"The Leather Settees . . . Before and After . . . "


We do a lot here at SMW Design.  We work with our great clients.  We get published every now and again.  We shop for textiles endlessly.  And we seem to be constantly traveling . . . lol.  But, one of my favourite aspects of the design business is having the chance to custom design furniture.  It's a fairly regular occurrence here at the office as there always seems to be that *one* piece that we can never seem to find in the market place.  Sometimes it's all about requiring a custom size.  Or a very specific detail.  And sometimes it's just about needing something completely bespoke to really complete a project.

That's the story with these dandy leather settees.  The space was going to be minimally furnished - as it's in the vestibule in a larger building - so the pieces used really needed to stand on their own - and make an impact.

So . . . we go to pen and paper.  And then finalize the details with CAD drawings.  

We actually based these settees on one that I had custom designed for 
my own home several years ago.  I loved the shape and exposed leg detail 
- and the generous tufting and miles of nailhead really made the piece 'sing.' 

So we tweaked the specs to make a perfect fit in this new project.

And then REALLY 'swung for the fences' by using a cherry red leather for the upholstery.
The finish on the leather photographed much 'glossier' than it actually is in person. 
But, regardless - the settees have some serious 'presence.' 

And here they are . . . in place.  Simple slate floors.  Masses of custom woodwork.
And the two flanking bespoke leather settees with custom tartan pillows.



These are so lovely! Great work, Scot!
Salmagundi said…
Perfection! Sally
Thank you baby jesus! I was afraid the red settee was the before and I thought how could even the great tartan one improve on that perfection! Love the leg and the tufts, which when my son was young he called navels!
Thanks y'all!

Wow! I love these and I love the pillow!
lsellers said…
You could sell those.
Unknown said…
Those are GORGEOUS!!! Nice job!
Really lovely Scot, as always. Shiree'
Karena said…
Beautifully designed and perfect for the space Scot!

Art by Karena
Unknown said…
Love the "play by play" from concept to installation! And a beautiful design as well. It what makes being a designer so much fun!!!
Dean Farris said…
Oh Scot, anything tufted makes me weak in the knees...
Merlin said…
I DIE! Tufted...nail heads...RED LEATHER. The trinity!! franki

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