Our Virginia model, continued: Southwestern, Country or Scandinavian Sofa Styling with Lifetime Construction
Country charm and coziness, without the bulk and excessive softness of typical furniture found in stores. Shown here: Our smallest standard loveseat size (52" at the outsides of the legs, increasing to 59" at the outsides of the armtops only on this model). This size is compact but still fine for two. Also shown are our puffy cushion option and a pair of matching toss pillows. The wood has our Dark Russet finish, and the fabric is a heavy-duty one from Charlotte Fabrics, which has a very good website referred to in the fabric section of this website.
For pricing information, scroll to just above the bottom of this page.
Shown: Two 83" Virginia sofas and a 48" square coffee table, with puffy cushions for both seats and backs, with the Medium Fruitwood wood finish and with the optional all-wood back. (The standard back is covered with fabric, either the same fabric as on the cushions or else a faux leather that blends with the wood frame color.) Our customer has paid attention to turning and rotating her cushions, which helps in retaining their pleasing shape.
Customers with cats don't normally choose the Virginia sofa design, because on this model there is no option of exposed-wood arms (although the arm covers, like the other covers, are replaceable). But this central Pennsylvania customer's cats are scratching-post trained. As sensible precautions, however ("they sometimes make mistakes"), she chose a micro-suede (very smooth) fabric, which after a year she says has worked out very well, and she also chose the all-wood back option, which cat owners usually choose if the sofa will be away from the wall.
Light, comfortable, and cheerful, ideal to brighten even a cold, dark, New England winter day. (This picture was taken upon delivery to one of our Boston-area customers). The object in the right foreground is the arm of a matching loveseat.
Our blonde wood finish is shown; as has been the case on other occasions, this made a good match with the blonde tables and other furniture our customer already had in the room. This sofa was made with the 33" height, in the 92" length (85" base measurement, 81" between the arms).
Shown at left: 47"-wide chair, the widest of our four standard chair sizes, with the medium russet finish.
The fabrics in the pictures just above and to the left are from Kravet Fabrics. A Boston-area customer found the one at the left at a local store. The customer whose set is shown above found that fabric, part of the Laura Ashley line, on Kravet's web site, one of several to which readers are referred in the fabric section of our web site. (As always, she requested and received a number of swatches before making her selection; there is no charge for samples if you request them from us, and if you return them within three weeks).
Shown at right: 71" large loveseat with the medium fruitwood finish. If you want ample seating space for two (or snug seating for three) but don't want something that takes up a lot of space, this is a good size. Since it has 60" of cushion length, with arms that are good for placing a pillow and your head on, it can also serve as a place for a short person to stretch out. Our 59" size (12" shorter than the one above) is 48" between the arms, which is very adequate for two people; but if you also have toss pillows at the arms with that size, two grown occupants sitting on it would have very little space between them. A 65" in-between size is another one of our standard lengths.
A very good selection of fabrics is available directly from us, but there are also some fabrics on the market that you can only find if you search elsewhere. The one shown at right (and below), in a Northern Virginia household, came from the Calico Corners chain of fabric stores, and is part of their "Brandywine Express" line.
Notice that a mottled effect is normal after certain fabrics are put into use, including faux suedes, chenilles, and velvet-type fabrics (including corduroys).
Also notice that minor wrinkling at the seams is normal on these arm covers; they are made to be relatively easy to remove and replace, which limits how tightly they can be applied. (They are secured at the bottoms with velcro and foam wedges.) Wrinkles are more conspicuous with plain fabrics than with most patterned fabrics, but the ability of a particular fabric to mold to contours also has a lot to do with it.
The fabric-covered back is our standard back. We can also make an all-wood back at a surcharge.
At right: Our longest standard size sofa, with the 94" base length (101" at the outsides of these armtops), and 90" between the arms. Again, with this model, see how you can have a great deal of space in which to sit and/or stretch out without adding bulky appearance to your room. And, since it arrives in the form of flat components (as our other models do also), there's no problem getting even a big, long sofa into your room.
