The Luxe Look of Leather

I will be the first to admit it, I am not a huge fan of leather. The first thing that comes to mind are bad 90’s couches, la-z-boy chairs a-la Frasier, and ultra modern furniture fit for an office lobby. While that may be harsh, I also admit that it is not status quo. Leather has grown on me over the years. Tufted, distressed, or trimmed with nail-heads, leather can be the perfect punch of texture that a room so desperately needs.

Leather can be warm and inviting, or modern and sleek. Either way, leather is a texture that can change the personality of a room in an instant. Here are some fantastically luxe looks of leather.

 Some of my favorite leather sofas


A leather chair in a bathroom via Elle Decor

I am in love with this worldly bathroom with striking penny tile floors complete with a leather armchair. Photo source: Elle Decor

Net-a-Porter founder;s London kitchen with leather stools

A smart and sophisticated London kitchen from the founder of Net-a-Porter. Photo source: AD

A masculine and leather hideaway via Elle Decor

Leather and leopard make for a rich combination (Lots of nudes on the walls!). Photo source: Elle Decor

A yummy and comfy tufted library via House Beautiful

Exactly the room where I would imagine a tufted leather sofa. A perfect spot to cuddle up with a book. Photo source: House Beautiful 

Beautiful leather chairs by Nancy Corzine in Jerry Pair Leather via Veranda

A smart shade of grey leather on these Nancy Corzine chairs with a lovely distressed sweedish table. Photo source: Veranda

Blue leather tufted chair in the historic Manhattan home of Robert Duffy

A smashing blue leather tufted armchair in this wonderfully collected room that is beautifully wallpapered. That marble on the fireplace is also fabulous. Photo source: AD

Dining room by David Netto in Veranda

David Netto created this contrasting and classic dining room at the Boxwood estate in Nashville. Photo source: Veranda

Elle Decor dining room in home of Glen Senk and Keith Johnson with leather bench

A tufted high-backed bench works wonderfully in this traditional dining room. A much needed dose of warmth and texture. Photo source: Elle Decor


A comfortably cool and chic room. Photo source: AD Spain

Green leather dining chairs via Elle Decor

Obsessed with the combination of green and blue and white. Love the copious amount of texture in this room. Photo source: Elle Decor

Leather bed that is smart and sophisticated via Veranda

A leather headboard that is classic and sophisticated for a city bedroom. Photo source: Veranda

Living room with black leather via DOmaine Home

A touch of black and brown leather bring perfect personality and texture to this living area. Photo source: Domaine Home

Malibu blue ocean is the backdrop for these warm leather chairs in ADjpg

A picture window with a picture perfect view in Malibu. The leather here is unexpected and adds incredible intimacy to this large scale room. Photo source: AD

Steven Gambrel via Elle Decor

A brown tufted leather bench is a distinguished addition to this hallway. Photo source: Elle Decor