Upholstered loveseats - where to buy?
I think I want 2 upholstered loveseats with English arms.
I know I want them to be less bulky than what I see on the showroom floor in places like Ashley. I don't want thick, bulky pieces, and I do want a fabric that has some amount of natural fiber in it.
The last and only time I purchased a new piece of upholstered furn I did not know what I was doing. I bought a Lillian August down sofa with Robert Allen custom fabric. I'm tired of it but it is still like new. I got it because it had the arm I wanted, didn't look cheap, and I could choose an all cotton fabric. It was what I consider very, very expensive. I'm 20 years older now and will probably move again before my final home and I have all the old-age-economics to consider. There must be a middle ground quality that would satisfy me but I really have trouble visualizing.
I'm in the position of being again hung up on a particular arm. I can compromise on fabric this time, but they have to "feel" non-cheap.
I don't see a lot of English arms on the showroom floor. I think I could spend around 1200 - 1400 at a store like Macy's and get loveseats that would suffice but I wouldn't get to see them first, so I'm entertaining other unpreviewable options that cost less.
I'm wondering about clubfurniture.com, where it looks like I can save about $300 per loveseat. I really dislike buying new, but I have been looking for used for quite a while and I've gotten kind of hung up on the Enlish arm. It's the only that looks good to me now. Should I talk myself out of the arm? Should I order from Macy's even though I can't see before I order? Should I purchase from clubfurniture? (Their loveseat is only 55 inches long, which on paper works much better for my space, and which I think I strongly prefer over the 60" and longer ones, but I have such a hard time visualizing)
I want loveseats that look tailored but that lend themselves to being sat in sideways with legs up. I'd also like to be able to rest my elbows on the arm rests and read the paper, so that rules out very high or very low arms.
1. I don't like the idea of attached back cushions. Do I need to get over that? Is there a problem with them over time or is that a place I could comfortably compromise?
2. I don't see skirts anymore. I want to use 2 chairs in the room that have a lot of exposed wood -- arms, legs, and backs. Should I seek out loveseats that have skirts to balance things out? This is the only living room in the house and there will be some tables, too.