I have narrowed the couch options to three candidates. Phew. This has been a really hard search and I still have to have two more rounds of cuts. Picking a college was not as difficult as picking out a sofa. Please meet the finalists.
Finalist #1 - The Francis from Quatrine.
The Francis comes slip covered and is completely customizable. I can remove the buttons on the back and pillows and have one long seat cushion. Also, they will keep my measures on file so I can order more slipcovers when needed. Price is a little high and I would have to pick it up in Detroit.
Finalist #2 The London Sofa for Lillian August
This sofa was my very first love. The size and pillows are perfect. I like that the arms dip down slightly and the casters on the feet. The main problem is I don't love any of the Drexel fabric options. I took home three options over the weekend and found the gray velvet was the best option, but not sure if I want velvet on our everyday sofa.
Finalist #3, The Henry Sofa from Hamilton Furniture
I know, this sofa looks just like the London sofa and only I can see the difference. The feet are simple and Hamilton could have a gray that I really like. The negatives, we don't have a Hamilton showroom nearby and I still have not priced this one out yet. Could be priced out of the running.
The almost Finalist #4, The "S320" from George Smith
This sofa was the wild card. It has the exposed feet, but the low curved arms and nail detail was a surprise favorite even to me. Plus I love this color gray. This was going to be the winner until I realized the price was $10,000.