Decorating & Design

October 10, 2012

Leather Accessories

I’ve developed a special appreciation for old world style and decor — first sparked by a trip to London last year where I toured countless grand halls and libraries belonging to an era for which I’m convinced I was meant. When I think old world style, I think of English countryside estates with luxurious chestnut, navy and burgundy colour palettes. Fellow vegetarians would scoff at my ardent love for all things leather, and I don’t blame them — how hypocritical! But what could be more elegant than a sleek settee in a rich chocolate hue?

I came across a brilliant U.K.-based furniture company called Chesterfields, which manufactures quality leather furniture using original methods of craftsmanship. Here’s a peek into their showroom that had me longing for the same style at home.

I drew from Chesterfields’ gorgeous palette and rich textures when I decorated my new bedroom, since I knew I wouldn’t tire of the style.

I was thinking rough wood and rich leather accents, and I landed some pretty great accessories to go with an antique desk I inherited. I found this leather journal at Indigo.

HomeSense is a great place for inexpensive accessories. This stunning letter holder isn’t real leather but definitely fits the part.

I like to think that everyone’s interior style mirrors their fashion sense, and as the cold winter months approach, I’d love these gorgeous suede Tory Burch boots.

How chic would a Louis Vuitton travelling case be set atop a dresser? For $4,500 that’s not likely to happen, but a girl can dream.

Check back soon for my next post on grand old world libraries.

Photo credits:
1. Donghia Leather
2-4. Chesterfields
5-6. Floriana Paonessa
7. Alaina Mid Calf Boots, Tory Burch
8. Case With Mirror, M21822, Louis Vuitton