Behind The Scenes

An Insider’s Guide to Maiden Home Leather

03/05/2021

The rich texture, supple hand, and exceptional durability of leather transform any piece into a timeless design. From the buttery-soft, hand-polished finish of Tuscan Leather to our contemporary Pebbled Leather with a hint of texture, we’ve curated an assortment of Italian leathers to perfectly match the aesthetic and function of your home.

Discover the world behind our top grain Italian leather—from the heritage craftsmanship to the distinct style and durability profile of each collection—for a luxurious look and quality to last a lifetime.

TIMELESS CRAFTSMANSHIP

TIMELESS CRAFTSMANSHIP

Our leather partner, Moore & Giles, has been in the leather industry since the Great Depression. It has since become a leader in sustainable leather production with a global network of ranchers and tanneries. These leather producers—largely small and family-run—offer some of the best leathers in the industry. Their time-honored techniques lend themselves to hides that not only look and feel amazing, but also stand the test of time—after all, they’ve been producing hides the same way for centuries.

We’ve taken great care to hand-select a curated assortment of tried-and-true shades to complement your home. Our Tuscan and Pebbled Leather Collections are sourced from the same fifth-generation tannery in Bassano, Italy. And while both offer best-in-class quality and craftsmanship by design, each has a distinct style and durability profile.

TUSCAN LEATHER

TUSCAN LEATHER

The Tuscan Leather Collection is crafted from premium quality hides, which are saturated with rich color to achieve our range of neutral shades. With minimal processing, the natural qualities of the leather, like scratches, stretch marks, or bites may be present—all contributing to the natural beauty of the material, making each piece upholstered in Tuscan truly unique. Each hide is individually hand-polished, giving Tuscan Leather its exceptionally soft hand and an aesthetic that is both modern and timeless.

Designer Tip: Since leather is stretched during the upholstery process (especially for tight-backed styles like The Carmine or Ludlow Collections), there will be variation in the tone of Tuscan Leather on more taut areas of your sofa like the back or arms. In order to get a sense for the range, press your finger onto the back of your leather swatch and pull down, revealing the shades that may appear on your sofa. 

PEBBLED LEATHER

PEBBLED LEATHER

For a more contemporary look with a touch of texture, our Pebbled Leather Collection is offered in two curated colorways, each with an ultra-soft, supple hand. As the hides are lightly treated and finished with a beautiful pebble grain texture, natural markings that one can expect from our Tuscan Leather Collection won’t be visible. If you’re concerned about pets or kids scratching your piece, our Pebbled Leather offers a highly durable, matte texture that will disguise everyday wear and tear, while adding beautiful dimension and textural interest.  


CARING FOR LEATHER UPHOLSTERY

CARING FOR LEATHER UPHOLSTERY

Leather furniture is naturally stain-resistant and among the most durable options one can choose for their home. Leather has been known to last nearly three times as long as fabric upholstery, making it well worth the investment for handmade furniture. While you should avoid placing your leather furniture in direct sunlight, dusting with a dry cloth periodically is typically all that’s needed to care for your leather piece.

Leathers treated with a wax finish, like our Tuscan Leather, will show surface scratches fairly easily. While scratches are easily buffed out by applying light heat and rubbing the wax back into place, our recommendation is always to embrace the natural wear process as part of the unique beauty of top-quality leathers.

High quality leather will develop a beautiful patina that only get better with age—fulfilling our mission to deliver luxury, custom made pieces that will stand the test of time.

For a detailed guide on caring for Italian leather, download our artisan partner Moore & Giles' Leather Care Guide.

START WITH SWATCHES

Order a complimentary leather swatch kit of our premium leather assortment—including our Tuscan and Pebbled Leather hues—and experience the beauty of our top-quality Italian leather in your home.

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