When the Perch team first met with Brett and Alicia, they had just moved into their new home in Portland’s Woodstock neighborhood and they needed a new sofa. We started by asking a lot of questions to help them narrow in on their ideal couch. As the parents of two preschoolers, they wanted to make sure the sofa was extremely durable. And, because they are a favorite destination for out-of-town family, having extra sleeping options was a requirement.
After discussing how the sofa needed to function, we decided that the best option was to make a custom sleeper sofa for their home office, so it could do double duty as an occasional guest room. When it came to style, they loved the look of our Quinn Sofa, but preferred how the Lawson sofa sat. When they asked if we could combine the best attributes of both styles and add a bed, we smiled and said: definitely. We ended up taking the Lawson sofa and swapping out the scooped arms for the Quinn’s track arms. Then adjusted the frame to fit in the sofa bed.
The durable polyester fabric provides a linen-like look without the maintenance headache of actual linen. We think this custom sofa strikes just the right balance of mid century lines and fold out functionality.
Not all sleeper sofas are built the same, and ours are intentionally overbuilt. To start with, our frames are kiln dried alder. Using a hardwood like this is critical when supporting the extra weight of the bed. Each sofa frame is hand built to commercial use specifications. The bed mechanism easily pulls out from beneath the seat deck and then unfolds and extends into the room.
Overall dimensions vary with the sofa style, but because we are totally custom, we can add any bed size: queen, full, and twin. When adding a sofa bed to any couch, we recommend using a memory foam mattress. The added comfort does have a potential downside however: guests may stay longer.