Get cosy with Cowhide designs for the home and workplace.
Animal prints are a tricky one. It’s far too easy to get it wrong and find yourself on the wrong side of smut. The right balance is equally difficult. However, when done correctly, the look achieved is completely effortless and wonderfully stylish – something we all strive for.
Putting Interior skills to use with Cowhides.
I know better than anyone how difficult it can be to style a space with cowhide, so I’ve decided to put my interior skills to good use and do the hard work for you. Below you will find my cowhide guide to staying on the right side of stylish along with Smithers Cowhide Furniture Collection. You can thank me later.
Keep it simple.
I’d like to tell you it’s a very complicated method, but truth be told, simplicity is the key when it comes to cowhide. Animal hides carry such a distinctive print, they are quite capable of being a key feature in any room as long as the rest of the space is kept simple.
Clean lines, uncluttered spaces and simple colour schemes will all compliment the cowhide and help to achieve a classic style in any space.
Don’t overdo it.
This rule should be law when it comes to choosing your cowhide piece of furniture. Animal print is more than capable of achieving a first class look by opting for clean, retro shaping that is echoed in the furniture’s design.
Over complicated and multiple designs such as sofas and matching chairs bedecked in cowhide cushions, studwork, piping and spangles galore, will very much result in the style being compromised. More often than not, less is most definitely more, and that rule of thumb absolutely applies to this collection.
You’re the one.
Be choosy. Take your time. You could be spending a lot of time in this space – it needs to be good. Make sure the cowhide piece of furniture you choose is a great one that guarantees to stand the test of time when it comes to interior style. One statement chair, or two accent pieces will more than accommodate your cowhide needs before slipping in to overkill.
Where to buy.
Smithers of Stamford of course! We have a large Cowhide Furniture Range online now, a collection that continues to grow. We also carry a few Cowhide key pieces in our store, based on Broad Street in Stamford, Lincolnshire.
Where to put your cowhide.
ANYWHERE!! Cowhide isn’t limited to one space and offers huge versatility to many spaces. Most clients have incorporated cowhides into their living rooms, but I can confirm it also works superbly in hallways, kitchens and bedrooms.
Smithers Cowhide pieces have also proved hugely popular within the work place and corporate businesses, in particular the hospitality sector.
Cowhide vs Goatskin?
Ok so I know this has all been about cowhide but I promise you goatskin is worth a mention. Its a close call to be honest. A bit like having to choose between Starksy and Hutch – I love them both, and both will offer the same classic style and benefits. The only difference? Goatskin is more hardwearing, which is why I have included it in the collection and this blog.
The Cowhide Collection
Enough of my gabbling. Ladies and gents – I give you The Cowhide Collection.
From our Logan Furniture Range comes the minimalistic low seated Cowhide Butterfly Chair – great for sinking back and relaxing in with your favourite book. This iconic shaped chair is available in Black or Brown Genuine Cowhide fur. Now as previously mentioned, less is more and these chairs are an easy example to follow that theory.
If you really don’t want to overdo the whole animal print effect, you’ll be pleased to know the Butterflies are also available in black or brown leathers. Mixing up animal hides with genuine leathers will keep your style strong but subtle.
Neutral tones, along with a pop of colour thrown in for good measure is an excellent way to compliment the look and achieve maximum effect. I am a big fan of minimalism as long as its realistic within the home and this is a style that really sits well the cowhide, along with some industrial decor to add a drop of oomph.
Cowhide Storage Trunk
These eye-catching Chest of Drawers feature three stainless steel plated drawers for all your storage needs. The drawers are dressed in genuine cowhide and are finished with a soft leather strap handle complete with reflective stud detailing.
Three steel clasps secure the lid, which opens to reveal two generous storage compartments. The sides of the trunk are trimmed with genuine brown leather to compliment the cowhide. This stunning Storage Trunk is made from genuine cowhide, is also available in black and guarantees to gain attention in any space.
Whether its a spacious hallway, cosy living room or masculine bedroom, our Cowhide Storage Trunk offers great versatility and style throughout.
Cowhide Dining Chairs
Dining should be two things – comfortable and stylish. Thankfully our Cowhide Dining Chairs tick both those boxes. Available in either brown and black cowhide or vintage tan, black or dark brown industrial leather, these classic chairs look their best when displayed as a mixture.
The Cowhide Dining Chairs are also part of the Logan Collection – one of our best selling ranges to date, which we put down to their classic style. Regardless of whether you’re dining decor is traditional, modern or industrial, rest assured these versatile chairs will compliment every look.
Cowhide Bar Chairs
These Cowhide And Leather Stools are the latest additions to our Logan Bar Furniture Range. No need to restrict the cowhide to your dining room – these look great at a kitchen island. The Logan Bar Chairs has also proved equally popular within the hospitality sector – bars and restaurants in particular.
Our new bar stool designs are available in two sizes as a large Cowhide Bar Stools sitting at 80cm and also Medium 65cm, which is a suitable sitting height for most breakfast bars. Just like the dining chairs above, they work very well as a mix of the fabrics for a look thats subtle and effortless.
The Logan Furniture Range with our all new Industrial Leather Dining Chair. Available as a Carver shape in distressed Tan, Dark Brown and Black Leather or Brown and Black Cowhide. Perfect chair for those who like to sit at the head of the table!
The Cowhide stool makes a trending fashion statement with it’s genuine cowhide. This universal design, can be used as a footstool thanks to the hardwearing fabric.
Not only is the stool a modern design, the craftsmanship is second to none. Our Cowhide Stools work well amongst urban interior styles.
Capra Rocking Chair
It may look like cowhide but it is, in fact made from genuine goats skin fur hide, which is much more hard wearing and longer lasting than real cowhides.
This on trend Rocking Chair is a limited edition piece and comes with a very comfortable square shaped seat. The chair is upholstered with genuine goats fur for added luxury. These eye-catching rockers are perfect for the living room, bedroom, kitchen diner and are even strong enough for business contract furniture.
This Rocker is a brand modern design just waiting for a new home.
I cannot recommend this new collection enough and I hope my words of advice have been more helpful than hindering. If in doubt, then just shout in the comments – it will be interesting to get your thoughts on our new cool Cowhide Furniture range – despite my whereabouts you can guarantee some form of electronic device will be attached to me enabling Smithers contact!!
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