and you definitely didn't open the drawers of the desk in your father's study.…

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