By Analeese Burnabaker
I have been decorating homes and helping other people decorate
their homes for as long as I can remember. I have always had a
visual eye and a knack for putting colors and fabrics and
pieces together to create beautiful rooms. I had been against
using leather furniture at all costs up until recently. I
discovered, however, just how great using leather furniture
be in a home after I helped a client place leather furniture
I'm not sure why I was so against using leather furniture in
homes. I think I remember my mother, also and interior
designer, telling me that leather furniture was not meant to
in homes. She would allow her clients to place leather
in medical or law offices. So I guess I came by my distaste
leather furniture honestly. I think the fact that I have been
an interior designer for nearly twenty years and that I have
yet to put leather furniture into a home has also helped grow
the feeling I have that homes can be done and done beautifully
My turnaround came a few months ago when a client hired me on
to decorate a cabin they had just purchased for a summer home.
They suggested leather furniture early on in our meetings and
each time I would shake my head kindly and attempt to change
the subject. They finally confronted the issue as I was
bringing out photographs and samples of the kinds of furniture
I saw for their cabin. They asked me why I didn't encourage
people to use leather furniture and I realized for the first
time that I didn't have a great answer for them.
After a few hours of looking at samples of leather furniture
online I became slowly convinced that maybe it was a good
option for this particular project. So I broke my twenty year
pattern and helped my clients place the right kinds of leather
furniture at different places throughout their cabin. The
project turned out amazingly well and I even began to
reconsider the plans I had made for my own lakehouse.
I have since become so fond of using leather furniture in some
projects that I have led clients to that option at least five
or six times. I have even purchased two pieces of great
furniture for my own lakehouse. I'm forever glad that I
discovered leather furniture.
About The Author: Analeese Burnabaker is an interior designer
that has recently fallen in love with using leather furniture.
See www.leatherfurnituregoods.info for more on using
leather furniture in your own home.