Season 1, Episode 4

The Story of Shagreen

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The term of the day? Shagreen. Historically made from the skin of a shark or stingray, this glam hide (now often found in faux) is a chic choice for a sophisticated space. But did you know that its popularity dates back centuries? On this episode of The Furniture Geek, Jason Oliver Nixon unveils the ancient cultures that swooned for shagreen, and shares the many ways to incorporate this classic texture into your decor.

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As one-half of heralded design duo Madcap Cottage, Jason Oliver Nixon has built his ottoman empire as the prince of prints. But his knowledge of design goes beyond pattern: he’s a walking, breathing encyclopedia of style! In “The Furniture Geek,” Jason’s sharing his vast wealth of knowledge, from the little-known origins of popular silhouettes, to clues about color and cues on quality. Watch--and learn--as our resident geek of chic conducts his study on style. More

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