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Pillow-Back English Roll Arm Sofa

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86 Blythe pillow back English roll arm sofa in Ludlow Steel stain-proof grey fabric

86" Blythe pillow back English roll arm sofa in Ludlow Steel stain-proof grey fabric (Item shown above may include custom options)

17 Sizes
1,256 Colors

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Tradition, with Even More Comfort

The classic English roll-arm graces homes and estates around the world with its distinctive profile. Unmistakable characteristics include the set-back, dropping arm and the unique swoop of the side. Our cushion-back interpretation of this piece combines European style with plush, sink-in comfort. We use a modern pocket coil spring system for even, noiseless, and durable seat comfort. Blythe is configurable in dozens of durable fabrics and leathers, as well as multiple sizes. What could be a more perfect fit?

Are you interested in a similar profile with a more formal tight back? Check out Blythe's brother, Basel!

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Starting prices for each size shown below. Contact us for a specific price quote. We ship nationwide — learn more here.

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— Firmness Guide —

Back Firmness Level

Soft pillows provide an ultra-comfortable backrest. Our premium fills ensure that cushions are resistant to compression.

Seat Firmness Level

High-quality seat cushions and our sag-free suspension make all-day use a delight. Cushion firmness can be adjusted softer or firmer upon request.

Pedigree, Construction, & Comfort

  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Bench-made in North Carolina by skilled craftspeople.
  • Custom hardwood frame built from poplar lumber with blocking in all corners, double-dowel or mortise-and-tenon joinery, metal fasteners, and glue.
  • Our sag-free, ultra-durable pocket coil seat support system.
  • Seat cushions made from multi-density foam core, wrapped in channel-stitched down and feathers for plush yet supportive comfort.
  • Our foam is CertiPUR-US certified and is free of flame retardants.
  • Additional information about our construction.

Custom Options

Blythe can be customized to suit your unique needs and style. Create a truly one-of-a-kind piece of furniture by selecting from our extensive list of options. Need help? Contact us to speak with a furniture consultant.

  • Available in seventeen standard lengths or in sectional configurations. (Contact us for sectional information.)
  • Two more-generous seat depths available.
  • Optional bench seat cushion configuration.
  • Choice of numerous fabric and leather families and colors.

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Blythe sofa in linen fabricBlythe pillow back English roll-arm sofa in Crosby Merlot stain-proof red velvet92 Blythe English roll arm sofa in Jay Seaside blue performance fabricBlythe sofa in Martexin Waxed Canvas Navy fabric116 Blythe English roll arm sofa in Greenwich Marmalade orange performance fabric120 Blythe dual-chaise sectional in Como Indigo blue velvetBlythe armchair in Everlast Blue Guard performance leather61 Blythe English roll arm loveseat in Berkshire Bourbon leatherBlythe pillow back English roll arm sofa in Cannes Grey Cloud velvetBlythe English roll arm chair in Stanton Ink blue performance fabric102x102 Blythe sectional in Crypton Evere Parchment stain-proof linenBlythe sofa in Cannes Lichen velvet fabricBlythe pillow back English roll arm sofa in Montauk Lemongrass stain-resistant linen performance fabric96 Blythe pillow-back English roll-arm sofa in Perry Wool Cricket WhiteBlythe pillow back English roll arm chair in grey leatherBlythe pillow back English roll-arm sofa in Thompson Wedgewood blue stain-proof velvetBlythe pillow back English roll arm sofa with chaise ottoman in Thompson Wedgewood stain-proof blue velvet109x109 Blythe sectional in Cannes Silver Sage velvetBlythe armchair in Everlast Blue Guard performance leatherBlythe pillow back English roll-arm sofa in Crosby Ivory stain-proof velvet96 Blythe pillow-back English roll-arm sofa in Perry Wool Cricket WhiteBlythe pillow back English roll arm sofa in Cheyenne Stirrup scratch-resistant performance leatherBlythe oversized chair in custom fabricBlythe sofa in Corsica Pewter stain-proof grey velvetBlythe sofa+chaise in St. Croix Lagoon blue leatherBlythe pillow back English roll arm armchair in Harness Nut leather92 Blythe sofa in Como Cadet blue velvet fabricBlythe pillow-back English roll-arm sofa in Como Emerald green velvetBlythe square corner sectional in Echo Cognac leather164 Blythe dual-chaise English roll arm sectional in Untouchable Preston leatherBlythe pillow back English roll arm sofa in Berkshire Bourbon brown leather86 Blythe sofa in Jay Downy performance fabricBlythe English armchair in leather121x121 Blythe L sectional in Bruges Fawn98 Blythe English roll arm sofa in Prince Celtic green performance velvet98 Blythe English roll arm sofa in Como Cyan blue velvet86 Blythe sofa in Jay Downy white performance chenilleBlythe English roll arm armchair in Sunbrella Tailored Indigo fabric68 Blythe love seat in Porto Red velvet86 Blythe English roll arm sofa in Cannes Toast velvet with bench cushion86 Blythe English roll arm sofa in Cannes Toast velvet with bench cushionBlythe armchair in Mont Blanc Storm leather92 Blythe sofa in Chrystie Coral performance fabric113x100 Blythe sectional with bumper in Jay Evergreen performance fabric61 Blythe pillow back English roll arm sofa in mixed floral patterns86 Blythe pillow back English roll arm sofa in Ludlow Steel stain-proof grey fabric38 Blythe armchair in Bruges Eucalyptus green velvet80 Blythe English roll arm sofa in Como Romance pink velvetBlythe sofa in Martexin Waxed Canvas Navy fabric

