When we were still living in our last home, we purchased an off-white mid-century style sofa that has now lived in our reading room since we moved here. It fit nicely size-wise, but as the room and our style has evolved, it fit less and less in with the vision. We’ve been on the look out for a new one for awhile now and one evening, I was actually on our own blog, checking the archives and I saw a banner ad that Article (formerly Bryght) was having a sale.
They have a lot of great options for really reasonable prices. I was immediately drawn to their Alcott Oxford Black Sofa, but we already had a black leather chair in the room (at the time–now it’s in our bedroom) so I wasn’t sure if Chris would be up for switching everything around. So I came up with a plan. I’d show him that Article was having a sale and then see if fate would bring his eyes to the sofa, that way I wouldn’t feel like I was pressuring him into buying something that I was hoping to have for the long haul. With furniture purchases especially, I like us to be on the same page.
Not five minutes later, he showed me the exact sofa I had my eyes on and said, “I like this one! We could always move the leather chair somewhere else.” My heart grew 12 sizes in that moment for Chris Marcum. We ordered the sofa right then and there and now it’s here and the room feels wonderful.
Since this was our first time ordering from Article, I wanted to give it a couple weeks of use before I reviewed it for you, but now that it’s been that long, I’m anxious to tell you about the whole process. Not everything on their site is quick ship, but many are dispatched in 2-5 days and from the time we ordered this sofa to arrival was less than a week. The other perk was they had flat rate shipping. We opted to pay $49 for to-door delivery (we could have paid $99 for delivery to our living room, or $169 for assembly and delivery where they will bring it in your home and attach the legs for you). When it arrived, I grabbed my dad next door and he helped me carry it in and attach the beautiful wood legs, but if you don’t have that option, or you have a husband with a bad back (poor, Chris!) it’s nice to know you have the option to pay a little more to get the couch exactly where you want it. After it was in, the room filled with the smell of leather in the best way.
We put our old couch on Craigslist and ended up selling it to a reader (Hi, Mariah!) which helped offset the cost a little bit. Article’s site lists all the dimensions in detail so we were pleased to find the Alcott had a deeper seat (perfect for us tall folk) and fit the room really well. And the tufting! I always thought a Chesterfield-style sofa would look so great in here, and the Alcott is a modern take on that.
A few of you have asked about the art swap that went down. I felt like the Edward Hopper print that was in this room, felt a little too warm-toned with the black leather, so I moved the Minted print in from the entry, and our Night Hawkes print is temporarily in the entry (you can see it in the photo below). I think I’ll probably move it to the bottom of the stairs, though.
After just a couple weeks with our new sofa, it’s easy to say we’re smitten. It’s the softest leather that will only get better with age–the kind of furniture we welcome around here.
Alcott Oxford Black Sofa-Article; Paint color- Pine Grove by Clark+Kensington; Flooring-Nordic Brown Medium Faux wood tile from the tile shop; Faux Cowhide-Wayfair; Coffee Table-Lulu & Georgia; Floor Lamp-Rejuvenation; Pillows-The Vintage Rug Shop & Loomgoods ; Floor Plant-Umbrella Tree; Art by Lulaloo-Minted; Shelving-DIY; Focus on the Good Mini Marquee-Urban Outfitters