Making it Yours 8C: Leather Chesterfield

Making it Yours follows one piece of furniture through several different looks. We’ve already seen this green leather couch in a more masculine room, and then in a younger, more feminine space. Now we have it in its final look, another feminine room, but this time a little more refined.


When Tom gave his little sister, Frances, his chesterfield sofa, she wasn’t so sure it was her style. It’s so big, and so traditional! Years later though, she has come to really appreciate it… Just like Tom has come to appreciate vegan dining.

20 Responses to “Making it Yours 8C: Leather Chesterfield”

  1. jennski March 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    that terrarium is the bomb!

  2. virginia March 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    I love it! but the 10 and 11 are cut off and there is no “12” for the rug, the one I was most interested in. Many thanks for all you do!

  3. Krysten March 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    One of everything please!

  4. Lena March 1, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    I really, really want to see more of Toms and the vegan boyfriends apartment! Please?

  5. Molly the Waffler March 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    I love the simple but elegant lines of the lounge chair. Room and Board is opening a location near my house this fall. I am SO excited…but also a bit scared. Their stuff is lovely, but pretty pricy. I haven’t bought anything from them because I don’t usually buy things sight unseen, but now that I can try them out in person….uh, oh.

    • Making it Lovely March 2, 2012 at 2:17 am #

      Our couch (“Jasper”) is from Room & Board Six years old and still holding up just fine. I like their quality, and the design of course, too.

  6. Katie March 1, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    $12,392. just saying..

    • Making it Lovely March 2, 2012 at 2:23 am #

      Yes, but $10,447 of that is just from the admittedly quite expensive leather sofa and one-of-a-kind rug! And before you balk at the prices, remember that this is to serve as a jumping off point. I talked about it a bit in the first post in this edition.

  7. Tracy March 1, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    Love it! I second the vote to see more of Tom + vegan boyfriend’s home!

  8. Sara Neely March 1, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    That dark green is an amazing color! And chesterfields are definitely my favorite style sofa… I’m kind of obsessed with that one!

  9. masterofboots March 2, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    Would love to fill my home with these elegant pieces

  10. amyks March 2, 2012 at 8:09 am #

    love all of these, but I am wondering why there isn’t a coffee table in any of them :)

  11. The LLUSTRE Team March 2, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    Really great idea for a feature!

    Love from, The LLUSTRE Team

    blog.llustre.com

  12. alicia king March 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    ah, i love that sofa!!!

  13. Make and Do Girl March 4, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    Wow. That’s an awesome terrarium. Love the shape.

  14. yikes March 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    That Ikea black bowl is a blatant rip off of a handmade bowl from etsy shop ETCO!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62002967/paper-mache-bowl-brown-and-gold-the-mini

  15. Simone March 11, 2012 at 1:02 am #

    I’m in love with the green colour in the sofa! Amazing!!

  16. Tatyana March 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    This is a bit late but I just came across this Martha Stewart Sofa (is there a place where she is not selling her stuff?!) that might be a more affordable option for some.
    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/martha-stewart-sofa-saybridge?ID=625489&CategoryID=29391&LinkType=PDPZ1