Also notice how the simple, graceful lines of this sofa blend well with furnishings inspired by Mission, Arts & Crafts, Shaker or Southwestern styles. And see how a brightly colorful and/or luxurious cover on one of our sofas can enhance and add a welcoming warmth to a room's decor. Such an effect is made possible by our huge fabric selection, offering a much wider range of individual expression than is available with most furniture. (The fabric shown is a velvet from Kravet, and the wood finish is our dark russet.)
Our optional extra-long lengths (94" sofa is shown) are especially well suited for serving multiple purposes, including (1) as a room divider that separates spaces while allowing family members to remain in contact, (2) ample stretching-out or sleeping length, and (3) with the longest size, even allowing one member of a couple to lie on the sofa while the spouse or partner is sitting right next to the reclining person.
Our upstate New York customer, who kindly took this picture and sent it to us, expressed pleasure with our matching of the pattern and wrote, "The sofa looks great and is very comfortable." We have to agree.
If the chair at the right rear looks unusually small, that's not an optical illusion. The lady of this Indiana household was very short, and the chair was made specially for her dimensions (a 3"-less-deep seat is a standard option at a moderate surcharge, but other depths can be made at a steep surcharge). In addition to the chairs and the 83" sofa, also shown are a 24" x 48" coffee table, an 18" x 24" end table, and a 24"-square ottoman, all with the dark amber teak finish and a fabric (from Fabricut) that the customer found locally.
Notice how our huge fabric selection allows you to beautifully coordinate your furniture with almost any artwork or other important element in your decor. The wood finish shown is our light fruitwood. Our Rhode Island customer reported, when sending this picture of her sofa a year after receiving it, "Our sofa is doing great! We absolutely love it, and it is a beautiful addition to our home."
At right: A Missouri farmhouse with two of our Virginia sofas, with our Light Amber finish, showing how well this model fits in with a country decor.
Shown here: 83" Virginia sofa with one of our economically-priced stock fabrics, with our Old Ivory finish, in a Georgia house.
Shown at right: close-up of a Virginia model side with the Dark Russet finish. This finish is intended to resemble dark cherry or mahogany in color, and hence might be thought of as a color to be used generally in more formal settings. But it is also a warm, saturated color that nicely frames even a very contemporary, casual fabric.
The arms on the Virginia model (unlike the arms of our other exposed-wood models) do not have have the option of a presentable wood arm top below the cover. But these are nevertheless much more practical than the arms of normal sofas and sectionals, since one of these arm covers, like the cushion covers, is fairly easy and inexpensive to replace, as follows: Lift out the cushions and suspension panels, loosen three bolts, pull off the old cover, work the snugly-fitting new cover down into place, tuck in the foam wedges that secure the cover's bottom edge on the outside, press down the hook-and-loop fastening on the inside, re-fasten the bolts, and replace the suspension panels and cushions.
Note that the distance between the arms on these models is always 11" less than the lengths quoted below.
should we pay more for this than for normal furniture?
A: These products will usually be less expensive than ordinary furniture in the long run, especially if they are given heavy use, because they don't wear out like typical furniture. With solid oak at locations where ordinary sofas typically wear out first, and with our wide selection of heavy-duty fabrics, our furniture will usually look good long after ordinary furniture has become shabby. When our furniture eventually needs new covers or cushions, replacing them is relatively easy and inexpensive. Also, the very extensive customization and hand craftsmanship that goes into this furniture simply can't be available at discount store prices. For more details on this subject and on the costs of our small-scale custom manufacturing, click here.
Matching of patterns: You can be assured of excellent matching of patterns vertically (such as stripes going front-to-back on the seat, which would be matched with the corresponding vertical stripes on the back cushions). Likewise with matching of stripes horizontally on cushions and on outsides of arms. But, because of the way we sew the covers for the arms of this model (and our Custom 05 model), horizontal matching at the inside seams at both ends of the arms is something that we cannot guarantee. Therefore we strongly discourage ordering of plaids or other fabrics requiring horizontal matching on these specific models.
