Feb 9, 2011 9:28 AM
Karianne wrote, "Help!!! I'm in love with the Fulham Leather Sofa Collection from Restoration Hardware, but I don't have the budget for it. Any ideas for a suitable substitute would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!"
Glad to help! What we like about these "inspiration" pieces is the modern profile and how very comfy they appear to be. And it occurs to us, as much as we all adore the Restoration Hardware furniture, you could buy a killer leather sofa like one of these and surround it with accent pieces you love, for the very same price. Best yet, you can begin with the sofa and add other pieces as finances allow.
#1 Essex Leather Sofa ($1,999)
#2 Renava Italian Leather 260 Sectional Sofa in Red ($2,579)
#4 Ritz - Modern Black Sectional Sofa ($2,295)
#5 Giallo ($1,798)
Whatever you choose, Kariann, remember that leather furniture is an investment. Take good care of it and it will last you for decades. Seriously, we have an editor here who purchased her leather sofa 11 years (and 11 moves) ago and it still looks amazing!
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