All the best to you in your new venture!ReplyCancel, i need to no what is the best sectional to buy i want it to be comfortable,able to lounge on it and it will be in my main livingroom. That is all. The Lawson arm sofa is the one I am coveting for my living room.ReplyCancel, Wonderful as usual Laurel! This is a custom-made Chesterfield I had made for a client in Scarsdale, NY 2 years ago. 4 sizes, more fabric colors You’ll want a seat depth of no more than 22″. You may have to have the whole thing recovered in another fabric (unless you can find or get the same fabric) but even that’s cheaper than living with bad cushions. It’s not the depth of the sofa, it’s the depth of the seat, the seat height, the pitch. Can you tell who they are? We have a variety of sofa styles including modern sofas, transitional sofas & casual sofas. Maybe it’s the terminology, but the way you use the term “spring-down” to me means down (no feathers) surrounding springs, and “foam and down” means down (no feathers) surrounding foam. Their prices range from $2k on up, of course, depending on style and, most important, fabric. L1296-88 Leather King LEE Sleeper Collection. If the frame on a couch is pretty good, to replace the seats on a 3 seat sofa would cost maybe $800 or so. You don’t indicate WHAT is wrapped with down and feathers, you just say spring down. There’s all down and there’s down/feather combo, which a lot of places call “down.” You need the feathers for support, as all down alone would be astronomical price-wise. Width of the arm roll. This became popular in men’s club houses in the early part of the 20th century. I wrote the dude who sent me the letter. Condition is Used. http://www.crateandbarrel.com/montclair-2-seat-sofa/s228879, I would stay away from the bulky ones that don’t have legs. Or maybe it’s the main living space that includes a TV and more formal entertaining. Another consideration is the door. Everyone out there that says you can “customize” really only gives a choice from an assortment of legs or arms, which isn’t really customizing. Lampshades - What Size and Shape Should You Get? Houston, TX 77005 It will be the same as a brand new sofa, but not necessarily a savings in money. Most people buy maybe at most a dozen sofas in their entire lifetime, and some only one or two. Even if it’s only a consultation. (note as of 2018, this frame has been discontinued), This is known as a Bridgewater Sofa or an English roll arm sofa, This is a sleek track arm sofa from Lee Industries. That depends on the style and preference. Yes, the fabrics can make a huge difference. I’d love to hear your thoughts on what sofas styles to consider that might help bridge the gap. L3915-02 Leather Loveseat. [per manufacturer. My feeling is that this makes it more difficult to get clients because they are paying retail (unless you pass along your small discount) AND a fee to their decorator. Instead of box stores, is there a better quality store that has the styles that are traditional, but maybe not as high of quality, but definitely better quality than box stores? right? Well, the average seat depth of most sofas is from 22-24″ deep. We usually do them in family rooms and libraries. Phone: 410-752-4212 410-752-4212 I always do poly for family friendly fabrics. https://laurelberninteriors.com/2015/11/01/i-dare-you-to-drop-red-wine-on-this-beautiful-white-fabric/, Your salesperson should hopefully be able to give you some good advice. 2020 LEE Loves Local Sale. Lately though I’ve been yearning for the comfort of a big sofa and my best location is an L-shaped corner of my living room. I have some clients in the process of choosing a sofa and I am sending them this link ASAP to help with their decision making process. I found you looking for sofa info, but have proceeded to read everything you’ve written since. Oh, and for a more shallow English Roll arm sofa, please go to Yellow Monkey, in Cross River. I don’t want to get too personal but just believe me when I tell you that as experienced as I am as a designer, I am 100 times more-so when it comes to raising children. ReplyCancel, Thank you Laurel, very helpful.ReplyCancel, I am looking for a leather loveseat for my Family Room and would appreciate some advice. Right now I have a leather sectional in my L shaped living room. That’s why they wrap a core with down or down/feather combo. I have three teenagers so I’m looking for wearability and cleaniblility . ReplyCancel, Hi Laurel, I would love to use two wedges across from each other….ReplyCancel, Welcome Karen! It’s not a secret. I always have difficulty in buying sofa. LEE INDUSTRIES Sofa and 2 Swivel Chairs incredibly comfortable and handsome set. Is this going to go away after a break in period or do we need to just get used to it ? See my first email. If you have any doubts, I would have a professional come and do a survey to see if the piece you are considering will fit or not. Also look for one with a back no higher than 34″ But still– please measure and/or have it professionally done. That amount is $1,500. Sorry, not off the top of my head. I’ve found one custom made seat cushion, from a company that makes