I like minimalist clean line modern stuff. Orange, red, blue, or beige. Link your ideas please…
I need a New Sofa 🛋 Y’all!
|by Anonymous||reply 168||May 26, 2023 1:44 AM|
I furnished my home from Room & Board, OP. You're off to a good start. Stick to a neutral beige. You can use any accent colors you want, and change them easily whenever you get tired of them. I have the one linked below. Super comfortable -and that matters a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||September 4, 2022 6:15 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||September 4, 2022 6:17 PM|
Great thread. I need a recommendation for a oversized (deep seats), super comfy couch. I have pets so no leather or something expensive because they will trash it.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||September 4, 2022 6:31 PM|
Buy a vintage, made in the US, kiln-dried wood sofa and get it reupholstered.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||September 4, 2022 7:11 PM|
But I like Modern
|by Anonymous||reply 5||September 4, 2022 7:17 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 6||September 4, 2022 7:19 PM|
I own several R&B pieces, purchased over the last 15 years or so, and all still look and function like they did the day they were delivered.
Contrast that with other pieces purchased at purportedly high-end furniture suppliers like RH and Williams-Sonama (and its subsidiaries). I've had sundry issues with upholstery, construction, damage during delivery, general quality, and embarked on endless fiascos to get those companies to correct these errors.
RH is the absolute worst of them. Williams-Sonoma/PB/West Elm can be hit-or-miss, but at least when they miss, they will make it right (though it might take a year or more). Crate & Barrel is generally good though their styles can be bit trendy and can soon look dated.
Skip the hassle and go with Room & Board.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||September 4, 2022 7:33 PM|
R&B is hard to beat at its price point for modern furniture
|by Anonymous||reply 8||September 4, 2022 7:34 PM|
I was looking at this sofa that is currently discontinued but there a few left in a store near me and I can get an additional 10% off for an in-store order.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||September 4, 2022 7:42 PM|
Isn’t Room & Board a lot of different furniture makers? I’d guess it can be hit or miss, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||September 4, 2022 7:47 PM|
I dunno. That doesn’t matter to me
|by Anonymous||reply 11||September 4, 2022 7:58 PM|
Most of R&B's furniture is made by McCreary Modern in North Carolina, R10.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||September 4, 2022 7:59 PM|
In less than 30 seconds I found furniture made by a Virginia company and another in Italy.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||September 4, 2022 8:04 PM|
Nice things cost money
|by Anonymous||reply 14||September 4, 2022 8:04 PM|
What's your point, R13?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||September 4, 2022 8:06 PM|
What about Design Within Reach? Looks to be about the same price range as Room and Board.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||September 4, 2022 8:07 PM|
I have a modern sofa - some cheapish local brand - and had a couple of slipcovers made which I rotate seasonally.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||September 4, 2022 8:12 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||September 4, 2022 8:39 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||September 4, 2022 10:47 PM|
Crate and Barrel
|by Anonymous||reply 20||September 15, 2022 9:02 PM|
Room and Board’s sofas look a lot like Restoration Hardware’s sofas
|by Anonymous||reply 21||September 15, 2022 9:10 PM|
RH is expensive
|by Anonymous||reply 22||September 15, 2022 9:28 PM|
I'm also shopping around for a new sofa. is CB2 any good? overpriced?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||September 15, 2022 11:11 PM|
I have a modern CB2 Grey tweed sectional. It's very firm and comfortable but the tweed is pilling (I've had it about 5 years.) I got it on sale but I do think they are overpriced.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||September 15, 2022 11:38 PM|
[Quote] RH is expensive
So is R&B
|by Anonymous||reply 25||September 16, 2022 12:54 AM|
Everything looks the same
|by Anonymous||reply 26||September 16, 2022 1:55 AM|
These pieces are from orders that were cancelled by customers prior to the pieces shipping or are furniture that did not fit into the customers' homes upon delivery
|by Anonymous||reply 27||September 16, 2022 1:58 AM|
Modern Sofas All Look The Same
|by Anonymous||reply 28||September 16, 2022 2:07 AM|
Modern Sofas All Look The Same
|by Anonymous||reply 29||September 16, 2022 2:09 AM|
I have this one in my (rarely used) living room. I spend most of my time in the family room, where the TV is, adjacent to the kitchen. Bloomingdales, the medium gray color. I'm a heifer, and it supports my fat ass with no sags.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||September 16, 2022 2:18 AM|
With its refined honey and brown colors, the low, floating silhouette of the Envergure sofa rests on a chestnut-colored wooden platform. Its fine, smooth leather and its pure lines add to its elegance and make it a refined and inviting sofa.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||September 16, 2022 2:21 AM|
Two years ago I made a sofa thread here, and ended up getting one from West Elm.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||September 16, 2022 2:23 AM|
What about something from Yuul Uuluu? I just adore my living room now!
