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Posted by jterrilynn
Wed, Feb 12, 14 at 22:54
|Hi all, I'm in the market for two new leather sofas. I'm looking at or thinking of something with a track arm or relaxed version of a contemporary sort. I am not in the Bradington Young or Moore price category. Yet, I'm above the bonded leather Rooms To Go price point. What is a good leather sofa brand for me to check (good bang for the buck) in a mid to mid high price point that has special order leather color selections? I do not want brown, black,white or beige. I do want a creamy color with a tic of yellow. |
|W.Schillig has a nice selection of contemporary sofas, and you can choose leather grade as well (which would then determine the final price). Choice of colors varies, depending on the leather type/grade. You can also choose matching or contrasting stitching at no extra cost. |
I'm editing this post to also add a pic of our Schillig sectionals. We chose semi-aniline (protected) leather for both of them. They look, and feel very nice.
This post was edited by cat_mom on Thu, Feb 13, 14 at 12:04
|IKEA Stockholm sofa. No idea about the leather quality, but it does feel very nice. |
It also comes in white and dark brown.
|I have no idea what colors the various manufacturers offer, but I have linked below a site that ranks leather furniture makers. It may help you decide what brands you'd want to look for. |
They are ranked in categories by -
Lower Middle Quality
Mid Range Quality
Here is a link that might be useful: Leather furniture manufacturer rankings
|Have you priced the Bradington Young sofas? I just purchased one and would consider it in that price point, well under Hancock Moore. I didn't get the best of the best leather option, but more of a mid-range. It came in under $2500. |
Another option ...possibly American Leather?
|CatMom, Thanks! I actually found a very nice Schillig sectional on CL but sadly not the right color. ÔĀĆ |
Kellie, I didn‚Äôt know B.Y had an affordable line I‚Äôll see if my local Baers store carries that brand although I didn‚Äôt see a style I liked online.
My3dogs, very very helpful! I forgot about that rating link. I saw lots of styles I liked in Sam Moore but couldn‚Äôt seem to find leather. What I did find that I really like the look of is the ELITE leather styles and colors, I liked the Aston and the Pasadena style sofa and they have a leather color called Archet cream that looks like it will work. However, I will need to find a pretty good Presidents Day sale.
Would anyone have experience with Elite leather furniture???
This post was edited by jterrilynn on Thu, Feb 13, 14 at 13:15
|Some info if you decide to pursue Schillig at all--we got our first sectional in Paramus, NJ (Signature Leather), on sale--I think a President's Day sale, too! LOL The second one we purchased during a trip to Raleigh, NC (Ambiente International). They had a floor model sale going on, and we paid the floor model price (plus an add'l __% off with a flyer or newspaper ad). However, the ottoman had to be ordered (not a stock item), so they ordered a new sectional for us as well--honoring the floor model sale price! |
FWIW, both places carry different manufacturers as well, and likely have some good sales going on right now.
PS neither store charges sales tax for out-of-state deliveries (buyer's responsibility to take care of that).
|Gotta disagree with PB leather. Our Manhattan leather sofa and chair have changed from a cognac color to a yucky shade of greenish yellowish leather. (And they are not in the sun at all).|
|You might want to look at Smith Brothers |
|Thanks for that Phronesis! We do not have a dealer in Florida that I could find on their site anyway. I will have to email my location for more dealer info. Very interesting site in that they really explain their product! What I was most impressed with is their seat cushions, what they are made of and how they have a lifetime warranty not to flatten? Wow I‚Äôm sold, just wish I had a place to go to around here who sells the brand so I could see in person. The thing that irks me the most about buying furniture it that even after spending a bit more with other brands there is no guarantee on the non-flattening cushion (maybe others have a guarantee but I am unaware). I mean who cares if the constructions good and the leather is fab if it‚Äôs all going to look like Cr@p due to squashy cushions. After you posted I also googled old gardenweb posts on this brand and they are all very favorable.|
|I bought one of their arm chairs about 7 years ago as an impulse buy (which I never ever do with things this expensive) because it was so unbelievably comfortable. |
Now I'm saving up for couches in this style
|The Smith Brothers couches are beautiful and very well made. I was considering this brand while I was couch shopping. Just a word of caution, in the couple that I was able to find locally to sit in, the seat depth felt pretty narrow to me. I'm not very tall at 5'5", but I tend to sit cross legged on the couch quite frequently. The sales person told me that they tended to run a bit narrower, which some people prefer, especially if you don't like to "sink in" to your sofa. If you can't find one to sit on to try out, I would find something with similar dimensions and try it out! |
For example, a tightback Smith Brothers has a seat depth of 21 inches, while the BY tightback is 23.5 inches
|Hi all, not sure if anyone will pay attention to this older post but if anyone does...am I crazy to spend $4,600 on an Elite aero sectional? I ask because I have never spent this much on a sectional before and I'm nervous. The configuration will be roughly 86 x 80. Every time I found a sectional and brand I liked it never came in a color I wanted. Of course the color I picked ended up being a premium (grrr). Should I push the buy button? This style but in the sectional and in this color that I love but in the Elite brand?. . |
This post was edited by jterrilynn on Fri, Mar 7, 14 at 16:26
|Do you have a pic of the room its going in? |
|Hi Jane, I have some unfinished remodel pictures but nothing that shows the particular seating area well. It's an open plan . I just can't find out much about the workmanship as the Elite furniture site is somewhat vague and does not give the buyer the benifit of doubt on knowledge research. I can not seem to find hand tied in my price range in the color I seek. There is nothing in my area to try out, nothing I like or can afford anyway. a. Side area...|
This post was edited by jterrilynn on Sat, Mar 8, 14 at 7:53
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