The Perch Custom Sofa Blog

Perch is Hiring!

    We are looking for the next person to join our team! Here’s a little bit more about us, the job, and how to apply!   Perch Furniture is a custom furniture design studio located in the Pearl District. Our shop was founded in 2010 with a firm belief that everyone deserves the perfect […]

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Shop Small on Black Friday

Save 10% on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday at Perch

Perch is happy to be a part of Little Boxes—the coolest Black Friday shopping event in Portland—again this holiday season. Shop Little Boxes on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving and you can save 10%; win a trip, an iPad, shopping sprees, gift certificates and TONS more goodies. To unlock the 10% discount and enter […]

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Monochromatic Inspiration Board

Monochromatic describes a color palette that combine the different tints and shades of one single color. In interior design settings, monochromatic color schemes are a great way to create a sleek, simple and unified room. Below are a few Perch favorites that combine to make a beautiful monochromatic display.     The Miles Boom floor lamp, from Robert […]

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Jewel Tone Sofas

Jewel tone colors are still in! And we have been making quite a few sofas that prove this. Jewel tones are colors that resemble gemstones (i.e. amethyst, ruby, emerald, topaz, sapphire, etc.) and are usually very rich and dramatic. Jewel tones make beautiful sofa covers – and I realized that I had been pinning a […]

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Large Mid-Century Sectional, Delivered!

– – – I met Nate and Lindsay back in November when they were in the midst of their sofa search. They had been sofa shopping for quite some time and couldn’t find exactly what they were looking for. Nate loved the mid-century style of a Florence Knoll sofa, and was instantly attracted to our […]

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Mid-Century Inspiration Board

Sterling sofa inspiration board

The mid-century style is one of my very favorites. It may be my love for Eames and Mies Van Der Rohe designs; or the nostalgia that brings be back to my grandparent’s mid-century dining set that we sit around at every holiday. Either way, I think that many mid-century designs are timeless pieces that can […]

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The Sterling 5 Ways

The Sterling is one of my favorite sofas. It is simple with crisp, clean lines and tailored mid-century proportions. While it is a mid-century style, it can lend itself to many different settings. Picture this: the Sterling paired with a tribal rug, knit pouf ottomans and a brass arched lamp; an eclectic mix of pieces […]

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Inspiring Sofas on the Screen

Here at Perch, we notice sofas everywhere. When walking down the street if a sofa catches our eye we have to stop and check it out. During my nightly routine of watching Netflix (yes, I admit, I may have a slight Netflix addiction), I am often distracted by the furniture and set design and much […]

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Delivery to Hood River? You bet!

Custom Sofas Delivered

Yep, we chan get that sofa to you – no matter where you live.

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Up and coming

Too excited to wait for glamour shots, we are breathlessly awaiting our new Lowe floor model en route from our factory. The Lowe, is hands down my favorite sofa. It’s modern, it’s comfortable, and it is nice and deep. This new version is timelessly covered in a distressed Brompton leather from Moore and Giles. Versatile enough to work in […]

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Extended Holiday Shopping Hours in December

Shops all around the Pearl District have joined together this holiday season to offer extended shopping hours on Thursday evenings and special discounts. We know it can be hard to fit in shopping on top of a busy work day, so on Thursdays we will be staying open until 8:00 pm, offering $50 off custom […]

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Recycled Aluminum Side and Coffee Tables

I was super excited to spot a Pasha Tuffet in this great Santa Barbara ranch house profiled on Apartment Therapy. The little aluminum table is a huge favorite in the shop! We carry both the Pasha Tuffet ($295), which makes a great stool or side table, and the larger and lower Pasha Table ($390). These […]

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A Comfortable and Stylish Sofa Bed

This Quinn sofa is hiding a little secret: it is actually a sleeper sofa. Our clients needed a sofa for the living room of their small (but very stylish!) home. The only problem? Most sofa beds are boring at best. We knew we could do better! By starting with our regular Quinn frame, and making […]

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Custom Modern Couch with Metal Legs

We are so excited to show off this couch! Our clients recently moved from Brazil to Portland, where they rented an absolutely amazing apartment that is framed with floor to ceiling windows on two sides. They were in love with a couch from a store in Brazil and asked us if we could build something similar. […]

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The Sterling: One Mid-century Style Sofa, Three Ways

We named the Sterling sofa after our favorite Mad Men character, Roger Sterling, because it has super clean, mod lines and a definite mid century vibe. The Sterling is one of our most popular couches and we thought it would be fun to show how three of our clients made it their very own. This sofa […]

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Trish Grantham Show at Perch

We are thrilled to announce that Portland-based artist Trish Grantham will be showing her work at Perch this summer! Trish layers pages of vintage books onto wooden panels and then paints her whimsical scenes over the top. We love how each piece weaves old stories into an intricate and imaginative new world. Trish created several original […]