|by Anonymous||reply 33||September 16, 2022 2:24 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 34||September 16, 2022 2:25 AM|
Small and 2-seater sofas
|by Anonymous||reply 35||September 16, 2022 2:30 AM|
I'm super picky when it comes to furniture quality. For the money, you can't beat Room and Board. I've had two over the past 15 years and both held up extremely well. My leather metro sectional Ian and had a Metro fabric sofa and chair. One I just gave to a family member last week as I redecorated with Arhaus stuff. More expensive but great, great stuff. Spend the most on the rooms you use everyday. And then spend the most on the pieces you will sit on every day. Save on end tables and accent chairs until you can afford to upgrade those. It's how I have done it over the years and it I have been pleased. I have gone the vintage, reupholster route and it allows you to totally customer and have some fun. But it's never as comfy and sturdy as I like. And that is the most important thing for an every day sofa.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||September 16, 2022 2:32 AM|
That's stunning R41! It's also $40k.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||September 16, 2022 3:07 AM|
I like expensive shit and love to spend money I don't have
|by Anonymous||reply 38||September 16, 2022 3:13 AM|
What do y'all do for a living to afford couches at R&B. Any Wayfair success stories?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||September 16, 2022 3:27 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 40||September 16, 2022 3:48 AM|
thanks for all the suggestions!
|by Anonymous||reply 41||September 16, 2022 4:36 AM|
I only do Italian leather - Natuzzi spwcifically. Can imagine having fabric. Plus the cat will make quick work of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||September 16, 2022 3:17 PM|
Corinthian leather is better.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||September 16, 2022 6:12 PM|
A couple of my stylish friends needed multiple sofas (filling larger spaces) and had great luck with Facebook Marketplace and (yes) Craigslist.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||September 16, 2022 8:38 PM|
I'm shopping for a couch as well. While doing some research, I came across this eye-opening video about "white label".
Check it out.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||September 16, 2022 9:53 PM|
I'm hating that everything looks the same
|by Anonymous||reply 46||September 16, 2022 10:24 PM|
wow, thanks for the video R45.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||September 16, 2022 10:30 PM|
Everything looks the same because they are all sofas
|by Anonymous||reply 48||September 16, 2022 11:25 PM|
I love the sofa @ R29.
I’m a diehard MMC aficionado, but I do appreciate the sofa featured @ the link.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||September 16, 2022 11:37 PM|
OP- In the north only black people say Y'ALL.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||September 16, 2022 11:48 PM|
I like modern stuff, but the sofas don't have that much backrest area. The modern sofas look more comfortable for lying down on vs. sitting.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||September 16, 2022 11:57 PM|
You guys!! Go to Sofa King. They are Sofa King good!
|by Anonymous||reply 52||September 17, 2022 12:02 AM|
Perimeter Camel Sofa / Faux Mohair Fabric in Camel
|by Anonymous||reply 53||September 17, 2022 12:30 AM|
Faux Mohair, This textured woven has the look and feel of mohair. Soft and plush this fabric adds warmth and texture to any room.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||September 17, 2022 12:34 AM|
OP- I never refer to IT as a sofa. I call it a
|by Anonymous||reply 55||September 17, 2022 12:50 AM|
I've done about 8 months of research lately while trying to find a couch that I'd be happy to spend thousands of dollars on without first testing it out. After a while, they do start to look the same. Every time I was about to finalize my decision, I would hold back and read more reviews. Every time , I decided to wait a little longer. I live 4.5 hours to the closest large city where I could actually sit on a couch -with nothing but blips on the map in between. Everything would have to be shipped to the middle of nowhere adding a significant sum to the purchase. That also complicates the purchase, because there is really no control over the trucking company and if they called before hand, etc. We can't even get FedEx overnight packages here, although all vendors are happy to offer it and charge you for it. It just will not arrive that quickly. It's been a mentally exhausting search. I almost started a thread on here so many times.
Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist are not helpful in sparsely populated areas- very few, if any, offerings. I hold out more hope for an estate sale that I travel to.
Yes! R4 "Buy a vintage, made in the US, kiln-dried wood sofa and get it reupholstered.
