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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 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.

Vegan Leather Alternatives For Custom Made Furniture

Vegan Leather – The Leather Sofa Alternative

Animal-hide leather has been the staple of the furniture industry for centuries, boasting strength, resilience, comfort, and aesthetic appeal. Now these benefits have been made available without the use of animal byproducts! Vegan Leather may seem like a bit of a misnomer, but rest assured it is two things: not real leather, and stronger than you think. And before you even ask - no, it is not made with real vegans either.

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…

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…

Behind The Scenes: Happy 100th Anniversary Schott NYC!

Last week, of Iron & Oak journeyed up to Union, N.J. to visit Schott NYC‘s breathtaking factory. We’re huge fans of the 100-year-old company and can’t get enough of their fine leather apparel laced with threads of rich American heritage. It was an honor and a privilege to be surrounded by the noise of the factory, the slew of hard workers and the wealth of history that continues to accompany Schott NYC as they celebrate their 100th anniversary. 

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