them, with down wrapped core (core choice will affect price) to be around $250 or so for a 23×26 inch seat cushion. You need a couch that looks good, is durable and is so comfortable you don't want to get up. For someone like me who’s outside of the design world, you’ve offered a fascinating glimpse into this mysterious and yet essential artform. TCS Designs makes one my favorite settees. They retain their value so well. ReplyCancel, Thanks Laurel. Thanks for your understanding. Any ideas as to which sofa would be a good fit, or what dimensions I should be looking for?ReplyCancel. Decorating With White Furniture Without Having a Nervous Breakdown {part II}, Cracking The Ben Pentreath Paint Colors Mystery, I Hate My House | Help For a Small Living Room. Today, it is a faithfully preserved specimen of that era. www.leeindustries.com. I recommend working with your sale’s associate or purchasing Lee from a source where you can do the COM (Customer’s Own Material) option. After all, you do spend most of your time on it. Our restored 1880s home has small spaces that are interrupted by windows and mantels, so we’ve mostly stuck with petite, classic furniture. It was so thin. Really appreciate your feedback and love your website ReplyCancel, Oops, what I meant to say is that the Lee price is much better than the price of the custom English arm sofa that the designer recommended and quoted us for.ReplyCancel, Great Post! If customizing, can one adjust the depth without destroying the look? What would you suggest in situations where someone in the family insists upon reclining furniture. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Or I should say, it’s very unlikely. If the sofa is being used primarily for conversation and relaxing, there will never be more than two people on it, so it is vitally important to get a sofa that’s the right length. Which one is your favorite? Another option, if you find it relatively cost effective – find a couch you like and have the seats or backs or both replaced with custom cushions made to fit that couch. We spend a lot of time on our sofas. And then I would opt for the new Crypton Home fabrics that repel water and stains. Sometimes you get seat depth (important to know, too.) $4,000 - $4,900. It was nice enough when we got it about 6 months ago, but the cushions are already breaking down. If we are talking “traditional” we need to go back to the time of Louis XVI in France and that’s circa 1780 or below in England to the furniture maker Thomas Chippendale. Calm down. Okay, I can buy that. Its not really that much, but they always ask for more than they need]ReplyCancel, I loved the history lesson! For instance it cannot be exposed to direct sunlight or will fade like crazy. From Art & … I’m also wondering if there is a compromise on these sofas versus another store. However, they don’t have any down. I don’t own a single piece that wasn’t a hand-me-down. Can I compromise with something like this? Maybe you need snow tires? What are your thoughts on leather sofas? As a follow-up, I am in real estate and working with a committee to come up with sofa selections for a lobby, the maximum depth is 26″ and I see there isn’t much out there, would you have any tips?ReplyCancel. Feb 7, 2019 ... Lee Industries: 1967-03 Sofa. What brands/models would you recommend that are extremely well made and built to last?ReplyCancel. This one is by Lee Industries, although the one we did from CR Laine last year is very similar. Phone: (630) 668-7878 Old Orchard. Nine Fabulous Benjamin Moore Warm Gray Paint Colors, 21 Interior Design Mistakes You Need To Stop Making, 12 Farrow and Ball Colors For The Perfect English Kitchen, A Disturbing Bathroom Renovation Trend To Avoid. This is one with a turned leg is from CR Laine and it has no caster and a different kind of loose pillow back. I’m not sure, but Perch looks like they are only doing contemporary/modern styles.ReplyCancel, Years ago we bought from Classic Sofa in NYC and they did customize to any size. Left Home Bank in Lahaska Pennsylvania sells all Lee furniture at 30 percent off retail, and if you don’t live in the area then you also don’t pay sales tax. That’s why I selected this topic. You could have a 36″ deep sofa and it could have a very deep seat! You can only order from Dealers and Designers who carry the line.ReplyCancel, Thanks so much for your thorough guide. I have rambunctious teenagers who are hard on the furniture. Club Chairs and the Newest Trend We’ve Been Waiting For, French Doors + News About My Boston Apartment. Not just for the disabled but also for spills. You can pick from 4 different cushion fills, and springs or no springs. Laurel, your sofa posts made me find you and now I’m not leaving! Thanks. The Lawson arm sofa is probably the most common basic style. That’s the problem with this country. ).ReplyCancel, One option might be to buy and reupholster high quality second-hand furniture. And that would be circa 1800. (36″ would be a better fit in our room.) Can’t find a company that actually customizes – you tell them the style and dimensions, they make it. He has done an impossible and is potty trained during the