Saturday, February 7, 2009

Sofa.


I think this is the one. The colors here are a little wonky. The fabric is a really nice silvery-beige linen.

I saw two good options at ABC the other night, which was a relief because other slipcovered/washable options out there were pretty scary.

31 comments:

couchseattle.com said...

great roll arm, t-cushion, basic slipcover sofa. in a 100% "glynn" linen like CB uses for their cayman model this is a winner. is this image from Mitchell Gold? They carry an identical sofa, the nikki, but have it for 3k which borders on ridiculous. at $2200 and below, I'd say pull the trigger. (as long as it comes in a down-rich blend at that price. none of that 50% shredded fiber, 50% feather blend garbage most places use).

couchseattle.com said...

great roll arm, t-cushion, basic slipcover sofa. in a 100% "glynn" linen like CB uses for their cayman model this is a winner. is this image from Mitchell Gold? They carry an identical sofa but have it for 3k which borders on ridiculous.

collard green queen said...

also take a look at www.shopfourseasonsfurniture.com some of the best slip covered furniture I have seen in awhile- Price points aren;t so scary either around $1,100 for an 84 inch sofa

Anonymous said...

I thought you hated Pottery Barn. Oh, that's not PB? My mistake.

Lolo said...

That tramp of a sofa is pretending to be ladylike but she's not fooling anyone. Look at her, just leering at me and whispering "come on, you know you wanna come and take a nap. Come and feel these cushions, these arms with their padding that's just waiting to receive some sleep drool."

Decorina said...

Great sofa! I especially like the dressmaker skirt (from seat to floor). And get the down topped cushions, though they are always a temptation for napping.

Anonymous said...

I like the color and style, but I don't like that it's so rumpled and frumpled looking and it's still in the show room. To me that means the cushions will look like a lumpy pillow after a year or two of good use.

I guess it's just personal style. I prefer something more on the overstuffed side so it keeps it's shape longer.

Jules said...

I agree with Anon. I might ask how long it's been on the floor, because the pillows do look a little flat.

Little Lantern said...

I agree. It's really cute, but looking a little bit worn already.

tritesprite said...

I'm on the market for a sofa, too. My question is: How can you tell if a sofa is good construction?

I see all these sofas on craigslist that were originally a few thousand dollars that now look like crap. Crap wrapped in expensive upholstery, mind you, but still crap.

What should I be looking for to find a long-lasting sofa?

puck said...

Yeah, it is hard to find a slipcovered sofa that is nicely done since the whole shabby chic thing took over. Some people don't like their slipcovers to look like a home ec project.

Anonymous said...

It's a little short for a family. Do they have a three-cushion option?

Anonymous said...

Oh no. You usually have great taste. This couch would do a huge disservice to your home.

Anonymous said...

Score on the backhanded compliment, Anon.

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i suwannee said...

For reals. I completely support this. I dig the frumpyness of it. Done.

Anonymous said...

Backhanded compliment? Every word was genuine. I'm trying to assist.

Lori said...

really? on first view i really thought this post was a joke.

i get comfortable and casual, but this sofa looks dated. i agree with anonymous.

sorry.

Lori said...

really? on first view i really thought this post was a joke.

i get comfortable and casual, but this sofa looks dated. i agree with anonymous.

sorry.

caroline said...

decorno... caroline here again. i had to read that post twice because i thought the picture was of the slipcovers you think are horrible. that sofa is wrong in every way. in general i disdain slipcovers because they always look frumpy/mumpy/bumpy/dumpy. if you must get a slipcover how about one of these (although i don't love any of them)...
http://www.leeindustries.com/viewZoomDetail.asp?Category=Slipcovers&Style=C1296-03
http://www.leeindustries.com/viewZoomDetail.asp?Category=Slipcovers&Style=19-03
http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family.aspx?c=935&f=31209
http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/product/detail.do?productGroup=19799&category=rm_living_spaces&subcategory=slipcover
also, you can't cheap out on a slip cover sofa... it will always look ill fitting.

Anonymous said...

Seriously? That's the best you can do? I'm afraid I can't think of one good thing to say.

Henrietta said...

Whoa, tough love!

Some of you just don't like roll arms, right? I'll bet the linen is nice.

my favorite and my best said...

hey decorno,
here is a sofa from four seasons that looks just like your pic...only...ummm...newer? the fabric, mind you is wrong on every possible level but the bones are great. http://shopfourseasonsfurniture.com/emmasofa.htm

mudrick said...

This doesn't do anything for me and it it looks lumpy.

Check out the Rachel sofa from http://www.bestslipcovercompany.com

Anonymous said...

I am not crazy about the couch, but I agree with how hard it is to find a good slipcovered sofa. We just bought a sectional from this company (in this style) that we are very happy with for our space.

http://www.nantuckit.com/davenport.html

Alice Almighty said...

No.

a.) skirts get dirty, and hairy, and look messy.
b.) those roll arms are way too fat. You don't want fat arms, so neither should your sofa.
c.) slipcover does not equal overstuffed, baggy, shabby 'casual'. Get a sofa that is just the exact style you want and have a cover made. A nice, linen, heavy, tight fitting sexy cover that looks like upholstery. I have had it done, and no one would know the difference. (except you, because you can WASH it.)

Happy to have found my dream sofa already(it took years), Alice

lucitebox said...

I hope it looks better in real life, because in the photo, it looks like a glob. I think you can do better! I know you can!

Anonymous said...

Aside from style considerations:

How well made is this sofa? Showroom wear shouldn't have left the sofa THIS worn down and defeated. Damn.

Anonymous said...

Looks a lot like the Ikea Ektorp. No.

hello gorgeous said...

I love the Rachel sofa, Mudrick!! I wish Decorno had been asking about sofas when I needed one. I would own that. It looks like Geo. Smith only presumably less expensive. You could do a short skirt so you wouldn't have the usual skirt issues. In fact, they offer a short skirt option.

I heart that. In linen.

Rachel said...

Hmmmm.... I know I'm a little late to this convo, but it's interesting. I will definitely have to check out the links everyone left.

A few things came to my mind, though:
1) I don't like down cushions because they DO look lumpy. Every time someone gets up, you can see their butt print. And you're always fluffing.
2) 100% linen is not machine washable. Which is why it wouldn't work for me - I have have dogs that occasionally like to graffiti the back corner. And washable linen?? It's wrinkly.
3) I'm usually for looks over comfort, but don't buy a sofa that isn't comfortable just because it looks good. If you like big rolled arms, if you lounge on the sofa for long periods of time - then go for it.
4) I will admit it - I have the Ikea Ektorp sofa. In white. It's not a beacon of style, but it was only $399. And the slipcovers are like $65. It was all I could afford at the time, and it has served it's purpose well. It's not that bad looking, the slipcovers wash and aren't ill-fitting, it's pretty comfortable, and in a year or so when I'm ready to really buy a nice sofa, I won't be sad to garage-sale it or donate it. (But, this being said, if I were going to spend over $1000 on a sofa, I wouldn't want it mistaken for my $399 model)

Good luck with your search. I actually kind of like this sofa. It looks classic and comfortable.