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Great design, good price, good sofa
 from Austin TX,  Mar 21, 2011

I live in a 498 sq ft apartment so I need a sofa that is small, but stylish, and good to sit on. I didn't want a futon because I'm past futons, but a lot of the 'apartment size' sofa designs on Overstock looked like doctor's waiting room furniture to me. Until I found this one. I'm really happy with it. Somehow, it looks even better in person than it does in the online pictures. Go figure. Probably because the accessories in the photo are a little bit cheesy. The photo also makes it look white, and it's not white. I was prepared for that based on other reviews. And like others have said, it's actually a nicer color than white would be. It's a very pale soft sandy gray color. This color will take wear & use a lot better than the color it looks in the online photos. But what I love the most is the way this sofa is really stylish. It can take either a modern influence, or a traditional one. I can put black and white pillows on it and set it on a modern rug, and it looks great. Or I can throw an antique quilt on it, and set it on an oriental rug, that looks great too. Not very many pieces of furniture can actually do that. It's pretty straightforward to put it together. Not easy but not hard. The directions say it takes two people but it doesn't. If you know you're impatient and you don't read directions, then you need someone to do it with you. But if you're the person who always reads the directions, then you can definitely put it together yourself. And I didn't believe it when the other reviewers said it takes a couple of hours to build the sofa, but it really does. Don't let that put you off though. I started at 12 noon and before I knew it, it was 2:00 pm. The time went fast and it was actually fun to see the furniture take shape. Before I knew it, I had sofa to sit on. Now I know how they build all that furniture you see in ***** It's the same stuff, but this is cheaper, and they don't try to upsell you things you don't need. It's also decently comfortable. I've laid long ways on the sofa several times to read a book. The arms support your back which is great if you love to lounge out and read books. This is a one person lounger though. You will be lounging with your book by yourself. So for a lot of people, this could be a good sofa for the sitting room area of their master bedroom. Or in a Manhattan apartment. If you know what you like, and you want a small, well designed, versatile sofa that can bridge people's styles, on a small sofa budget, and you know how to follow directions, then you should get this sofa.

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