You may wonder how a sofa-finding adventure plays out...let me just say that it took many many hours of online research, local furniture store visits, and review reading. Our criteria for selecting a sofa included the following: 1) My 6' 2" husband must be able to fully lie down on the sofa - that means the sitting length has to be over 74" long, 2) I wanted structured lines and a tailored look - no "poof" allowed, 3) We both wanted quality construction, durable materials, and a good manufacturers warranty. This was an important purchase for us because we see it as a major investment - it's our only sofa and it truly gets lived on. After hunting and hunting, I happened upon Rowe Furniture, and loved the way their sofas looked and felt, and they were quite affordable for being "custom". The model I decided on was the 89" Townsend Sofa. I was drawn to the clean lines and contemporary look with a subtle hint of mid-century modern in the squared-off arms and long tapered legs. And, the seat length was an amazing 80" so I knew my dear husband would approve!
Admittedly, it's sort of scary ordering a sofa without seeing the finished product first. I had sat on several Rowe sofas and loved them all, but none with our fabric choices. After taking a leap of faith and placing the order with the sad realization that it could take up to 8 weeks to get our new sofa, I waited patiently and only thought about it once or twice a day... Surprisingly, we got a call just 5 weeks later saying it was ready for pick-up. WaHoo!!! We brought her home, moved our old sofa to the garage (after posting it on Craig's List, of course), and unwrapped her in our living room. Let me just say - it's exactly what I had imagined and I was so happy with it!
What do you think? Did I do well? Please let me know if you want any more information on the sofa - i.e. price, fabric details, where we purchased, etc. Oh, and does anyone know someone in Oregon who needs a nice gently used but still great looking dark khaki/olive colored sofa? -Kristen