I have been wanting a new couch for a really long time. But as usual I have champagne taste with a beer budget. After buying a couple of couches that I ended up not liking because they were “more affordable,” I decided I was going to save up my pennies to buy something I really liked.
We spend much of our free time on the couch. We relax while watching tv, I love reading a book on the couch, etc. A couple of years ago I decided I was going to allocate all of our credit card rewards to the purchase of a couch. I saved every single penny. Many people say they don’t have the patience to save the money and they usually spend it, but I had a goal.
I really loved sectionals with down feather wrapped cushions. Looked at Pottery Barn, Mitchell Gold, Room and Board. Did I already say I have champagne tastes?
Well, then I found out about Interior Define. Interior Define has a unique business model. Custom sofas at the right price. Their process bypasses unnecessary middlemen and markups. they pride themselves in offering well-crafter, highly custom pieces at an uncommon value.
It’s important to realize:
- They only have one showroom in Chicago. To keep costs down, they cut their retail supply chain. If you don’t live in Chicago, you don’t sit on the sofas.
- Order online or with the help of a rep.
- Custom choices
- 365 day return
- Delivery is “free.” It’s basically included in the price of the couch.
I started looking at the sofas in the fall and tried to read as many reviews as possible. I ordered fabric swatches and started talking to a designer specialist. Over the course of a few weeks, we emailed back and forth and discussed fabric, dimensions, sofa, and leg options. It was a really, easy experience. The rep was really responsive. The experience was very personal. No corporate responses with them!
Finally, I pulled the trigger. I had enough money saved up from credit card rewards and decided to purchase the Ainsley sectional. It takes 8-10 weeks for the couch to arrive because the couches are build to order and custom. It won’t arrive until the end of February or early March. I am super excited! I will share more once I get the couch.
Check out Interior Define. This is not a sponsored post by the way. Interior Define doesn’t even know I blog. The post is based on my personal opinion.