UB Spotlight: Tan Leather – The Return Of A Classic


It seems like we are in the middle of a renaissance when it comes to furniture; recent trends suggest we are returning to some classic styles of times gone by. The renewed popularity of mid-Century modern design is a great example of this. Maybe it marks a desire to return to simpler times, or perhaps it’s just history repeating itself. Whatever it is I like it! Another recent trend is the renewed interest in tan-coloured leather upholstery.  There is something about tan leather that says it’s a classic that will be in style forever.  Personally I recall my grade 8 teachers ’57 Corvette with its contrasting red and white exterior and classic tan leather seats. I think the car alone made him the coolest teacher I’ve had!


At Urban Barn we are very excited by some new leather options we have coming in that speak to this trend. Our new Diego sofa is, in my opinion, one of the best things to come our way in a very long time. Not only is the colour a perfect rendering of classic tan, it’s also one of the nicest sofas I’ve sat on. The full Italian top grain leather is as soft and supple as it gets, and the seats are complete with a feather fill that you just sink into. At $2999 this sofa is an investment indeed, but that is precisely what I love about it. The Diego will continue to look good for years to come and will actually improve with age.


Another great option we are rolling out is a tan version of our fan-favorite Belvedere recliner. Also in a full Italian top-grain leather, this is a chair that is so comfortable that you won’t want to get up. Well maybe just so you can stand back and admire it! Also available in our power version, the Benson. So maybe I can’t get my hands on a ’57 Vette, but a Diego sofa just might suffice.

All living room leather furniture is currently 15% off until August 17th.

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