I’ve officially have had our Medley sofa for 6 weeks. This means I’ve already sat in it for hours on end and can give you my thoughts :) Because a sofa purchase is such a big deal, I knew I wanted to write a blog post about it in detail about why I chose a Medly sofa for our home.
And yeah..my original vision is COMING TO LIFE!
Why I chose a medley sofa for my home?
Well, let’s take it back to May 2020, a month before moving out of our first home. I started the process of sofa searching. And friends, I don’t even want to know the amount of HOURS I have searched online. Some days I would spend 3 hours straight just searching from site to site.
I actually started the search early simply because I knew it could take 8-12 weeks for delivery. But, little did I know how hard it would be to find ‘the one’.
After we moved, I realized I really wanted a chaise sofa because it would be perfect for the space. Not only that, I also knew I wanted a lighter color as well as a nod to Mid-Century mod.
So, the search continued.
I received about 50 swatches from companies ranging from Crate & Barrel, Macys, Restoration Hardware, Article, Poly & Bark, Medley, etc. That was great, but now came the decision to dive into the reviews..
I stumbled on Medley early on because I LOVED their story (a family-owned business), the use of eco-products, and the hand-made quality. Of course, my husband was nervous about the cost (especially when it came to a cream sofa). So, I kept them in the back of my mind…
And I continued on….
No joke, in the span of about 3 months, I put about 4-6 sofas in my cart. I just couldn’t pull the trigger. The reviews just made me nervous!
If you are anything like me, spending $2k+ on a sofa is a big deal..and it better last. Right?!
But yet, most sofa reviews said their fabric would pill constantly or stretch out, the cushions would sink in and lose hold, the frame would make noises, and a lot just were not comfortable.
So, back I went back to Medley ;)
Here’s the reasons why…
No.1 // They focus on sustainability, eco-friendly and non-toxic materials.
They do not use harsh chemicals like fire retardants, dyes, heavy metals, VOC glues, carcinogens, etc (that are common in mass-produced furniture). – See HERE
They use hardwood or bamboo, not plywood (like most) and their fabrics & foam are certified for the highest in the industry.
No.2 // It’s family-owned & local!
I love this so much :) You know when you are talking to someone on chat, support, etc. You know it’s an actual person, and possibly even a family member :) Not only that, but it’s all made in California.
No. 3 // The warranty
Lifetime warranty on the frames for the lifetime of the product (springs/woods/etc). The filling and cushions have a 10 year resiliency warranty. Fabrics have a 5 year warranty (normal wear and tear are inevitable).
So..that first one, it’s huge. We had a 5 year warranty on our last sofa. Guess what, 3 months after it passed, the ottoman frame busted and now 6 years in, the sofa springs are making some crazy noises. SO yeah..the warranty is a big deal.
No.4 // The Reviews
I’m a review researcher. Especially when it comes to something I know I have to invest a lot of money in. So, I go beyond just reading the testimonials on the companies company’s site..I dig much deeper.
I found past customers on Instagram and read through their comments (even reached out to a few) as well as did a Google deep dive on the company. And no joke, they had so many GOOD reviews. Thinking back, I believe most of the bad reviews had to do with shipping time. Which, let’s be honest, it’s Covid season! So, delayed so delays are inevitable. Plus, their customer service was super quick and so kind.
P.S. the actual delivery company could have done a little better (they didn’t use gloves or take their shoes off)..but, it is what it is.
My SOFA Choice
Mota Chaise Sectional Left with Zavis Legs //
The Mota Sectional is BEAUTIFUL! I’m such a fan of mixing that neoclassical style with mid-century-mod..and this sofa does it just right. The depth is great, the Zavis legs are beautiful and the height is perfect. It’s shorter than our last, so although it’s bigger, it doesn’t feel nearly as clunky.
CentriPUR Poly Foam Cushion & Fiber Pillows //
The sofa is firm, but not uncomfortable at all. I personally prefer a firmer sofa since I work from the couch SO MUCH. But if you are looking for a different style they have Down and Wool to choose from have down filled cushions.
Texture Oyster Fabric //
The Oyster color is BEAUTIFUL!! I chose it for a few reasons (cost) and the shade is the perfect warm/cool mix (which fits my home perfectly). — They have one that is super soft, I just wasn’t prepared to pay a lot more for it ;)
I’m SO damn happy we pulled the trigger! I was NERVOUS, to say the least. Nervous I wasn’t going to like it, nervous it was going to be uncomfortable and nervous that it wasn’t was as great of quality as I expected. But, so far, it’s perfect. It’s me, my style, and something I can see us having for years!
P.S. Here’s a Before & After!
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