day which Doctors are in awe of, but when he sleeps there is no Natuzzi Italia is the world’s best known furniture brand, designing sofas, chairs, tables, beds and more to create harmony throughout the home. You have a right to have your home and furnishings intact. }, https://laurelberninteriors.com/2016/06/12/open-concept-home-renovation/, https://stickley.com/OurProducts_Details.cfm?id=10104&referrer=search&q=Haven&SearchSubmit=%C2%A0&finish=&Collection=. I mean, when you walk into your local Overpriced-R-us retail furniture store, don’t they usually have the manufacturer info on the label? If you’ve never had down before, here’s what I know about it, as I do have a combination of springs/foam/down and all down. Even with the feathers, NOT supportive in the least. !ReplyCancel, I have not noticed any decrease in quality in Lee. My husband and I just purchased our first home and are slowly outfitting it. So – all that aside, I’d like the Lee sofa above the chesterfield.ReplyCancel, Hi Laurel – we currently have an upholstered sofa and love seat with an extremely deep seat ( almost 28 ” ) .We are looking into a leather sectional with a wedge corner and know it’s going to be an adjustment having a depth of 22 -24 inches. As for reputable dealers. Do you have a favorite fabric(s) from Lee for families?ReplyCancel, No, I don’t. It’s very helpful in demystifying the choices. I’m not doing that at this time.ReplyCancel, Thank you for your terrific article! You can definitely tell which one is my husband’s favorite seat! That needs to be nice and firm. control, so he has leakage. For a sectional with a separate cushion i usually do a combo blend-down because it has a little more body. The couch is absolutely gorgeous.ReplyCancel. But another option might be to have the legs removed. I’m happy to throw you a little life raft. I’m partial to clean lines so the track arm sofa caught my eye. There’s just too damned much choice! You need a BIG room for one of those babies. options. I really love the look of a bench cushion, ours will be long 108″ sofa. Thanks for all the great information on your blog! This really depends. The average seat height is 18″-20.” Although there are styles that might have a seat as low as 15″ or as high as 21.” It’s a bit difficult to get an exact measurement because none of these are straight lines. It might be cheaper than you think. I do like them in certain situations and my philosophy has always been if someone truly loves something, it is never outdated.ReplyCancel, Hello Laurel, I can’t see your home and people’s perceptions of what is classic, traditional and modern vary widely as I discovered in my years of working with clients. You get height, depth, length. A modern sofa might only be a squat 28″ and these days, I’m seeing pieces with a back of 43.”  My favorite height for a traditional sofa is 34-35.”. https://stickley.com/OurProducts_Details.cfm?id=10104&referrer=search&q=Haven&SearchSubmit=%C2%A0&finish=&Collection=, I would love to buy from Lee Industries. Choose from 1000's of fabrics to create a custom sofa. One of My Favorite Interior Design Tricks {it’s cheap and easy! Is there a place you can recommend that does that?ReplyCancel, We just ordered from Perch Furniture in Portland, Oregon and they do custom orders to the best of my knowledge.ReplyCancel, I took a look at them and they do customize, but I think Adrianne is looking for someone who can create a unique piece and possibly a more traditional style. Sofas with flabby decking will not be comfortable. I am currently searching to find a comfortable lounge sofa for my living room. You see, we aren’t well to do…better than many, but we don’t have 10,000 for a sofa (We spent that much on our previous vehicle!!!). 1. I’m not understanding correctly. I specify spring down for all upholstered sofas and club chairs. There are other versions of this style which are also great, but I included the wedge, because I think that it’s kinda cool and would be great for watching TV. Sleeper sofas are a great solution but it's tough to find high quality options. Amazingly – seat height is one of the few dimensions not listed on websites or other published data. Look no further than Circle Furniture's collection of Lee Industries furniture. It’s the Stickley, “Haven” The latter is one of those trade secrets that I’m not supposed to tell anyone about because they don’t show at High Point and they don’t have a website and they never will, I’ve been told fairly recently. And would you be able to recommend a reputable dealer in Westchester County, NY? But in Nashville we have only two stores that carry three of their sofas. https://laurelberninteriors.com/2016/06/12/open-concept-home-renovation/, And my best wishes for your grandson. Lee Industries Custom Made Sofa Couch Organic Cotton Lovely!. After the sticker shock of leather, knowing it’s a quality product and should last a very long time, we are finding it slippery when we test drive them. I can’t edit the post ReplyCancel, Hi Laurel, Seagrass Rugs and Carpeting – Good Idea or a Nightmare? 