It's always interesting (at least to me) to see how people that move to Sun City/Arizona evolve. When we rented our place out, we were less picky about what we put in the home. Don't get me wrong, we started by furnishing it at garage sales, thrift stores and consignment shops, but quickly came to see that as nonsense. I leave the decorating to my better half, she clearly has the better eye. We found prices on new furniture to be just a tad higher than consignment shops. Garage sale stuff was marginal at best and the folks that had better stuff always wanted a bigger price than we felt it was worth. Consequently we ended up buying new, though always understanding we'd eventually replace it (once we moved here). My wife had a "thing" about leather. No, no, not that kind of thing...she just wasn't of the mind leather made sense. I on the other hand loved the look and the feel, but we stayed with the more traditional fabrics that were popular. Now some 12 years later, our tastes have changed dramatically. Our house is large and has a living room, Arizona room, lanai, large office and screened-in porch, we have an inordinate number of couches and chairs. In every case, they are leather, with the exception of an older couch we moved to the screen porch. We've become huge fans of the feel of leather; in the summer it's cooler and in the winter it tends to hold our body heat. It just seems more comfortable. So, all are you all into leather or are you a fabric kind of person?