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I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I spend far too much time binge-watching Architectural Digest videos, especially celebrity houses. And I can’t just enjoy a singer’s serene family home in the hills of Los Angeles; I pause every 30 seconds to tell my husband that we absolutely need this for our future house. A dangerously white sofa big enough to fit a whole football team? Why not. A luxurious oversized leather ottoman? Add it to the list. Yet, the reality is we live in New York, and these luxuries aren’t realistic without packing up your bags and moving to the burbs. Well, the universe must have heard my silent prayers: I just moved north of NYC to Westchester County, and shortly after, I got the opportunity to review a Castlery sofa.
As newlyweds, my husband and I are baby birds flying out of the nest. All we knew was we wanted a somewhat L-shaped sofa in a lighter ivory or oatmeal hue. Photos of the Jonathan Chaise Sectional Sofa With Ottoman immediately caught my eye, but I had never bought furniture without seeing it in person. I consider the couch the heart of a living room, so I immediately second-guessed myself. We considered other couches — rounded ones, smaller ones — but ultimately decided to go with my first instinct: the Jonathan Chaise Sectional Sofa and its matching ottoman
Scroll down to read my Castlery sofa review.
Jonathan Chaise Sectional Sofa With Ottoman ($3,698 $3,509)
The Ordering Process
I was a bit worried about how the customization process would go, as I’ve only gone into furniture stores with my parents to buy our family couches or sofas. Usually, we’d test it out in person and then choose from the offered colors. Fortunately, the ordering process was easy-peasy: All we had to do was choose the model (there are three different styles: a smaller chaise, a medium-size chaise with an ottoman, and a bigger L-shape); the color (blue, black, and a creamy white); and orientation (left or right).
You can preview your selected sofa in various spaces, which helps to visualize what it’ll look like in real life, and you can select up to three free fabric swatches before you commit. However, we were on a time crunch, so we chose our sofa based on the model photos instead of opting for samples. My Capricorn self is still astounded to this day that I just went with it: We chose the medium-size chaise with an ottoman in the creamy white shade, which ended up being heather oatmeal, with a left-facing orientation.
Once you put in your order, Castlery shares an estimated arrival date, which …read more