The Game Changing Sofa Company
If you are anything like Mike and I, you love cozying up on the sofa after a long day. And, if you live in New England, or a place where the winters are BRUTAL, a wood stove and fuzzy blanket are the perfect touch.
"SAY HELLO TO YOUR DREAM SOFA"
Now, sofas can be tricky. There are so many out there, but a lot of times there is something just off about the fabric, the color, the legs, or even the cushions. You spend hours searching online, and then more hours in stores trying to sit on them. The sales rep might give you a little fabric swatch, but you’re so confused with how the heck it’s going to look on the sofa because all you have to go on is a 4x4 square.
You can totally go custom, just be prepaid to bring your wallet and dish out some hefty money for one. I will say, I think a custom sofa is totally worth it, because it’s something that you are going to have for a long time. But not everyone is going to want to spend that kind of money.
So, a couple of years ago I was on Pinterest, (obviously), and I saw an ad for a company called Interior Define. The sofa was really pretty, so I clicked on the link and it brought me to their website. I noticed that they marketed themselves as a “semi-custom” company. They have their standard sofas, and they have tons of different fabrics and colors to choose from. I thought this was such a nice idea, an affordable company that sold good quality sofas, where you could customize the little details, (you know the ones that actually really matter).
Not only can you select the fabric, but you can also select the legs on them. Personally, I love the Sloan legs, and have used those on a couple of the sofas that I’ve purchased from Interior Define. You can pick your size and the cushions. The best part about the website is you get to see your actual sofa and how it will look depending on the selections. The photo updates as soon as you click the different options.
I for one love the pet and kid friendly selection. That’s my go to, even if my clients don’t have either. It just makes sense when you are buying a sofa that is an investment piece. Even if you spill red wine, (hello Hannah!), you can easily clean it up.
The nice thing about their sofas, too, is you can opt for an ottoman. I did this with one of my client’s whose space was really small, but they wanted a sectional and a coffee table. We ended up going with one of the larger ottomans, so they could move it around and use it as a coffee table or chaise when needed.
Before, Interior Define was just an online store, which was nice, because it made shopping quick and easy. But it can be a little tricky when clients want to actually test out the sofas. The company just opened a store a couple months ago in Back Bay Boston, and it’s amazing! Not only is the space so pretty with all the steel frame windows, but it’s really cool to see all the sofas and chairs in the space. I will even admit that some of the fabric swatches I have, I wasn’t a fan of until I saw them on the sofas in person. My favorite fabrics I will say are the Cross Weave and the Heather Weave.
Since I found Interior Define a couple of years ago, I’ve spec’d their sofas at least six or seven times with clients. All of them have been so happy with their sofas, and I really think they are worth the investment hands down. I know Mike and I have been looking to get a new sectional soon, and you better believe we are going to be getting that Jasper (he might just not know it yet!).
If you live in the Boston area, I would totally recommend checking out their store. Even if you aren’t in the market for a new sofa, the space itself is so nice! I'm sure you will get some inspiration for the future too!