Like I mentioned in my previous post, we narrowed it down to 2 sofas:
The Belgian Slope Arm Slipcovered Sofa from Restoration Hardware
We decided on.....
The Emory sofa from Arhaus! But....we didn't buy it from Arhaus. We actually found it at a local furniture store the next day for $800 less! It is literally the exact sofa, made by the same manufacturer....the exact sofa! Not just a knock-off, cheaper version of it. I couldn't believe it...I was so thrilled!
But, let me rewind for a minute. Josh and I were kind of in love with the Restoration Hardware sofa in terms of looks right from the start, but I had some concerns about the quality. I noticed in the showroom that the cushion was sunken in, and that made me wonder how well it would hold up over time.
So, I turned to my trusted friend, Google for answers. Reviews on either of theses sofas were pretty difficult to find. But after some deep searching, I found that many customers were saying the same thing over and over about the Restoration sofa....the cushions and back pillows go flat and look terrible in about 2 years. I also found out that in recent years, the company has shifted most of their manufacturing to China, and the quality of their furniture overall has gone downhill (yet the prices have remained high). Don't get me wrong, we buy a fair amount of things made in China, but my problem is that most people were saying the furniture just wasn't the quality you think you're paying for at those prices.
We were kind of sad to find that out, but also relieved that we hadn't invested thousands of dollars in furniture that wouldn't last. At that point, we knew we wanted the Arhaus sofa, but decided to just check in at a local place to see if they had anything. I honestly wasn't hopeful at all. But then...in all it's slipcovered glory...there it was!
I'm not joking when I say Audrey loved it too!
She was cuddling with the fabric swatches (sorry, furniture store!), and even had me cover her up in one like a blanket!
Ok...so back to the actual furniture. In my last post, I had mentioned I was a little unsure of the arm style on this sofa, but I ended up deciding that I liked it in the end. To me, it's not too traditional or too contemporary, so I feel like in the event that my tastes change, I'm not stuck with a sofa that only fits one particular style. (Although I doubt I'll ever be a lover of contemporary).
In addition to the sofa, we purchased 2 chairs. They're actually chairs-and-a-half, so they can accommodate 2 people each. These are just as comfy and amazing as the sofa!
It's a cotton and linen blend and the color is called "Linen". It's very light, but I think it will hide every day wear and tear better than a pure white. It's machine washable (a must) which I'm so excited about. I just don't think it would be realistic to take all of these slipcovers to a dry cleaner on a regular basis!
I'm really relieved that this decision is over, and I'm so happy with the outcome!
Now, we just have to wait 8-12 weeks before we can enjoy sitting on it!