Textile Tuesday – Leather for Walls      

Yep it’s a good idea, especially in commercial spaces. We even got asked for faux leather for contract curtains recently – the ultimate black-out window treatment. Great in terms of cleanability although you have to be very careful when specifying the FR compliance.

https://www.kothea.com/faux-leather-upholstery-black.htm

Beige Velvet Upholstery

Beige Velvet Upholstery
Beige Velvet Upholstery

Image re-blogged from mysweetsavannah; we love the Beige Velvet Upholstery, nicely complementing the faux rustic decor and grass-cloth rugs. KOTHEA mohair velvets complement many of their other velvets with fine cashmere & silk velvet being the most luxurious for interiors such as this.
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Faux Snake Upholstery

Faux Snake Upholstery
Faux Snake Upholstery
Faux Snake Upholstery

April Hamilton have made excellent use here of an unusual black, faux snake skin upholstery on the rear of this sofa. KOTHEA faux hides (including faux leather and faux snake skins) are ideal for the designer who has texture and ease of ongoing maintenace in mind. Faux snake skins are FAR more practical than the real thing – imagine exactly how you would upholster a real sofa with snake skins that might only be 40cm wide…a LOT of joins. However faux snake skins are quite hard to get hold of – essentially because they are seldom used by interior designers….not rare, just unusual.

Textured Upholstery

Textured Upholstery
Textured Upholstery
Textured Upholstery

Some nice Textured Upholstery on the sofas in this interior from Armstrong Keyworth. This looks like a warehouse conversion of sorts. Nice combination of clean new lines with renovated brickwork. Textured upholstery is always a good route to take when considering the fabric in your interior scheme. It’s not just about colour schemes texture and touch are also important to the people who will end up living there.

Faux Leather Upholstery

Faux Leather Upholstery
Faux Leather Upholstery
Faux Leather Upholstery

Great Faux Leather Upholstery from Area Sq in this great commercial office space. Beige faux leather such as this might seem too-light a colour choice. However faux leather is exceptionally hard wearing and highly suited to contract environments such as this. Many KOTHEA faux leathers have a Martindale rub test exceeding 100,000 rubs (some over 200, 000) – so very durable products that will last the test of time if suitably cared for and upholstered. ‘Real’ leather will be MUCH more of a problematic option both in terms of the initial cost AND the cost of care and maintenance.

The Hempel

Anouska Hempel Design - The Hempel
Anouska Hempel Design - The Hempel
Anouska Hempel Design – The Hempel

Classically straightforward hotel design from Anouska Hempel Design @ The Hempel hotel in West London. Been there, done that – albeit a while back. And very nice it was too. Not too much farbic on offer however some nice linen sheers adorn the windows at the back if you look  closely enough!