Choosing The Right Sofa

April 21, 2014

Yesterday was a big day for us. Aside from being Easter Sunday, CT and I are now officially residents of Midtown! Our move was super easy and the movers from Atlanta Peach Movers were great and efficient (and pretty much the only moving company that would move us on Easter Sunday). They wrapped all furniture to make sure it didn't get damaged and were strategic in how they moved each item in and out. Now that our big items are in the apartment aka our's now couch decision time. I have been doing my due diligence researching a million blogs out there looking for the right sofa. I've decided on the English Arm Roll Sofa, but need help with which retailer to buy from and the fabric.


I love the short arm with the extra seat cushion making the sofa arms more of a delicate decoration than a statement. The sofa is pretty deep making it the perfect sink in while you're watching your favorite TV show, but also tough to fit in my somewhat tiny apartment. I've narrowed it down to four stores - Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Bassett Furniture and Restoration Hardware.

Which reminds me, they are building a SIX story Restoration Hardware mecca in Atlanta on Peachtree Street that I can't wait to be done!! The project is insane, costing the company around $20 million, but it's for sure to be 6 stories of beautiful decor.

At Pottery Barn, the Carlisle Sofa is their English Arm Roll Sofa. They unfortunately didn't have this sofa on the floor at Lenox this weekend after their sofa sale, so if anyone has one I'd love to know what you think! Fabric - I am somewhere between Oatmeal Linen and Perennials Performance Basketweave Ivory or Oatmeal.
Bassett Furniture has a few options, but all are custom ordered, which gives me way too much free reign on fabrics, etc. Has anyone ordered a sofa from here? 

Restoration Hardware....I just love everything from this store, but it is SO expensive. Which leads me to if it's worth the price. I love their bedding but have never bought a piece of furniture from the store. Anyone have any experience with their sofas? This sofa is also on sale.

English Roll Arm Sofa

And then there are places that sell the same sofa at a discounted price, like The Home Decorators Collection. They have a deal right now which brings this lovely sofa to under $1,000, and I am definitely tempted. 

I've read a lot of articles and forums from Apartment Therapy on sofas, but would love any other opinions!

1 comment:

  1. I love the Pottery Barn one but I definitely think that the Home Decorators would look equally as nice for the money. With the extra money you can buy a nicer rug, or more accessories, or take me out to dinner :)


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