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Lazzaro Leather Chairs Featured in Room Design Contest

Lazzaro Leather, a resource for leather seating, accent furniture and handbags, was among a select group of vendors featured in room redesigns that were part of the latest One Room Challenge, a design contest organized by designer and blogger Linda Weinstein.

The company said two of its Ames sling chairs play a prominent role in the family room redesign undertaken by Suburban B’s, the blogging duo of Tricia Canonico and Erin Hatzis, based in Fort Collins, Colo.

Lazzaro’s Ames sling chair combines a distinctive metal frame with a seat covered in top-grain Calvados leather. Design details include double-bar framing, leather pad arms and deep horizontal tufting on the seat and back.

“They’re just as buttery soft and supple as they look online,” wrote Canonico on the team’s blog ( about the Lazzaro Leather pieces she chose to use in her new family room. “Join me as I ‘oh and ah’ over them for about the hundredth time today.”

The room Canonico created, in partnership with Hatzis, juxtaposes modern and traditional elements using bright colors and classic patterns to create a sense of drama. The team also remodeled two other adjacent rooms for Canonico’s home — a kitchen and breakfast nook.

Now in its 10th season, the One Room Challenge is a biannual design challenge organized by Weinstein of Calling It Home, a leading do-it-yourself blogger with more than 16,000 followers on Pinterest and 7,000 on Instagram.

Twice a year in April and October, Calling it Home challenges 20 top designers and design bloggers to transform a room over a six-week period and document the process in a series of weekly online posts. On Nov. 9, at the end of the sixth week, participants made their final reveals to a huge audience of followers on their various blogs and social media channels.

“This is the third year we’ve participated in the challenge, and I’m always inspired by the creativity, enthusiasm and energy of these highly talented designers and bloggers,” said Lauri Cryan, president of Lazzaro Leather. “Once again, they’ve created some amazing new spaces. The new room design that Designing B’s came up with using our Ames sling chairs is a perfect example of how leather furnishings can add zest to any room setting — from traditional to contemporary and everything in between.”

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