Tag Archives: Elle Decor

Montage: 28 Rooms with Cognac Colored Leather Sofas

We all know that a classic brown leather Chesterfield sofa can look quite dignified in a traditional library setting. Thinking of other types of modern leather sofas in natural colors or rich luggage tones, one might imagine a Danish modern setting, or something quite Italian and sleek. But there’s an in-between.

I actually wouldn’t have guessed that I’d find so many examples of cognac colored modern leather sofas so easily, and that they’d be in such tasteful decors, including Scandinavian interiors,  Brooklyn brownstones, modern houses, and bohemian lofts.

These modern leather sofas mix as well with sheepskin as they do with kilims. Some are clean-lined sectionals, other a tad squishy. While most are in mainly white settings, many are mixed with deep reds, or yellow and green accessories. Here are 28 rooms with modern leather sofas in natural colors like cognac, caramel and tobacco  that are worth studying (and emulating).

For shopping suggestions see: “Get the Look: 28 Leather Sofas in Cognac, Tobacco, & Caramel.”

leather-sofa-sheep-pouf

Femina

leather-daybed

Shoot Factory

Rolf-Benz-MIO-Corner-Sofa

Rolf Benz Furniture

leather-sofa-elle-decoration-UK

Photo by Jean-Marc Wullschleger •  Elle Decoration UK

leather-sofa-nelson-bench

unidentified

leather-sofa-photo-yolande-marx

Photo by Yolandé Marx

leather-sofa-photo-frederik-vercruysse

Photo by Frederik Vercruysse

leather-sofa-brass-chandelier

Morrison Hair Co., Laguna Beach

leather-sofa-eames-lounge

Nuevo Estilo

leather-sofa-cognac-shoot-factory

Shoot Factory

jonathan-adler-living-room

Jonathan Adler •  Elle Decor

leather-sofa-jonathan-adler-shelter-island-dwell

Jonathan Adler & Simon Doonan’s home on Shelter Island
Dwell

leather-sofa-with-kilim

Freedom Winter Collection 2012

caramel-leather-sofa-modern-living-room

Zanotta 

leather-chesterfield-sofa

one forty three

leather-sofa-in-hallway

Shelton, Mindel & Associates

leather-sofa-femina

Femina

leather-sofa-photo-and-styling-by-jane-cameron

Home of Petra Bindel

leather-sofa-etsy

unidentified

leather-sofa-elle-deco-spain

Home of Danish designer Birgitte Rabens
Photo by Raúl Candales •  Elle Decor Spain

leather-sofa-house-of-brinson-photo-william-brinson

Photo by William Brinson  •  House of Brinson

leather-sofa-pilar-guzman-brooklyn

Editor Pilar Guzman’s Brooklyn brownstone
Matthew Hranek  •  Photo by Martha Stewart Living

leather-sofa-amazing-lr

Nuevo Estilo

SONY DSC

Wood & Wool Stool

leather-sofa-mid-century

unidentified

leather-sofa-zebra

Nuevo Estilo

leather-sofa-dwell-photo-will-pryce

Photo by Will Pryce  •  Dwell

*            *            *

Shop modern leather sofas at Switch Modern >

Leave a Comment

Filed under . REGULAR FEATURES, Get The Look

Design Diary: Hearst’s Designer Visions Showhouse

I wish I could have made it to New York for this year’s Hearst Designer Visions show house. It is set in a brand new warehouse-to-condo conversion building in TriBeCa. They paired each magazine with a designer—Matthew Patrick Smyth for Elle Decor, David Rockwell for House Beautiful, and Antony Todd for Veranda. Then, the spaces were used as sets for two short films produced by The 48 Hour Film Project. Here’s a look at the rooms.

E L L E   D E C O R 

Matthew Patrick Smyth

ELLE DECOR PATRICK SMITH BEDROOM SHOW SHOUSE

 Smyth fashioned an ornate 19th-century door frame into a headboard, fitting it with a gray mirror and mounting it with a Venetian painting.

California Closets

HEARST SHOW HOUSE STUDY ELLE DECOR

Raoul Dufy Feuillage wallpaper by Hermès.

Living room with black walls and statement mirror. Check out the feet on the ottoman.

SHOW HOUSE HEARST 2012 JENN AIR

Sleek Perimetric hood by Jenn-Air;  grey crackle Soleil wall tiles by Ann Sacks; Sandpipe cabinets and handles by Poggenpohl.

 – – – – – –    – – – – –     – – – – –

H O U S E   B E A U T I F U L 

 Architect David Rockwell, Rockwell Group

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL SHOW HOUSE BEDROOM ROCKWELL GROUP

Peruvian mirror

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL SHOW HOUSE ROCKWELL GROUP DRESSING ROOM

cork floor tiles line the walls

media room

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL SHOW HOUSE ROCKWELL GROUP

art pottery display

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL SHOW HOUSE ROCKWELL GROUP HOME BAR

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL SHOW HOUSE ROCKWELL GROUP

– – – – – –    – – – – – –    – – – – – – –

V E R A N D A 

Antony Todd

VERANDA HEARST SHOW HOUSE ANTONY TODD

The walls are painted in Benjamin Moore Blue Danube.

VERANDA HEARST SHOW HOUSE ANTONY TODD

Color Preview Collection Silver Fox by Benjamin Moore paint; drapes are Arles by Dedar; linen bergère armchair by John Rosselli Antiques; Old Bronze Burke floor lamp by Hudson Valley Lighting.

VERANDA HEARST SHOW HOUSE ANTONY TODD CLOSET

Walk-in closet by California Closets. Done with Lago® Italian Pietra finish with wenge backing and horsehair-colored, leather-lined drawers.

VERANDA HEARST SHOW HOUSE ANTONY TODD LIVING ROOM NEUTRALS

Walls are painted in Silver Fox by Benjamin Moore; drapes in Pavillon fabric by Dedar; two-cushioned Etienne sofa, Gregor side tables, and Hart chair upholstered in Dedar’s Rataplan, all by Ironies; Claremont Old Bronze Wall Sconce by Hudson Valley Lighting; floor lamp by Rose Tarlow; Cocoon Bell rug by Merida.

VERANDA HEARST SHOW HOUSE ANTONY TODD KITCHEN

Mirror glass tile backsplash wall by Ann Sacks; Countertop in the River Series Grey Amazon Leather® Texture by Silestone by Cosentino; +ARTESIO Terra Matte Kitchen Island Cabinets and Handles by Poggenpohl; leather barstools from Restoration Hardware; Rolling Bar Cart by Antony Todd; red gingham dog bed & bowls by Wagwear; appliances all by Jenn-Air.

In the media room dainty slipper chairs and tiny tabourets are paired with a low-slung custom sofa and a seven-top 21st-century cocktail table. Walls painted in Benjamin Moore’s Night Shade camouflage the window casements, which allow the art to stand out.

 P HO T O  C R E D I T S
Rockwell Group: Photographer Thomas Loof for House Beautiful, 2012.  
Antony Todd: Photographer Max Kim-Bee for VERANDA.
Matthew Patrick Smyth:Photographer Björn Wallander for ELLE DECOR, 2012. 

Leave a Comment

Filed under . REGULAR FEATURES, Design Diary