Our New Cognac Leather Chair in the Living Room

Our family room is quickly turning into my favorite room in our house. I’ve always loved it because it’s really the main living space, since it connects to the “dining room” (not exactly a room..) and kitchen. But now I’m loving the design & look of the space too!

family-room-couchWe’re still obsessed with our new gray sectional from Interior Define (more about that purchase here). It’s so comfortable and it really opened up the entire space. But with our big bulky white sofa gone, I felt like the room still needed something.

family-room-built-ins-artThe side table, lamp, and art certainly helped. But still…1 more piece was needed for this space to feel more complete. And now it is here…family-room-article-chair

A chair!

Our New Leather Chair

leather-nina-armchairThis Nina armchair recently arrived from Article and I’m in love. When considering a chair for the space, I was at a loss as to what to get. With the large sectional being all upholstered fabric, I wanted to try to stay away from another upholstered piece. That’s when I started looking into leather.

When I first told Finn I was considering a leather couch, he automatically assumed I meant a jumbo lounger chair complete with a cupholder. I think he was secretly excited, but then I quickly explained that the leather chairs I was contemplating would be a bit sleeker.

leather-cognac-chairAs for the color of leather…it took me a little bit to finally decide on cognac. I’ve had a crush on the color for some time now, after seeing it in so many beautifully designed spaces. After hemming & hawing for far too long (something I do incessantly about home purchases), I decided to take the plunge.

I’m so happy I did. This chair from Article is absolute perfection. I’ve been familiar with Article for some time now (thanks to some of our favorite bloggers) but got major heart eyes when I dove deeper into their website. So many gorgeous finds with reasonable price points.

built-ins-family-roomAnd the chair…the chair! As soon as I spotted it, I knew it was the one. It’s a bit mid-century, a bit contemporary, and a whole lot of comfy. The seat is so deep and the leather is like butter.

family-room-chairI’ve never owned a leather piece of furniture before, so I find myself constantly petting this. Is that weird? Hmmm…probably. But I can’t seem to help it!

family-room-back-of-chairI’m not gonna lie, I was a little nervous that adding a large chair to this space would really crowd it and ruin the open concept look. But my fears quickly disappeared when I put this one into place. We ended up moving the large seagrass rug about a foot to the left in order to ground the chair a bit more. That really helped it feel more a part of the living room space.

family-room-augusta-kitchen-built-insInstead of it feeling crowded in here, it just feels right. And I can’t wait to have a few people over so we can really use this space the way it’s been designed. It’s ideal for sitting around, having drinks, and just chatting. Instead of us all together on the couch, it’s more of a circle of conversation.

laptop-blanket-chairAll in all, I couldn’t be happier with my new chair from Article. I’m already finding that it’s the perfect place to sit with my laptop and blog away. So if you need me, you now know where to find me.


  • I am also slow to commit to buying big ticket furniture items for our home, mostly because if you end up not liking it, you feel really stuck with it! Your new chair is beautiful and sounds so comfy! It does look a little lonely though, like it might need some company in the form of a side table or pouf or ottoman…? And now I must check out this Article website of which you speak!

    • Thanks so much Kerri! I did consider adding a side table, but I think it will just be a little too cluttered in there. A pouf might be a good idea instead!

      Yes, definitely check out Article. Great stuff and good prices.

  • shawnna griffin

    hey girl- great choice! Love the chair!

  • Erin

    yes! that chair is perfection!!!

  • That is a beautiful chair! Cognac and grey has been a new favorite combo of mine!

    • Thanks so much Diana! I’m loving the new chair!

  • Abbie DeLaney Zinkan

    I love the chair Casey, but I also have a completely random question. You have a seagrass rug, which I’ve been looking at for my place, but I notice some people have commented that natural seagrass has a smell, like hay, and I wondered if A) yours had that and B) if so how long did the smell last? Thanks!

    • Hey Abbie,
      Thanks so much. The rug may have had a slight smell when we first got it, but I really don’t remember it very much. Now there’s no smell at all. We love the rug…super durable!

      Hope that helps!


  • Good Neighbour

    Please post re the quality of the chair over the next few moths, especially how the leather wears and if the seat starts to sag. I am considering buying the Sven sofa from Article but am afraid about the quality and their “warranty’.

  • Lisa I

    I was very nervous to purchase this chair online and not have the chance to “seat test.” We went ahead and made the purchase, crossed our fingers, and couldn’t be happier. It has been 8 months and the chair looks new. We get compliments all the time on the look and comfort.

    I would love to know where the planter is from? I have been shopping for something similar. Thanks!

  • Shae

    Hi! I’m thinking of this very chair, paired with the Sven sofa in Cascade blue. Do you think it’ll pair well? Also, would two of these chairs be “too much”?

    • I think this chair paired with blue would look really cool! And in the right space, 2 of these chairs would also look gorgeous!