Pricing of the Virginia models: When reading these prices, please keep in mind the major long-term savings that result from owning this furniture, and also note that our Custom 05 (fully-upholstered) model and our Florida (exposed-wood) model are considerably less expensive than this model. The Florida, California, New Jersey and Maryland models are even more practical than this model, because of the wood arm top options that are available on those.
Base prices: (10%
discounts are available: See below. Also, if these
prices are outside your budget, keep in mind that our Florida
model is just as practical as the California model, almost as
durable, has similarities in appearance, and is much less
Sofas: 83" - $2780; 92" - $2990; 101" - $3230. (The distance between the arms is 11" less than the above measurements.)
Loveseats: 59" long - $2415; 65" - $2540; 71" - $2670.
Chairs: 35" wide - $1720; 38" wide - $1790; 41" - $1890; 47" - $2090.
These prices include 10 to 15 base-priced fabrics, a fabric-covered back of the frame, the 31" back height (measured floor to top, shown in almost all of the pictures above), the 33" frame depth, and any of our standard wood finishes.
There is a huge selection of high-quality fabrics
available within $175 above the base price for a sofa, or within
$125 above the base price for a loveseat. When we send you
samples, we will indicate pricing information for those. If you
provide your own fabric, the price would be reduced by $40, $30,
or $20 for a sofa, loveseat, or chair.
The 2"-higher back adds $2 per inch, a 4"-higher back adds $4 per inch, and a 6"-higher back adds. $6 per inch.
A webbing suspension, for softer support, adds $1 per inch. (For detailed information about our standard and optional heights, cushion types (including "puffy"), firmnesses, seating dimensions and frame depths, with information about price effects of the various options, click here ).
An all-wood back adds $2 per inch of length. Note: If you want the added practicality of an all-wood back but don't like the additional cost, keep in mind that we offer a matching leather-imitation vinyl-covered back at no surcharge; the faux leathers these days are often hard to distinguish from real leather.
Toss pillows or arm pillows
are $40 per pair, plus $0 - $20 or so for fabric.
Non-standard dimensions: Special lengths: Add $90 to the price of the next longer length, or (for extra-long) add $350 plus $16 per inch to the longest standard size. For a 30" frame depth, or a 36" frame depth, or for having the entire frame made higher or lower, click here. .
Delivery in the D.C. beltway-Charlottesville-Richmond-Annapolis area would add $65 to $110, packing and shipping to the U.S. west coast would add 18% of the base price, and delivery or shipping to other locations in the contiguous 48 U.S. states and southeastern Canada would be somewhere in between depending on distance from north-central Virginia. We do not presently charge sales tax on orders shipped via common carrier to points outside Virginia (although legislation is pending that could, at any time, require us to collect other states' sales taxes). Special lengths: Add $90 to the price of the next longer length, or (for extra-long) add $350 plus $16 per inch to the longest standard size.
Discounts /completion times: Our standard completion time, for orders at the list price, is five to six weeks.* If you can wait as much as six months, we deduct 10% off the base price of the furniture. But, to repeat, our standard completion time is five to six weeks. Since our sales levels fluctuate considerably and unpredictably, we offer discounts to customers who don't expect their furniture soon. This provides a backlog of orders to keep our people working during lulls in sales levels; and it allows easier handling of the full-price orders when we have a surge of them.
*Our "normal" completion time is subject to change if we receive a surge of orders, which can happen at any time (but we would make that clear when an order is placed); this tends to happen especially in the last months of the year. If you can plan farther in advance of when you really need the furniture, it's better.
To see the page describing our next design, the New Jersey model, click here. To see information about fabrics that are available on this furniture, click here.
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