Carolos Leather Pouf by Mistana Review

Overview

If you are looking for a trendy footstool for the living room, a spare seat in the master suite, or a side table for the patio, but want all of these things rolled into one item, then the Carolos Leather Pouf is the right item for you. This is a multipurpose piece perfect for any ensemble. It is embroidered with a medallion design and features stitched details that give it a well-traveled look that transforms your space into one that looks the same. It has a chi Moroccan-inspired influence and is wrapped in genuine leather. It is also filled with polyester fibers that offer you with a medium-firm seat for special occasions when you don’t have enough seating for everyone on a regular sofa or chair.

Inspired by trendy design, Mistana creates traditional homes that never compromise on comfort. Their designs are made with the belief that quality, value, and style are the key ingredients required to provide shoppers with furniture items that become a part of the family. Their collections are grounded in warm colors and rich materials and they are all budget-friendly and casual items that have decorated homes across the country. With the mantra that open air and urban living should be accessible to all and not just to the haves instead of the have-nots, consider buying an item from this lovely collection. With that in mind, Mistana is known for Pacific coast–inspired bohemian furniture and décor items that celebrate the individuality of your home. It is where beautiful and bold designs share a unique story.

Whenever you buy online items from Wayfair, we try to make it as easy as possible for you to know out when your product will be delivered and what it will look and function like. That is why we provide comprehensive customer reviews, insider tips and tricks, manufacturer specs, pros and cons, and other useful pieces of information to help you make as informed a decision on your next ottoman or pouf as possible. Read on below for our detailed review of this item.

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Features

This is a round pouf that is upholstered in genuine leather. It has a solid pattern and a removable cushion cover. It is made in Morocco and has a maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds. The seat is filled with polyester and polyester fibers and assembly is not required.

Before finalizing a purchase, make sure to note the sizes and dimensions of this pouf’s various lengths. Doing this will help you avoid issues and circumstances in which your pouf does not fit in the room or area in which you intend to use it.

  • Overall Dimensions: 13” H x 20” W x 20” D
  • Overall Product Weight: 12 lb.

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This pouf is upholstered in genuine leather and is filled with polyester fibers. It comes in the color options and finishes below:

  • Black
  • Black with White stitches
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Chocolate
  • Cream
  • Dark Green
  • Dark Pink
  • Dark Tan
  • Fuchsia
  • Garnet
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Light Brown
  • Light Navy
  • Lilac
  • Lime Green
  • Mustard
  • Navy Blue
  • Orange
  • Papaya
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Red
  • Sky Blue
  • Tan
  • Teal
  • Turquoise
  • White
  • White/Blue
  • White/Gray
  • White/Pink
  • Yellow

What else could you possibly want or need in terms of color options? This pouf has them all! The smell issues that we will discuss in the pros and cons sections of this review indicate that you should probably buy any color except brown.

Pricing

All the prices are only for reference, Exact price will be based on the latest quotation.

The Carolos Leather Pouf is currently listed online for $142.99. Please note that this is for all color versions, but some versions may be out of stock (such as the blue version which is currently unavailable). You can purchase this item for as little as $121 or so if you buy an open box item. Furthermore, if you do not want to or cannot pay for the pouf all in one go up front, you can sign up for a convenient payment plan from Affirm that allows you to pay for the pouf in installments of as little as $13 per month.

You can unlock insider pricing if you need to buy this pouf for a business, and you can also get $40 off $250 by signing up for the Wayfair credit card.

If you are interested in purchasing a protection plan for this item, you can purchase a 3-year plan or a 5-year plan for $11.99 or $18.99 respectively.

Pros

Most buyers stated that this item met their needs. One buyer said she needed something to put her feet up on that didn’t take up a lot of room and this works great. It’s leather, well made, arrives on time most of the time, and comes packed very well. It comes stuffed with cut up foam pieces. This buyer said she would have gone with 5 stars except for the smell. When she first opened the box she thought, oh no, this was a mistake! It arrived in the morning so she took it outside on the patio to see if fresh air and sunshine would help. It did some, but not enough. Then she sprayed it down with air fresher. After two days outside (during the day) and a couple of spray downs, the smell was mostly gone. In the weeks since, she said the smell was gone and she was glad she didn’t just close the box and send it back. To sum up, use a can of air fresher and give it a couple of days and you should be fine. It has a zipper so if you want to add more stuffing, you can do so with ease.

All in all, this is a high-quality pouf at a price you will be able to afford. One buyer hesitated a long time before pulling the trigger on this purchase because even though it is much less expensive than similar options elsewhere, it’s still an expensive piece of non-essential furniture. However, we are happy to say that with this item, you will get great size, high-end material and construction, and nice color options. The only similar poufs we have seen were unstuffed. For a little more money, it is worth not having to deal with those extra tasks.

We really like how this pouf looks, but as many reviews stated, this item smells very badly. One reviewer said it smells like body odor, pecorino cheese, and poo. This buyer set these in the sun for weeks, scrubbed them, washed them, used a full bottle of Febreze on them and they still stunk. They went out of town for a month and when they returned, they were pleased that the odor did not waft up their nose from across the house. It took 3 months but they stopped smelling.

Some buyers said that it is just the brown ones that stink due to the tanning process in which they use goat urine. Otherwise, these are lovely items. The color ones are either synthetic or have a different process so they will not stink, as far as we have learned from scouring the internet on these things.

Cons

Those who purchased the smelly versions perhaps did not know about the causes of the smell, so they stated, as expected, that these poufs smell very badly. They do not have a standard new leather smell either and, if you are underprepared for it, be ready for an item that reeks of feces. It can be totally unbearable. The pouf comes in different colors so try one of the synthetic types if you really want this item. The black leather was reported as fading in some places for some people, and others noted that it is not made of real leather, and the pattern on top is different than it was on the site, and the color is a lot lighter (it’s more of a dull brown than a rich brown) if you go for the brown version.

Conclusion

This is a functional pouf that looks good and is sturdily made. All in all, however, you will be satisfied. Look carefully at the available color options, though. This can be used for different family members, but some buyers may be too heavy for it. Therefore, although it is a nice-looking piece, it is sometimes delivered damaged and can smell strongly as well. Even then, customer service will do a great job of sending you replacements ASAP.

In summary, this item is not very expensive, it comes in a wide range of colors, it ships quickly, it has mostly positive customer reviews, and it is available today. It is hand-made and has an overall rating of 4.6 across almost 3000 reviews. If you are looking for a trendy, elegant, traditional, and setup-free pouf for your living room, family room, or lounge, this item is worth a try.

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In closing, we do not accept money, gifts or samples from furniture companies in exchange for special consideration in the preparation of our reviews.

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