CHOOSING YOUR LEATHER CHAIRS

There are several facts to consider when choosing your leather chairs. Top-grain leather is the most durable part of the hide and our productsCloverdale Occasional Chair Russet are enhanced by the aniline-dye process. This process, which insures that the leather is colored all the way through, produces a finish that is transparent and shows the markings of the leather. Remember, because each hide is unique, all leather will vary in shading and “perfect” matching is unlikely when purchasing is done at different intervals. Over time, natural body oils will stain leather slightly, but these stains will blend with the oils of the leather and give each piece a desired patina.

Sonoma Coast Dining Chair Tannery 1Avoid any cleaning product that may change the pH balance of your leather, as it may cause premature cracking or discoloring. Keep leather a safe distance from floor or wall heaters, as they may dry out leather. Remove dust with a soft, clean cloth and clean regularly with a vacuum cleaner.

HOW TO CARE FOR DOWN PILLOWS

Please remember the following tips on how to care for down pillows. The less often you clean your down pillow insert, the longer Rachel Navy Pillowit will last. Washing them approximately once a year should keep them fresh.

Always keep your down insert covered with a slip cover or sham.  This will keep dust, dirt and body oils away from the insert at all times.

If you have allergies, you can add an extra layer of protection by buying a pillow cover.  This serves as a buffer between your insert and your sham.

Launder or dry clean your Villa Pillow sham as directed.  Never wash the sham and the pillow together. Always follow the manufacturer’s care label for your sham.  If no care Seelabel is found, always dry clean.

Most down pillows can be washed in cold water with a mild detergent or down wash, on a gentle cycle.  Try to place an even number of pillows in your washer to avoid an uneven load.

After the wash cycle has completed, squeeze any excess water from your pillows.  Do not be alarmed if your pillow’s wet feathers smell stronger.  That is normal and the odor will fade after you have dried them.

Tumble dry on the lowest setting and place 1-2 clean tennis balls in the dryer with your down items.  This will help them retain their bounce and move the fill around as it drys. You may have to run the dryer cycle 1-2 times until they are fully dry.  After each cycle, shake your pillows and break up any feather clump, if necessary.

Store your clean unused down pillows in a dry, well-ventilated area to avoid mildew.

Looking for decorative pillows in Sonoma? Visit our Santa Rosa showroom for a wide selection.