2) must have great even support from end to end, I sit on sofas and when close to the arm the support is weak or gone verses the center of the seat. Cannot find a true custom making place. In fact, that might be enough. 99.9% of the time. CR Laine’s Chichester sofa is a new take on the classic Chesterfield sofa. Many years ago, I went on a field trip with my son Cale to John Jay Homestead in Katonah. That way, you’re not locked into their fabrics. All I know is that it’s hundreds. No Skirt? The sofas were beautifully made. ;]ReplyCancel, Great post Laurel! This is a sleek track arm sofa from Lee Industries. (Feet on the floor, feel supported it my sitting position)ReplyCancel. Please allow me to give you a little advice from someone who made it to the other side and is still in one-piece. Where I live craigslist is full of sofa ads, and although sellers often ask top-dollar for them, in the end many accept prices well under $1000 because there’s little market for second-hand goods — I know I have in the past. The Secret English Gardens and I Mean Secret! Correct? This is known as a Bridgewater Sofa or an English roll arm sofa. The best sofa is the one I sink into and want to fall asleep on – practically ALL of these fit the bill!ReplyCancel, 31 Pondfield Rd West, Bronxville, NY 10708, Westchester County, NY Interior Designers and Decorators. I recently had it steam cleaned. shortlist of vendors I can’t recommend highly enough in Laurel’s Rolodex. 12 of the Best Paint Colors To Go With Red Brick, The Stained Wood Trim Stays - 16 Wall Colors To Make It Sing, My 20 All-Time Favorite Benjamin Moore Paint Colors. As a matter of fact, before that, there weren’t any sofas at all! It’s always the husband and he always has a wife who’s five feet tall. For springs, there are two different types of construction: 8-way hand-timed and sinuous. Now they’re under new ownership but still get good reviews.ReplyCancel, I’m sorry but by custom, I meant fabrics, stains, skirt, no skirt, etc. Perhaps take a look at Crate and Barrel. Sofas may be one of the most expensive pieces of furniture in a home. Thanks for your insights!ReplyCancel. I’ve been looking at 3 sofas in particular and would love to get your opinion on the quality of them. However, that’s my limited experience. It just has the word “relax” written all over it. I have a special-needs son. All About Wainscoting + The One Thing You Must Never Do! I’d really like to know what they’ve done to change your mind about them? It’s always good to hear experience.ReplyCancel. This was the home of John Jay the first supreme court justice. Lee Industries. Then, you need 18 yards of fabric at $50.00/yd = $900. I’ve sent more than one sales rep scurrying with a tape measure to collect the data. I’ve done many leather sofas over the years. And if working with a designer, they should be able to help you with that. Did you see any of your favorite sofa styles? Locations & Directions. On the other hand, shopping through a showroom or store gives you a lot of padding if something goes wrong. Size of the throw pillows. And compare our quality leathers, design, leading quality practices and great values competitive with the best in the industry. If you’re looking to buy a $5K sofa, you can easily replace all the cushions for well under that. He had no idea. Prices subject to home office audit & correction. One of my pet peeves is when someone calls a sofa with a skirt, “traditional.”  There is nothing at all traditional about a sofa with a skirt. 495 Best Sofas Loveseats Setees Images Love Seat Sofa Furniture. So it was most certainly a rushed, “gotta leave the store with something” sort of buy. I have a grandson with full blown Hershbrungs disease, he has lost his large intestine his colon and part of his small intestine. There are also the new Crypton fabrics which are about the same price as a good leather, but are exceedingly durable! TCS is to the trade only, so even if you had the model number, it would do no good. It sounds like an aniline protected leather which is what you want. So you see, when you consider how much we are spending on an entire house and then contemplate spending that same amount to decorate one room, it seems a little out of our price range. As for prices, it depends on the fabric of course. The business has changed a lot, especially in the last 10 years or so. It’s the part that the seat cushion sits on and includes the front of the sofa that the legs  attach to. I’d like to know what are the best transitional sofa styles that bridge modern and classic design? Some of you may have remembered this piece from the laurel home shop, that unfortunately died a quick, but painless death. (eyes rolling.) your own Pins on Pinterest. Apartment Therapy recently shared this round up and we're excited to be included with great company! Could you please explain what you mean in both instances? Not sure I can be of much help, but I’ll try. If you’re thinking of ALL down, that’s extremely expensive and worthless as far as support. Interior Design, Furniture, Inspiring Ideas, Serena and Lily Miramar sofa manufactured for them by Lee Industries, Tight Back vs.Loose Back [they’re both good]. 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