Archive for July, 2010

Add a Masculine Touch with Leather Furniture

Monday, July 26th, 2010


If you’d like to give a masculine touch to your home décor, consider leather furniture. Leather will give any room a richer look. The comfort and style provided by leather can’t be matched by vinyl or other synthetic leather substitutes. There’s nothing better at the end of a long day than sinking into a luxurious leather chair. Besides looking good and feeling great, leather is easy to care for and durable.

Leather furniture usually requires a significant investment, so it’s important to buy from a reputable dealer. The softest and most durable type of leather is called top grade (it’s made from the outer layer of the hide). The best finish for top grade leather is called aniline. It brings out the natural beauty of the hide without adding stiffness.

Two of the more popular leather furniture manufacturers are Bari Leather Furniture and American Leather Furniture. Visit the company websites to get an idea about what type of leather furniture is available. Bari Leather sells leather furniture online while American Leather is sold through furniture retailers.

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The Selby Blog

Monday, July 12th, 2010


Todd Selby is one of the hottest interior designer bloggers. At, he displays his photographs of the home environments of creative people. Some of his recent subjects include designers Luis Vuitton, Karl Lagerfeld and Christopher Nemeth. The photographers are accompanied by hand written interviews and original artwork by Selby.

The blog gets about 45,000 visitors a day. There is also a new book with pictures from the blog called The Selby is in Your Place. Selby began his career as a magazine journalist and photographer but soon expanded to blogging for an increased audience. You can see his photographs at

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