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brimfield 2011: leather

by Grace Bonney


On the car ride home from Brimfield, Amy, Kate and I talked about our respective senses of humor. It was quickly determined that I had what was probably the most juvenile sense of humor, which would explain why I can’t type this post’s title without saying it with a stupid voice inspired by this terrible, but classic, Saturday Night Live sketch. But in all seriousness, when it came to trends at Brimfield this year, leather was the clear winner. Every booth seemed to be overflowing with comfy leather armchairs, woven leather accessories or stately leather sofas with tufted detailing. It was part 70s lounge (caramel leather combined with wood) and part “Ivy League Professor” everywhere where looked. So to kick off our Brimfield trend coverage for this year (stay tuned for more posts today and next week) I’m starting with all things leather. I hope you’ll enjoy the trip through leather-ville. If you snapped photos of great leather pieces at Brimfield please feel free to share your photos below! xo, grace

Image above: we all fell in love with these leather chairs that had upholstered fabric seats.


Image above: I’ve been hunting down one of these wine racks for ages but sadly the $750 price tag was too much for my wallet. So gorgeous though. 1st dibs has several if you’re interested in something similar.


Image above: I preferred the slightly lighter leather look to the stately professor vibe. This woven, caramel colored leather popped up a lot and was my favorite version of the trend.

CLICK HERE for 8 more gorgeous leather photos from this week’s Brimfield fleamarket after the jump!



Images above: stately worn-in leather chairs like this were everywhere.


Image above: My favorite, the lighter leather combined with wood or chrome.



Images above: There were rows upon rows of these gorgeous leather armchairs in one huge booth. The backs of the chairs were undeniably sexy. I loved how heavy they felt from the front, but then when you saw them from the other side they had this sensual curve to their back.



Images above: Kate and I cool our heels in a couple of sweet leather sofas after hours and hours of walking.


Image above: This vintage leather and metal desk chair would be so beautiful at a modern power desk.


Image above: Soft leather sofas were tough to resist after walking for a full day. This one was especially tempting.

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