Squishy leather sofas with dark moody walls get my pulse racing. 

It can be easy to look at these gorgeous images and feel daunted at the prospect of making this look work....so today, I've broken it down with design boards....taking images I love, with beautiful fail safe paints, on most of which you can click through to colour studies, and some classic Modern Country elements. See what you think...

Clockwise from top: The fantastic thing about distressed tan leather is that it gets better and better as it ages. Look at this gorgeous chair. Doesn't it call your name enticingly?; The key to making leather warm and inviting is throws and blankets; Man up this look by choosing a timeless Chesterfield design; Keep the focus firmly on the sofa by choosing low-key natural sisal flooring; Moody paint colours to try: Dulux White, Farrow and Ball Light Blue, Farrow and Ball Blue Gray, Autentico Nearly Black 
{Images via Modern Hepurn, Mexchic, Togs and Cogs, Flooring Supplies}

Charcoal walls and tan leather sofa!

Don't you love all the natural elements?

Clockwise from top: Here's that masculine Chesterfield look again; moody colours need lots of light to bring them to life so mirrors will be your best friend if you want to go this route in a dark room; Blankets, blankets, blankets....a girl can never have too many!; It's vital to choose the right sofa leather...tan AND distressed should be the mantra here; paints to try include Dulux Linnet White, Farrow and Ball Plummet, Farrow and Ball Down Pipe, Farrow and Ball Hague Blue 
{Images via Interiors By Studiom, My Sweet Savannah, Mr Buckley, Retro Cowboy}

And any guesses to what we've just bought for our new extension?
 Uh huh! A squishy leather sofa! 

Come and see how we dress it up Modern Country Style on Friday....

Images via 79 Ideas, unknown, 1st Locations