Next to choosing a mattress, the most important decision you will make in purchasing furniture for your home is the sofa.
Generally speaking I prefer to do three back cushions and three seat cushions two will do if the sofa is well designed like the one above. The look of a single cushioned sofa can be very tailored and lovely too.
The features to look for in purchasing a quality sofa are in regards to the frame, the ties, the cushions, and the fabric. All are equally important to not only it’s longevity but to the comfort and appearance of the piece.
You want an 8-way hand tied frame that’s made of kiln dried wood. Sustainable wood is preferable. Cushions with a solid core and down feather wrap are the ultimate in comfort and durability.
Fabric quality is more important than you might think because of the wear and tear a sofa takes. The program fabrics, the ones that come with the sofa lines are often poor quality and unattractively designed. For that reason I always do high grade fabric choices or COM, customer’s own material which means it’s ordered separately from another company.
I usually do three 20 inch down blend pillows with fringe or a tiny contrasting welt on my sofas but sometimes 18 or 22 inch pillows work well when the sofa is extra small or extra large.
All sofas available through Shiree Hanson Segerstrom. Prices from $4000. Lead time six to eight weeks.