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France & Son Python Nest sofa, $20,000
After a year of spending more time than we ever imagined at home, it’s fair to say we all realize the importance of a comfortable couch. My family was one of many who purchased a new sofa during the pandemic. Demand was so high that retailers including Wayfair and La-Z-Boy saw record sales and unprecedented shipment delays.
I only wish that buying a sofa were as easy as relaxing in one. After ordering an enormous leather sectional that could not fit in our living room unless the pieces were cuddled in a square in the middle of the space (which believe me I tried to make work), I spent countless hours researching a model that would work in our living room. Thank you CB2 for accepting a return even during Covid!
“Americans last month spent an estimated $11.3 billion at furniture and home furnishing stores, up 12 percent from a year earlier, according to Commerce Department data. Monthly sales in the sector have soared 181 percent since April, while overall retail sales have grown 34 percent.”
Anyway, it turns out measuring is important. We were lucky to finally wind up with a very pretty green velvet chaise sofa from Article that fits perfectly, is extremely comfortable, and was delivered promptly.
And then we found out we had to move out of our house. (That’s another story, if you’re interested in the painfully detailed, still unresolved play by play, you can find it here.)
We will be bunking with my husband’s mother in Orange County until we find our forever home. And who knows whether our new sofa will work in our new place so after all that we might have to sell it (let me know if you’re in the market!)
What I’m really hoping is that this will all lead to finally acquiring my my dream couch: the Ligne Roset Togo design by Michel Ducaroy.
OK let’s face it, the read deal costs a few months mortgage, so I’ll be seeking out something similar.
Just in case you’re also wanting the cushiest, coziest sofa you can find, here are some ideas—and here’s hoping the shipping gods look favorably upon your order!
Kardiel Louvre Modular Sofa, $7,357
Mario Bellini Camaleonda sofa, $4,530