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!”
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 by choosing one of the many different styling options.
The best part about this sofa is the slipcover fits perfectly. It gives it a casual, comfortable look, while looking very tailored and neat. This client was looking for a sofa to grace her traditional living room while holding up to the demands of a family with small children. She chose to slipcover the Rachel because she can machine wash or dry clean the cover as often as necessary. The addition of a mini box pleated skirt gives the sofa a finished look, don’t you think?
The upholstered version of the Rachel sofa (above) has super clean lines that show off the frame’s elegant, curved English roll arm. The great thing about having this sofa upholstered is you can also always order a slipcover if you want to change up the look of your sofa seasonally or your color scheme changes down the road.
The Rachel sofa is 84″L by 39″D and starts at $1825, plus shipping. It is also available as a love seat, chair, or chaise.
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 the store almost every day, so dogs (and their people) are most welcome to come in and take a seat. We stock tons of pet-friendly fabrics, because we understand that sometimes snuggling on the couch with your pup is irresistable.
If you’re looking for your own little couch potato to share your sofa with, check out the Oregon Humane Society. They have lots of lovable dogs and cats looking for nice homes.