Janell BealsTraditional Family Room, Portland
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You'll want to keep leather at least 2 feet from a heat source to prevent it from drying out, and keep it out of direct sunlight to prevent fading. And do not use caustic household cleaners to clean leather. Instead, use a mild, nonacidic soap mixed with water and apply with an up-and-down or side-to-side motion (not in a circle). Clean an area larger than the spot, rinse with a damp cloth and allow it to dry for 24 hours. There is no guarantee that a spot can be removed from leather. When in doubt, call a professional before using any chemicals.
If you love the look of a deer head on the wall but, like me, you just cried too long and hard when Bambi's mother got shot, then try a beautiful wood or resin sculpture. All the beauty with none of the childhood traumatic memories.
Streamlined and sleek, this leather upholstered daybed fits perfectly into the room's furniture plan. Not only does its presence add to the jazzy vibe in the space, it also functions as guest seating without obstructing the view of the musician on the piano.
4. A respect for the past. Much like other parts of the country, there is a sizable movement in the Northwest to maintain and treasure styles from eras past. What I can appreciate is the willingness to incorporate a touch of the unexpected. In this Craftsman home, modern furniture, traditional casework and a touch of whimsy in the deer head are all expertly combined into one lovely Northwestern interior.