Our New Sectional from Interior Define


A couple weeks ago, the Ainsley sectional from Interior Define was delivered, unboxed and put together in the basement family room by two men in shoe covers wearing white gloves. It felt really luxurious, but then, like nothing, compared to the way the actual sectional feels. We’ve been enjoying movie nights, letting the girls run around while we lounge and chat, working with our feet stretched out. We never want to get off this thing. It’s good. It’s so very good.

I talked about the decision process in this post, but now that it’s here, it’s easier to see how and why we wanted a sectional to look just like this. While Interior Define didn’t have the exact sectional we wanted listed, their site says, “All of our furniture is made-to-order, and you can customize nearly all of our pieces without significantly altering the price.” So, I thought it was worth seeing if they could make their Ainsley sectional into a U-shaped one with a chaise on either side and a big, casual bench cushion in the middle (there’s nothing like sitting on a cushion crack for an entire movie, am I right?). I even gave them the exact length we were shooting for (this sucker is 149″ long!), so it would sit right in front of the built-ins. They were able to check off everything on our wish list and THEN we were able to choose what upholstery we wanted–The Pebble Weave in Dove was the winner. It’s a nice warm gray with some variance–always a plus when kids are involved!–has a lot of texture to it and feels extremely soft.


A few other details we can’t stop gawking over? The piping around every part and the perfectly dense cushions. Speaking of cushions, the back cushions aren’t attached, so they can easily be fluffed or moved if you wanted and the bottom cushions are removable but velcro’d in place so they don’t slide around–nice touch. Some of you were wondering, how’s the scale? When we were looking at all of Interior Define’s options, we specifically went with a style with a long chaise because we’re a tall family. For reference, I’m 6’0″ and here I am awkwardly sprawling out.


The good news is, my in-laws who are average to short in stature, find the couch really comfortable, too. They said they liked how they didn’t feel they were sinking in or unable to get up.

Since all of the recessed lights are on dimmers, we nixed table lamps around the couch (although there is still accent lighting in other areas of the room) and decided to opt out of end tables, too, so we could maximize the seating space. The sofa comes equipped with really wide (nearly 10 inches!) armrests which are perfect for steadying a snack, drink, or book so the extra surface space and table would provide isn’t missed.





In short, we’re thrilled with it and couldn’t recommend it enough. While we’ve only had it for about a month now, so we’ll be sure to revisit it as time passes to keep you updated on how it wears.

Our big, 149″, double chaise sectional configuration retails for about $3500–an unheard of price for something that big and custom, but Interior Define has really beautiful custom sofas beginning at just $900, including white glove delivery, a 365 day return policy, and a dedicated service concierge. Today we’re giving away $1000 to Interior Define for our readers. To enter, check out my favorite Interior Define pieces here, register your email address here and leave a comment below with which one you’d choose! Take luck!

  • Giveaway open to continental US readers only
  • $1000 credit must be used toward a chair or sofa purchase
  • Entrants must register an email address here.
  • Giveaway ends Monday, May 16 2016
  • Giveaway winner will be randomly selected from the comment section
  • Credit must be used in a single purchase. Any returns will be refunded store credit minus any applicable restocking fee.
  • Credit must be used by September 1, 2016

PS. The easy tutorial for those engineer prints here! And all the sources for this room here!



Special thanks to Interior Define for sponsoring this post and giveaway and for making one heck of a sectional.



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