Custom furniture brand The Inside is best known for eye-popping patterns that can go on everything from sofas to wallpaper. So their decision to launch leather sofas might seem, at first, incongruous. But, even if they’re a far cry from the Scalamandré zebras, it does make sense. The Inside has long paired vintage-inspired and modern designs with classic shapes, including their sofas. What better fit for a classic silhouette than a classic material like leather?
Additionally, the site allows you to mix and match their leather sofas with existing pieces of their collection. You can pair the tuxedo sofa in one of their nine leather finishes, for example, with a tuxedo chair in blue check or glam grandma lappis lanai. The matching shapes will bring together bold colors in an unexpected way. The leather collection also brings The Inside’s custom approach to leather, with nine colors in three finishes on offer.
“When you think about classic furniture icons like the Eames or Barcelona chair, leather has always been a key part of the architectural modern aesthetic,” said Christiane Lemieux in a statement. “We built on these classic leather icons by applying our choice and personalization philosophy, delivering both colors and finishes that speak to all of our customers’ styles—from classic or vintage, to sleek or fashion-forward.”
All colorways and finishes are available in five sofas and sectionals, starting at $1,799. The classic finish comes in mahogany, navy, and saddle, and is exactly what it sounds like: a classic, buttery leather. The steamboat finish comes in brown, charcoal, and oxblood, and has a smooth, sleek look that would go equally with a feminine, glam ascetic or a more masculine, minimalist look. The final finish, vintage, comes already distressed in all the right ways, evoking best-loved family heirlooms and old-school men’s clubs. Vintage comes in ash, cocoa, and slate.
Like all of The Insides’s furniture, prospective customers can also order swatches of the different colors and finishes for $1 to check them out in person before buying. But until your swatches come, you can get a peek at the collection below.
The vintage ash finish is a great match for the clean lines of this mid-century modern-inspired sofa.
This sectional is available as either left facing or right facing, furthering your customizable options.
This minimalist sofa looks great in each of the leather options, but this sleek classic navy is one of our favorites.
This petite sofa will add a bit of glamour to any small space when outfitted in a sleek, on-trend leather.
Another sectional option, this sofa offers plenty of seating and is well-suited for a larger living space.