I came across a site that does that for you and ships the couch to you. I love the idea. Sweet Modern in Akron, OH
R27 Roger & Chris have terrible reviews (especially regarding customer service, which is pretty important in a custom made couch) and are simply a middle man for North Carolina makers. They've done a decent job of making folks think they are superior craftsmen or designers. They are not.
When you really start digging there are untold number of couch websites and "custom" couch makers and purveyors. It's all the same crap made in the same few factories in NC. They best advice I found was from Jeff Frank, in industry insider. He has 2 websites,: insidersguidetofurniture.com and furnitureblog.simplicitysofas.com Both have a lot of helpful info, but according to him the key is more about the foam used in the cushions than the frame. Frames are important, of course, but tend to be fairly standard and are usually not the thing to break down. The cushions are. He talks about density vs firmness (not even close to the same thing) and the minimum density you should look for. A good manufacturer should be able to tell you the density of the foam used and it should 2.2 or higher. He dives deep into leather - types, whether it is worth the investment, etc. Not super snazzy website but loaded with good info that appears to be just there for the reading (i.e. not trying to sell you anything).
I'm gravitating towards Stickley, or a Ekornes of Norway.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||September 17, 2022 1:46 AM|
Immediately no ⬆️
|by Anonymous||reply 57||September 17, 2022 2:13 AM|
Piggy backing on to ask.. does anybody know places to donate furniture in NY? I’ve been trying to locate places with no lunch. A lot of places no longer do pick ups since Covid.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||September 17, 2022 2:23 AM|
R56, that looks like outdoor furniture.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||September 17, 2022 2:41 AM|
I've tried out that couch pictured in R29, I was not impressed.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||September 17, 2022 4:21 AM|
That CB2 stuff looks cool, but it has to be the furniture equivalent of "fast fashion." For those prices you can guarantee the quality is questionable.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||September 17, 2022 4:37 AM|
Don't know anything about this company. They have a high-end Italian vibe, without the giant costs. I like their designs and that they offer a wide variety of colors and fabrics to choose from.
I'm on their mailing list and there's always something on sale. I just haven't decided which one I want yet. Also, they have great-looking sleeper sofas.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||September 17, 2022 4:53 AM|
lots of good info in this thread. thank you for all your input. i'm learning a lot!
|by Anonymous||reply 63||September 17, 2022 5:07 AM|
For the poors who can't afford Room & Board, what are some more economical places with comfortable couches.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||September 17, 2022 1:30 PM|
R59 Click the link. They have couches. I can't control the pic that shows up with the link. It's really a great idea and they have excellent reviews and offer lots of options for fabric available at another website..
|by Anonymous||reply 65||September 17, 2022 1:35 PM|
I love my West Elm Axel sofa. I've also heard good things about this company.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||September 17, 2022 4:14 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 67||September 17, 2022 5:01 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 68||September 17, 2022 8:56 PM|
[Quote] Piggy backing on to ask.. does anybody know places to donate furniture in NY?
I got rid of a bunch of furniture by googling for organizations that work with refugees.
They use donated furniture for the apartments that these refugees stay in.
They may not come take everything thing at once, but they did eventually take everything, including a sofa, two coffee tables, living room chair, banquet table, two side tables, two lamps
|by Anonymous||reply 69||September 18, 2022 1:45 PM|
Love this sofa
|by Anonymous||reply 70||September 18, 2022 2:00 PM|
This shop is unbelievably boring.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||September 19, 2022 12:04 AM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 72||September 19, 2022 12:10 AM|
Thanks, R69. I’ll google specifically for refugees.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||September 19, 2022 12:12 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 74||September 19, 2022 12:22 AM|
I own a neutral colored sofa 😴 but I am fiending for a purple couch.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||September 19, 2022 4:57 AM|
Who knew Anthropologie had furniture?!
|by Anonymous||reply 76||September 19, 2022 11:28 PM|
Compulsive shopper here knew. Urban Outfitters too
|by Anonymous||reply 77||September 19, 2022 11:34 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 78||September 19, 2022 11:42 PM|
That couch looks sad 😞
|by Anonymous||reply 79||September 19, 2022 11:51 PM|
Worse than ikea
|by Anonymous||reply 80||September 20, 2022 12:01 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 81||September 20, 2022 12:16 AM|
Are there any good couches from Wayfair?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||September 20, 2022 12:19 AM|
I hate the wayfair website, it's ugly
|by Anonymous||reply 83||September 20, 2022 12:22 AM|
Wayfair's furniture comes with a free trafficked child!
