When purchasing leather furnishings, it’s importation to know what kind of leather you are purchasing. Below is a break down of different leather types to help you understand what you are buying and how to spot the different leather types.
FULL GRAIN LEATHER
Full Grain refers to leather that has not been altered by sanding or buffing. Full Grain leather retains the grain layer, original texture and markings that naturally occur during the lifetime of the animal and create a one-of-a-kind look for each upholstered product. The vast majority of Adobe’s Leather Furniture are designed on Full Grain hides.Full Grain is often confused with Top Grain, but “Top Grain” leather simply comes from the uppermost portion of a hide – the term “Top Grain” is refering to the layer of the hide from which the leather originates. Leather is split into layers and sold as two different products: Top Grain and Split leather. From the Top Grain portion of a hide comes both Full Grain and Corrected Grain leathers.
CORRECTED GRAIN LEATHER
Corrected Grain is also Top Grain leather. Corrected Grain leather undergoes a light buffing process to better absorb dye and minimize the appearance of blemishes and natural leather markings on its surface. Corrected Grain leather is often preferred for use in projects where uniform color desired. Nubuck, a Corrected Grain leather, is Top Grain leather where the top hair cell layer has been removed by sanding, resulting in a luxurious nap and velvet-like surface. Split leathers are often sold as suede. They originate a few layers down from the grain.
ANILINE VS. SEMI-ANILINE
Aniline leather is colored by immersing hides in a dye bath with transparent, aniline dyes that fully penetrate the hide. These leathers are the most natural and often the most pristine hides are used. All surface imperfections and flaws (or beauty marks) will be visible in aniline dyed leathers.
Semi Aniline leathers are aniline dyed with an added layer of pigment or surface coating to enhance durability and color consistency. Imperfections and flaws are still visible.
VEGETABLE TANNING VS. CHROME TANNING
Vegetable Tanning is the oldest method of tanning. It utilizes vegetable tannins and extracts from trees and plants for use in the tanning process. Today, vegetable tanned leather is still utilized by boot and saddle makers.
Chrome Tanning is the most widely used process of tanning leather, accounting for approximately 90% of leather produced globally today. Invented in the 19th century, chrome tanning uses the minerals of chromium salts to tan hides and allows for a softer hand and a broader range of color.
With rustic interior design ideas from Adobe Interiors, the possibilities are endless. While some may consider this style of unique wooden furniture and luxurious textiles to be a trend, we design our pieces to stand up to the test of time. This home furnishing style can be coupled with various upholsteries and accessories to make the living space instantly appear rich and inviting. Because the furniture is custom made, there is no uniform, hard-and-fast look; your home will express the individuality that reflects your personality!
A few key features to furnishing your home with rustic home furnishings are:
– Blend seemingly incongruent items, like antiques and country or Western accessories
– Mixing classic pieces with rustic, contemporary items to convey a transitional twist
– Stylish use of rustic elements indoors, such as wood beams for ceilings
– Using natural elements like cotton and jute for curtains or upholsteries
– Tying in metal pieces, ceramics and leather to give off a warm, earthy feeling
– Use of re-purposed materials in furniture and lighting with natural elements abounding
Your home will be like no other with help from Adobe Interiors’ rustic interior design selection. Wow your friends and family with home décor that is tasteful and timeless!
Looking to make noticeable but not-so-drastic changes to your home? Give your living space a new look with luxurious fabrics and linens from Adobe Interiors. In addition to customizable furniture, we offer drapery, textiles and upholstery to provide the change you’re looking to make. Our linens and fabrics blend together seamlessly with your environment and your personal style.
Our impressive selection of colors, prints and textures will further enhance the interior design of your home. We guarantee our materials will last for years to come, in both quality and taste. Our textiles are designed to coordinate with your home furnishings and stand up to everyday living in your home.
We vow to go above and beyond to meet your highest expectations and ensure that you are receiving only the finest linens and home furnishings. As the Fort Worth, Texas area’s premier source for luxury, we guarantee your rustic home furnishing needs will be met when you turn to Adobe Interiors.
For more information about the textiles available, and how to coordinate personalized fabrics with your customizable furniture, contact us today. We can set up an appointment for your free personal design consultation to find the materials best suited for your home!
Do you want to furnish your home with rustic interior design pieces? Adobe Interiors is your source for beautifully handcrafted wooden furniture. We take pride in our custom furniture designs, free personalized design services, and a quality of craftsmanship that is unsurpassed. We create unique pieces, varying in material, size and finish that are made-to-order with your preferences.
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At our custom furniture workshop in Fort Worth, Texas, our highly skilled artisans use only the finest quality materials when handcrafting the custom furniture and accessories. Furthermore, the majority of our wooden pieces are kiln-dried in order to enhance the strength and durability of its beautiful finish.
What happens when you fall in love with a piece in our showroom but want to add a little more of your personal style? No problem. Adobe Interiors is able to alter most of the items on display to meet your custom specifications. We want you to have the power to express yourself through your home décor, which is why we specialize in customizable rustic interior design.
Adobe Interiors uses traditional techniques and materials that will endure the test of time. Our custom pieces will outlast modern trends and appeal to future generations. Let us help you find your new long-lasting custom furniture today!
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You will be amazed by our breathtaking furniture and accessories. In turn, your guests also will be blown away when they come to visit. With our selection of living room, dining room, bedroom and office furniture, you will be sure to find the perfect pieces to complete the look you are after. Your customized furnishings will serve as a conversation piece while entertaining your guests.
Not only will you find unique rustic ranch furniture from Adobe Interiors, but we also specialize in home décor. We offer wonderful sculptures, vases, original wall art paintings, and dinnerware. The accessories found in our showroom are all made from a vast array of exotic materials, each with its own story to tell. We realize you have your own story, which is why we provide home décor customization that will stand the test of time.
To find out more about the products and services we offer, please contact us today or visit our showroom.