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Drum Lampshades

I recently scored a vintage wooden tripod at a thrift shop for $25.  I’m planning on putting my limited DIY skills to the test by turning the tripod into a lamp. I have never made a lamp before, but after a little online research I decided that it looks easy enough. Yesterday, I stopped by […]

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July 4th Holiday Hours

We love fireworks, watermelon seed spitting contests, three-legged-races, parades, waving sparklers, and eating enormous ice cream cones. In short, we think the 4th of July is the perfect holiday. So we’re closing up shop for a few days. Here’s the scoop on our hours: Saturday, July 2nd: Open regular hours from 10:00 am to 6:00 […]

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Gallant and Jones Deck Chairs

Our shipment from Gallant & Jones—makers of fabulously cheerful and impossibly hip deck chairs—arrived yesterday, just in time for the 4th of July! As I unpacked them, the sun started to shine. It was like the appearance of the chairs cued summer to (finally!) start in Portland. The chairs were inspired by classic striped English […]

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The Rachel: One Couch, Three Ways

The Rachel is a dream to sit in. The super soft cushions are filled with FeatherCloud–a 50% super soft polyester fiber, 45% feather, 5% down blend that is just incredibly cushy and comfy. Our floor model (pictured above) shows off the super tailored slipcover, but you can really change up the look of the sofa […]

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More Custom Couches Delivered

This Lawson sofa now calls a pretty NW Portland townhouse home. It is upholstered in a really pretty fabric called Expectation Gray, which has the feel and look of a felted wool but the durability of a microfiber. We think it looks especially nice on pieces with button tufting. And from the look of things, […]

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Sample Sale!

Get ready! The Pearl District’s Home Furnishing Sample Sale starts tomorrow March 5th and continues through March 15th. We’ve put several floor models on sale, including the lovely Alex sofa. This modern tuxedo style sofa is upholstered in a supple white leather. It’s normally priced at $3025, but we’ve marked it down to $2499 during […]

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Leather Chesterfield Sofa

Sexy That one word completely sums up this amazing Chesterfield sofa that we delivered on Saturday. Hats off to our customers Devin and Hans who used the velvet Chesterfield on our showroom floor as starting point for creating a sofa that perfectly suits their stylish North Portland living room. They chose all of the lovely […]

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CRAVE Portland Holiday Party

On Tuesday, November 30th our sofas will be on display at Portland’s best holiday shopping extravaganza: CRAVE Portland’s Holiday CRAVE-ings Party. Never been to a CRAVEparty? Well you are in for a treat! It is an exclusive, festive, glam-gal gathering of fun, entertainment, personal pampering, and sippin’ and noshin’ on great food. Visit stylish market […]

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Cow Hide Rugs

When Jon suggested we get a cow hide rug for our living room a few years ago, I resisted. I grew up in Wyoming. A place where decorating tastes tend to run a little to the, um, west of mine. Lodgepole pine beds, mounted antelope heads, and arm chairs covered not just in leather, but […]

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Birds on a Wire

Our shop is named Perch. Our logo features a pair of birds on a wire. And we used to keep four adorable hens in our backyard before we moved to Portland. Clearly, we have a thing for birds. So when I came across Studio Bon’s Wired fabric it was love. I immediately began plotting how […]

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Dog Friendly Furniture

We had the cutest little visitor in our store the other day. Daisy is a rescue dog and she is so sweet. While her mom shopped for a new couch, Daisy hopped up on our Sterling sofa and just chilled out. She looks right at home, don’t you think? We bring our dog, Domino, to […]

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Reclaimed Barnwood Tables

Our friend Zazel’s sweetie, Robert, makes beautiful tables, cabinets, and hutches from rustic barnwood. Robert travels around New York state and reclaims the timber from old barns that are being dismantled. Most of the wood comes from barns that were built in the late 19th century, but some wood comes from barns that stood in […]

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Amy Butler Rugs

Amy Butler is an Ohio-based artist, pattern maker, and textile-designer who creates incredible fabrics, linens, wallpaper and goods for the home. Here at Perch we are thrilled to offer her gorgeous line of rugs. Handmade from 100% New Zealand wool, each rug is based on Butler’s fabric and bedding prints and they feature bold, graphic […]

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A Peek in the Shop

At Perch furniture, we work with hundreds of different styles of sofa frames, which made it really hard to choose what we wanted to put on our floor. Ultimately we decided to go with a range of different styles, with everything form a super sleek sectional to a very traditional leather club chair. We’ve got […]

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Perch Opens Its Doors

We are Jon and Willi Galloway and we opened the doors to our little custom furniture studio in Portland, Oregon on August 28, 2010. We are so excited to be apart of the Pearl District community. We founded our store on a simple concept: everyone deserves a nice sofa, even people with real life budgets. […]

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