|by Anonymous||reply 84||September 20, 2022 2:14 AM|
Lips Hot Pink Velvet Settee
|by Anonymous||reply 85||September 20, 2022 3:31 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 86||September 20, 2022 11:58 AM|
OP- This company is excellent. I own two sofas (a chesterfield in Sunbrella sailcloth and a Restoration Hardware knockoff in a vegan unscratchable leather) and two chairs. EXCELLENT quality. I have a GSP and his claws are wicked on furniture and the Sunbrella fabrics and vegan leather really stand up.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||September 20, 2022 12:05 PM|
omg I want that lips couch! I've always wanted one, when i was a kid, I played an online game where you could decorate your pet's house with all kinds of decorations etc and I bought lips couch for my pet.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||September 20, 2022 5:12 PM|
just looked closer at the lips couch. not impressed
|by Anonymous||reply 89||September 20, 2022 5:16 PM|
The upper portion of the lip settee isn't voluptuous enough
|by Anonymous||reply 90||September 20, 2022 5:38 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 91||September 21, 2022 7:28 AM|
I think the couches from urban outfitters and Anthropologie are probably white label stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||September 21, 2022 5:41 PM|
What does that mean?
|by Anonymous||reply 93||September 21, 2022 7:34 PM|
Don't all couches have white labels?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||September 21, 2022 7:58 PM|
Any of you own a LED mirror? any good recommendations? I'm thinking of buying one.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||September 22, 2022 11:37 PM|
How about a modem dining room table
|by Anonymous||reply 96||September 22, 2022 11:50 PM|
I need a comfy couch. I'm scared to buy off Wayfair without testing it out first.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||September 22, 2022 11:53 PM|
My sofa is just ornamental. I rarely lie on it
|by Anonymous||reply 98||September 22, 2022 11:55 PM|
I'm a couch potato so I need an investment.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||September 23, 2022 11:22 AM|
Molteni—seat depth is adjustable! Also works very well as a comfy “single bed” for approved overnight guests.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||September 23, 2022 11:37 AM|
R100, link doesn't work
|by Anonymous||reply 101||September 23, 2022 4:08 PM|
What do you bitches do for a living that you can afford $3000 couches? Doesn't ANYONE have a suggestion in the $500 range?
|by Anonymous||reply 102||September 24, 2022 12:57 AM|
I don't think you can get anything good for 500 dollars. Maybe you can try thrift stores? or second hand? If you check craigslist, they list free couches too. But I don't know how clean those are...
|by Anonymous||reply 103||September 24, 2022 2:15 AM|
some of those modern sofas/sectionals are very low to the ground.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||September 24, 2022 2:16 AM|
$1500 seems reasonable now. I used to try to find one under $750, but it’s just not reasonable For a new sofa
|by Anonymous||reply 105||September 24, 2022 3:40 AM|
Are you talking a pretentious sofa or a sectional? I'd like a comfy sectional. Any suggestions?
|by Anonymous||reply 106||September 30, 2022 12:30 AM|
An ornamental one
|by Anonymous||reply 107||September 30, 2022 12:32 AM|
I recently ordered the Harmony sofa from West Elm. NY Mag and others said it was one of the most comfortable sofas in its price range ($2K)
And I got it in mauve velvet, Mary!
|by Anonymous||reply 108||September 30, 2022 1:15 AM|
His wife has a PhD but no tenure track job. Works as a research associate.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||September 30, 2022 1:20 AM|
R29, I was in CB2 this afternoon and sat on this couch. It was actually very comfortable. However, I do not like velvet.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||October 1, 2022 8:01 PM|
Mitchell Gold is so expensive
|by Anonymous||reply 111||October 1, 2022 8:19 PM|
The velvet is one hundred percent polyester
|by Anonymous||reply 112||October 1, 2022 8:22 PM|
Thirty five percent off select ready to ship products
|by Anonymous||reply 113||October 1, 2022 8:38 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 114||October 10, 2022 8:50 PM|
Hi, did anyone buy anything yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 115||October 18, 2022 5:43 PM|
No, still looking. Affordable couches seem to be too firm.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||October 19, 2022 2:09 AM|
I am still looking as well, I'm looking for a small one for my study. I don't like velvet. Probably gonna wait for black friday sales.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||October 19, 2022 5:17 AM|
R117, have you considered using one open end of a corner sectional? It allows you to lay down while wearing shoes.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||October 19, 2022 5:23 AM|
R118, great idea, thanks! I'm R117
|by Anonymous||reply 119||October 19, 2022 5:42 AM|
I own the Camden Sofa from CB2. It's very stylish and, I think, the most comfortable of their sofas with a great balance between firm and soft. However, like most modern styled sofas, it's fairly low back and even though it doesn't look as cool, I'm changing things up with a high back sofa instead.
