Is it rude to purchase leather furniture if I have vegan friends?
posted by plexi
on May 27, 2008 -
I just moved and have a new job that will, fortunately, give me the opportunity to purchase nice furniture for the first time in my life. I'm more into modern designs, but with a quality touch. If there is a manufacturer that makes super high quality, modern stuff that would be the ticket for me. Anyway, I'm looking for online stores to shop on. I'm looking for literally everything a typical two person home needs. We currently have no furniture save a recliner, so we need a lot!
I'll admit I don't know the first thing about design, furniture history, etc. But I do want to learn. The ideal shops will offer quality and education.
I'm not looking for IKEA or super cheap options.
Basically, just give me some links of some kick ass online furniture and furnishing joints!
posted by Bob Dobbs
on Nov 16, 2007 -
What's the deal with Natuzzi sofas--is their long lead time due to poor management, or are they just overloaded with orders? And why does there seem to be no information on the internet about ordering or styles? [more inside]
posted by ubu
on Mar 4, 2007 -
Is a microfiber sofa with a 'W' actually washable? Will I need to wash it? [more inside]
posted by sLevi
on Oct 31, 2006 -
What makes for a comfortable, long-lasting sofa, and where can I get hold of one (in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo
on Aug 25, 2006 -
If you search for sofas or sofa sets on Seattle's Craigslist, you see a lot of new sofas--many leather--being sold "out of the box," "original packaging," etc. for well below retail. Though the sellers are different, often the pictures are similar, like a scan out of a brochure. Anyone have any experience with this, or know what the deal is?
posted by _sirmissalot_
on Aug 15, 2006 -
Can anyone recommend any guidelines or specific household appliances (eg fridge, freezer, washing machine, sofa and bed) that are reasonably environmentally friendly and affordable (in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by badlydubbedboy
on Jun 22, 2006 -
Somewhere to hang out in Manhattan with sofas or very soft chairs (today)? [more inside]
posted by bingo
on Apr 2, 2006 -
What will happen when our scratching cat meets our (proposed) new leather sofa? [more inside]
posted by twine42
on Mar 18, 2006 -
I have a sectional sofa with a chaise section. I'd like to get a slipcover, as my cat has gone to town on the fabric. Does anyone make a prefab slipcover for this kind of sofa, or do I need to go the custom route?
posted by Caviar
on Jun 7, 2005 -
Futon mattress alternatives? I have a lovely futon frame with a nasty lumpy old futon mattress. I'd like to get rid of the mattress and keep the frame, using it with my air mattress for overnight guests. Does anyone make sofa-type cushions that I could put on the frame to make it more of a couch? Could I make them myself? (+) [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist
on Jan 22, 2005 -
Any advice for how to shop for a decent couch/sofa?
I know how much space I have for it (~7 feet), and that I want to be able to lie my 6 feet of body down on it to watch tv in comfort. What else does one look for?
posted by cardboard
on Aug 6, 2004 -
My couch is depressing me. Someone who shall go unnamed (but his initials begin with "mr. taz") convinced me that we should buy a white couch - with predictable results. It's upholstered in a lightweight canvas type material, and I would like to do something (on the cheap) to change the color. I'm almost tempted to just take it outside with a big bucket of dye and paintbrush (and/or roller), but a) I know nothing about dying, and b) I'm sure that there are serious issues about the dye "setting" so that it doesn't rub off on clothes. (more particulars inside)
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posted by taz
on Apr 25, 2004 -