Find the Perfect Fit

All the dimensions you need to find the piece that fits your space.

Sizes & Starting Prices

Overall WidthInner Seating WidthFabricLeather
Love Seats
62"48"$1,999$2,749Available as twin sleeper
80"66"$2,419$3,349Available as full sleeper
86"72"$2,559$3,549Available as queen sleeper
Our sectionals are available in dozens of sizes and configurations. They use a similar frame system to our standalone sofas, but the lengths are a bit different. We can create equal and unequal length "L" and "U" layouts, sofa+chaise combinations, and more. Check out our available layouts, watch our videos about planning your sectional sofa, or contact us for our best fits for your space.
Sleeper Sofas
This profile is available with a twin, full, or queen sleeper pull out. We use American-made, extra-sturdy mechanisms and high-quality coilspring mattresses. We can also combine sleeper pull-outs with some sectional configurations. Learn more about our sleeper sofa sizes and options.

Available Depths

Overall DepthSeat Depth 
38"22"No charge
40"24"No charge
42"26"Standard. No charge

Sleeper sofa requires 40" depth.

Other Dimensional Tidbits

Overall Height35½
Seat Height18½"
Arm Height25½
Arm Width7"

Dimensions represent maximum sizes with legs and cushions in place for non-sleepers. Sleeper mechanisms and tufted seats can alter seat height. Sleeper sofas add approximately two inches to the overall, arm and seat heights. Tufted and tight seats subtract approximately one inch from seat height. Legs on most pieces can be removed to ease ingress. Please remember that our furniture is hand-built and that all dimensions are approximate.

Choices, Choices, & More Choices

Built just for you and your home.

Because we build everything to order — from scratch, for every customer — you can tailor your furniture to match your tastes perfectly. Here are some finishing details that will help you make your piece feel one-of-a-kind.

Fabric & Leather Colors

No one has a range of fabrics and leathers as extensive as ours...period. And we specialize in materials that are leagues ahead of our competition in terms of toughness and cleanability.

Your furniture is built to order in any of our 1,256 fabrics or leathers. Additionally, we're happy to build your piece using material that you provide (COM/COL).

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Seat Configurations

Customize your furniture's look and feel by selecting the cushion setup. Want a firmer or softer seat? We can help with that, too. Note that some configurations, including bench cushions and tufted seats, are added-cost options.

Two Cushions

Leg Styles

The following styles are available on this profile. Click on a style to see available stain finishes. Note that some styles are available at an added cost.