That's one thing I'd advise. Don't let pushy sales people hassle you. If you find a sofa you really like, sit in it for at least 10-15 minutes. I made the mistake of only sitting in the Camden for a few mins and the fact that the back was a little too low for me never clicked until the sofa arrived. That said, if you don't mind a slightly lower back, you like a medium firmness and a sleek modern look, the Camden is a good deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||October 19, 2022 5:58 AM|
What about this? would something like this be comfortable? Is this considered low back?
|by Anonymous||reply 121||October 19, 2022 6:06 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 122||January 11, 2023 8:26 AM|
Did anyone pull the trigger and buy a sofa?
|by Anonymous||reply 123||January 11, 2023 2:33 PM|
R123 - I replaced my CB2 Camden with the Lounge sofa line from Crate & Barrell. In person it's actually a little more stylish than it looks in person and the leather is BUTTERY soft. This time I actually spent an hour sitting in the sofa in store and it was the one for me. Only downside is the wait time -- I ordered in November. I won't be taking delivery until April.
For me, it was the perfect balance of firm and soft -- supportive, but not stiff. Luxuriously soft, but not flimsy.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||January 11, 2023 10:56 PM|
Sorry, excuse my typos. Multitasking fail. I meant that the sofa looks more stylish in person than it does in photos.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||January 11, 2023 10:57 PM|
That's a lovely sofa R70!
|by Anonymous||reply 126||January 12, 2023 12:03 AM|
The sales came and went, maybe Presidents day will offer some deals.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||January 12, 2023 12:46 AM|
there are still a lot of deals. they are getting rid of old stock!
|by Anonymous||reply 128||January 12, 2023 8:43 AM|
How about a togo sofa? Looks comfy
|by Anonymous||reply 129||February 24, 2023 10:20 PM|
Ethan Allen makes good sofas, comparably prices with others mentioned. They have basic, modern pieces along with traditional. I have an EA sofa, for almost 20 years. It held up well and is very comfortable.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||February 24, 2023 10:42 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 131||February 24, 2023 10:43 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 132||February 24, 2023 10:51 PM|
🤔 Take your bad self to IKEA
|by Anonymous||reply 133||February 24, 2023 10:51 PM|
Here's a gorgeous Parson sofa.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||February 24, 2023 11:12 PM|
thanks for EA recommendation!
|by Anonymous||reply 135||February 25, 2023 12:42 AM|
what about rugs? any recommendation? I don't want shag rugs. i want black or blue ones.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||February 25, 2023 2:20 AM|
anyone buy anything recently?
|by Anonymous||reply 137||April 8, 2023 9:55 PM|
What's everybody's opinion on La-Z-Boy? I'd love a reclining sofa. They're in the $1,000 - $2,000 range.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||April 8, 2023 10:20 PM|
I have this one in the gray, I bought it 6 years ago. last year I replaced the cushions. It's in great shape and I am a fat lazy who lays on it all the time BUT it's not the most comfortable for that. The tuxedo arms don't really like working with a throw pillow for your head and it's not super deep. I would not get it again but it's pretty and lasted so far and likely for a while/years longer.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||April 8, 2023 10:55 PM|
I like the idea of reclining couch but lazy boy couches are so ugly lol
|by Anonymous||reply 140||April 8, 2023 11:51 PM|
I want my next sofa to be one with a chaise attached so I can snuggle my big dog.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||April 8, 2023 11:53 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 142||April 9, 2023 12:05 AM|
any feedback on barcelona chairs? How are they for taller people? I like them.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||April 9, 2023 12:30 AM|
Those reclining sofas look like bags of trash piled up on the curb. Especially when they're made of black leather. They're the lowest of the low. You can search through interior design magazines and you'll never see one, yet they're in 90% of lower end American homes.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||April 9, 2023 2:49 PM|
r143, sit in one for, say, half an hour. They had them in the lobby of a place where I worked, and whenever I sat in one for more than a couple of minutes, I found myself shifting my body to find a comfortable position. I am 5'7", and weighed 160 at the time.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||April 9, 2023 2:59 PM|
r141 If you get any sort of two-part sofa, make sure there's hardware underneath to attach them, as the pieces tend to separate otherwise when anyone sits down. This goes double for a big dog.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||April 9, 2023 3:02 PM|
I bought an almost new burgundy leather electric Lazy Boy from a couple refinishing their house.
