The furniture ordered for our lower level finally came. One piece is a replacement (due to upholstering defect) for a hide arm chair that I had already purchased. The chair that was replaced is shown below. You can see the defect in the second image (middle back).`
Here is the replacement chair. It is fine, but I preferred the hide on the original one.
This image shows the hide that is on the right side of the new chair.
Here is the original chair I kept (purchased a pair):
...the pair together.
Other furniture for the lower level that came are a sectional and an ottoman. I haven't taken pictures of things in place because I need a rug for the area. Here is a shot of the sectional showing some of the fabrics, leather and hide on the piece.
I found a rug that had the colors and look I wanted, in kind of a tribal pattern. It's vibrant and probably not for everyone, but I think it looks good with the upholstery fabrics. Below shows the rug at the store (on floor at bottom of rug are sectional pillow fabrics).
I like the rug, however it measures 9' x 12' and ideally I wanted a rug more along the lines of 10' x 14.' I could get a larger size of the rug, but since it isn't a "production" rug, I would have to custom order it, wait 6 - 12 months to get it and have no guarantee as to how close the colors and pattern would match. To put icing on the cake, the larger "custom order" rug would be quite a bit more expensive (I got the 9 x 12 at 25% off) and would be non-returnable. Once I got the 9' x 12' in the space, I thought it was "passable," but have decided to order an oversize natural fiber rug to place underneath it. Below are some samples of sea grass, sisal and binding fabrics I brought home. I'm leaning towards sea grass.
Happy Birthday to my Doberman puppies, Henry and Rex. They turned one year old on June 18, 2012!