  • Turned (8500)
    Turned (8500)
  • Scalloped (9500)
    Scalloped (9500)
  • Square Taper
    Square Taper
  • Detailed Taper
    Detailed Taper
  • Notched Taper
    Notched Taper
  • Caster
    • Walnut
    • Espresso
    • Ebony
    • Aged Grey
      Aged Grey
    • Natural

    1. Caster legs are for aesthetics only and should never be used to roll furniture.

Nail Head Trim

Nail head trim is an added-cost option on this style. The nails can enhance the lines of a piece and can integrate furniture into the surrounding environment. The following finish colors are available.

Warm Tones

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  • 12
  • 01
  • 37

Cool Tones

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  • 10
  • 41
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  • 22
  • 00


  • 08
  • 33
  • 38
  • 06
  • 46

Better From The Beginning

Our furniture is made in the U.S.A. (not <ahem> "North America") in our factory in North Carolina. We build exceptional furniture from the ground up, and the careful choices we have made in our construction methods separate the custom sofa we build for you from the stuff you get off some other website or catalog.

Detail of Sofa Frame

Old Fashioned

We build furniture the old-fashioned way, starting with a hand-built frame designed to last a lifetime. Many companies talk up their "kiln-dried, hardwood frames" but they are nothing more than CNC-cut plywood. Eww.

Our frames are truly handmade. Each piece of poplar is cut on a bandsaw, doweled, pinned, and screwed, the way traditional furniture frames were made 100 years ago. They take about eight times as long to build as machine-cut frames, but we believe it's well worth the extra attention. They're heavy, sturdy, and long-lasting. So long-lasting, in fact, that we warranty them for life.

A Better Spot to Sit

We think some of the most beautiful parts of a sofa are the ones you never see. Unlike most furniture companies that extract margins by opting for lower-grade components, we make excellent durability and comfort a standard feature.

Our US-made pocket coil suspensions provide more working wire per square foot than any other system, giving you a seat that is comfy, sag-free, noiseless, and guaranteed for life. Our cushions utilize a high-density foam core wrapped in a quilt of down and feathers, and pillows are a down/feather blend. Not down with down? No problem — we have excellent alternatives.

Detail of Sofa Construction
Detail of Sofa Construction

Made in the U.S.A.

Our furniture is built in our own dedicated, 25,000 square foot factory in Hickory, North Carolina — the capital of fine upholstery.

Unlike most furniture companies, we own our factory. This enables us to better control product quality, more immediately deliver new designs and innovations, ensure that our talented team has a safe and rewarding work environment, and maximize your quality-to-price ratio. Besides, have you tasted the chicken-fried steak in Hickory? Yum.

What Do You Guys Know About Furniture?

We know homes. We know furniture. And we know how to help.

What do we know? Quite a bit, it turns out. We have decades of experience in the world of interior design. Roger, in addition to building a career consulting clients the world over, created the Emmy-nominated show Sell This House, which educated home owners on design and real estate decisions. We've written and spoken all around the country as experts in color and design trends. And our team of furniture craftspeople have over a century of shared experience in the industry, with many of them representing second- and third-generation furniture makers.

New to R+C?

Allow us to brag a little bit.

While you may just be learning about us, we've shipped our hand-built furniture to every state in the nation and around the world.

In addition to building sofas for thousands of families, our furniture can be found in the offices of brands you know, including Starbucks, Google, Uber, Microsoft, Nike, CNN, and, like, a whole bunch more.

We've been written about, blogged about, and there's talk of a major studio making a feature film about our Higgins Chesterfield sofa. (Okay, that last one was a joke. But our Higgins did have a supporting role in Deadpool 2.)

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We've shipped our furniture to every state in the nation

From Our Customers

“Today will be a couch potato day.”

— Cris R.

“Your craftsmanship is second to none.”

— David P.

“Worthy of a 25 year scotch!”

— Tim S.

Customer image: Blythe pillow-back English roll arm sofa in fabric
Customer image: Blythe sofa in floral print fabric
Customer image: Blythe sofa in Jay Fennel performance chenille
Customer image: Blythe pillow-back English roll arm sofa in fabric

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