It cost them $3500, I got it from them for $400…I have two cats that can be hard on stuff ..after 5 yrs ifs held up and looks great…I’m a huge believer in buying other people clean stuff
|by Anonymous||reply 147||April 9, 2023 3:34 PM|
We have the R&B Jasper in apple green. It's 9 years old and looks new.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||April 9, 2023 4:12 PM|
OP, I bought my 'lifetime purchase' sofa about 14 yrs ago from RB. I had it narrowed down to Andre and one other one. A friend with impeccable taste said "get the Andre" and he was right. Its' classic mid-century btw. I like that it's all one piece except for the two cushions on the 'seat.' It does show signs of wear and tear after all this time, but I have always lined it with throws and small blankets , so it would be worse had I not. And it's not 'slouchy.' I'm just over six feet tall and I never find myself sinking down into it for back support.
Do not get a couch with a strong color. That's what throw pillows and the like are for, those 'pops of color.' as David Bromstad says in just about every episode of whatever show he is hosting. Mine is a muted green, think eucalyptus. And green is my favorite color since I was eight.
And if it works for your space, try not to position it against a wall. Floating it is almost always the way to go.
And WHET to Mitchell Gold?
|by Anonymous||reply 149||April 9, 2023 4:33 PM|
This is Andre from RB:
|by Anonymous||reply 150||April 9, 2023 4:34 PM|
Havertys still has good quality furniture that last for a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||April 9, 2023 4:36 PM|
OP if you click on the Andre link above, make sure you click 76". You'll see the proportions change right away. That is the one I got.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||April 9, 2023 4:38 PM|
Also, make sure you get a sofa that’s tall enough. My boyfriend had a sofa that was low to the ground and the pressure on my lower back caused lower back and hip pain.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||April 9, 2023 4:39 PM|
lots of good advice. I'm not the OP but I'm also looking for a new couch.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||April 9, 2023 4:47 PM|
I guess you’re either black or a white southerner.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||April 9, 2023 4:49 PM|
Mitchell Gold expensive, but it's top quality. I can last for many years. If you buy a cheaper sofa, you'll end up replacing it numerous times. In 2006, I bought at Mitch Gold sofa with club chairs. I still have them. They're in great condition.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||April 9, 2023 4:58 PM|
We last bought a sofa in 2008 - a Room & Board one that lasted until just this year.
The choices to replace it are pretty sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||April 9, 2023 7:46 PM|
CB2 is really meant for very small urban apartments/spaces, and C&B is, like Room and Board, for regular size spaces.
And of course Restoration Hardware is for McMansions - their furniture is huge.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||April 9, 2023 8:08 PM|
Room & Board has some nice stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||April 10, 2023 12:45 AM|
i'm looking to upgrade my rugs too. they are so fucking expensive. where do you guys buy yours?
|by Anonymous||reply 160||April 10, 2023 12:52 AM|
[quote] Room & Board has some nice stuff.
They do, but I was disappointed at what we saw and how it compared to our old R&B couch. Far puffier, less firm and more expensive.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||April 10, 2023 1:06 AM|
[R56], you can't go wrong with Ekornes. Our Stressless Stella has been a fantastic replacement for a really disappointing BoConcept sectional (which became uncomfortable within months, with frayed upholstery).
|by Anonymous||reply 162||April 10, 2023 1:16 AM|
[quote] Doesn't ANYONE have a suggestion in the $500 range?
Nothing in that range exists. Even a basic one at a discount store is usually at least 700 now.
For $500 or less you have to buy used online. Or maybe get lucky at a thrift shop or in a clearance section.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||April 10, 2023 4:05 AM|
lots of sale since it's a holiday weekend. are you guys buying anything?
|by Anonymous||reply 164||May 26, 2023 12:10 AM|
so room and board is good ? it's made in USA ?? I don't want to buy Made in China shit
|by Anonymous||reply 165||May 26, 2023 12:10 AM|
R165, yes it's terrific stuff. Our 9 year old sofa looks brand new.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||May 26, 2023 1:32 AM|
Room and Board? Sounds expensive. I get from Arona, you make payments every weeks. It’s real cheap.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||May 26, 2023 1:38 AM|
Orange, no please. Get orange throw pillows. My parents had an orange couch when they got married in the 70's, and then we had it in the 80's too when it was horrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||May 26, 2023 1:44 AM|