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 a few simple modifications, we hid a sleeper inside without compromising the tailored style of the sofa.
We can add a sofa bed to tons of styles. The main requirements are that the sofa:
a. Sit close to the floor
b. Have at least an 8″ front rail (the piece that runs between the arms)
These two features ensure that you can’t see the sofa bed mechanism hanging down. Our standard Quinn frame (pictured above) sits a little too high off the floor to hide a sleeper. Our solution was to lower the wooden base two inches and then add a few inches to the front rail. This maintained the seat height while concealing the sofa bed mechanism.
Sofa beds are not known for being as comfortable as, say, a bed at the Four Seasons. That said, a stay on a sofa bed is usually free, and we have an option that is better than your regular thin mattress: the Airdream! This is a mattress with a kind of “pillow top” air bed. When you unfold the bed, you inflate the pillow top and then deflate it before hiding the bed away.
We’ve build several Quinn sofa beds and most people choose our Thayer base, which has inset sled legs. You could also use the Gracie base or put the sled legs flush with the side of the sofa (see below). We think both styles look great, but don’t take it from us. This is what our client Jennie had to say: “Thank you SO MUCH, Willi and Jonathan for bringing sexy back to our house! We love our new couch!”
More Styles That We Can Make Into a Sofa Bed…