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here is the truth . . .  i’m not a fan of leather couches (and speaking of, do you call it a sofa or couch? i usually say couch but sofa somehow seems better in written form.  maybe?!).  ok, back to the leather.  maybe it has to do with having a black leather sofa in the basement growing up.  or, perhaps it has to do with my dislike of brown?  or maybe, i’ve always felt they were too masculine?  really, i’ve just always found them cold.  literally.  but, lately, i seem to be warming up to them.  i’m really taking to the look of white walls and chocolate brown leather warmed up with cozy cushions and blankets.

how do you feel about leather?

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  • Nancie Nelson Bartly
    Commented on November 11th, 2013 at 11:34am

    In Texas I have a leather couch and it is refreshing to sit on because it is cool. And even in the winter…after you sit on it a bit, it will warm up and feel fine.
    In Colorado we have a “pleather” couch and it is chilly. It is always covered with bunches of lovely warm cuddly blankets.
    But I think the real joy in leather is it gets better with age, stains just give it character and it never LOOKS dirty. Unless you get white but then that’s a whole ‘nother thing.

  • Trina
    Commented on November 11th, 2013 at 5:32pm

    i like the idea of stains giving it character. . . and i can see how leather would be cooler in the summer . . . except for if it got sticky like in a hot car. :) xo . t

  • Genni
    Commented on November 11th, 2013 at 3:10pm

    My husband had a black leather couch when we got married, and he wouldn’t part with it. I’ve honestly never liked it but it recently started to grow on me. I like to layer it with different textures of throws and pillows, and that makes all the difference in the world. What’s nice, is when I change the decor of my living room, it’s really easy to make the couch have an updated look. With 4 children now it’s so much easier to clean, and looks better because it’s easier to keep clean and has zero stains. We replaced the over-sized, stuffed’pottery barn brown’ couches in our family room with a rustic brown leather sectional. And again, I’m really surprised how much I like it. Sure, I’d love a white couch, but with 4 children it would be ruined before I could have company over. So I have a new, unexpected love for the leather couches as well.(I say couch as apposed to sofa, but did your grandparents ever call it a davenport? Ever hear of that for a couch/sofa?)

  • Trina
    Commented on November 11th, 2013 at 5:30pm

    guys always prefer leather – i’m convinced. i’ve never heard davenport? iteresting. i def think people around here use the word couch more often than sofa.
    xo . t

  • Angela
    Commented on November 11th, 2013 at 3:40pm

    Ha, just yesterday I spent several hours looking for a leather sofa/couch. I always thought I would never go for a leather couch but now that I’m looking for a couch to buy, I’m really drawn to leather. I like the distressed/worn out look of an old leather couch. Something a ‘couch’ sofa just doesn’t have.

  • Trina
    Commented on November 11th, 2013 at 5:29pm

    it is the distressed and worn ones that are the best, indeed! xo . t

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