Questions & Answers
Candid answers to your questions about furniture and design.
What's the difference between full and semi-aniline leather?
Broadly speaking, there are two types of leather out there in the world, full-aniline, and semi-aniline. The difference is really in how these leather hides are selected, prepared, and then colored. Duration 2:39.
Should I put casters on my sofa?
They look great. They're supposedly functional. But do they belong on your sofa? It depends! Duration 4:41.
What's better, a bench or multiple cushions?
A long cushion can look sleeker, but multiple cushions can be more practical. Some suggestions on which might be right for your sofa. Duration 3:09.
How do I select the best sectional sofa?
Let's talk about sectional sofas. There are three ways a sectional sofa can be built. Duration 2:43.
How is fabric durability measured?
Let's talk about fabric durability, specifically the abrasion resistance of fabric and how that is measured. Duration 3:41.
What is an English roll arm sofa?
I'm here today to talk about one of our favorite types of sofas, the English Roll Arm Sofa. Duration 4:25.
Should all my upholstery match?
When putting together a room with a sofa and other pieces of upholstery, should they match in style and color or should they be different? Duration 4:02.
What do I do if I'm allergic to down?
Whether you're allergic or just want to eliminate animal products from your home, we have great down alternatives. Duration 2:13.
All about velvet
Chris gives you an overview of our velvet options, including the best choices for stain-resistance, feel, and practicality. Duration 6:18.
What's the best sofa if you have high ceilings?
I'm here today to talk about an important subject. Actually, it's not that important of a subject, but it is a question that comes up a lot, and it's a weird one, and I feel like I have to address it just because I get it so often. Duration 2:38.
Can I get a Chesterfield sofa that's a sleeper?
Can I get a Chesterfield sofa that's a sleeper also? The answer is yes, we make 'em. We make them in two different sizes. Duration 1:26.
What's an 8-way hand-tied suspension?
What's an 8-way hand-tied suspension system and why should I care? First of all, a suspension system on your sofa is the set of springs that sit beneath the cushions beneath that black fabric that's underneath the cushions. Duration 5:40.
What's the best kind of sofa for little kids?
Are you concerned that a new sofa is just going to be destroyed by your kids? Making smart choices will ensure your couch stands up to your family. Duration 3:51.
How much space do I need per person?
Make sure you've got plenty of room for everyone in your family. (The dog counts, too...) Duration 1:51.
What are modular sofas?
Chris explains the difference between modular sofas and sectional sofas, and why a modular might be the right style for your home. Duration 2:13.
What depth of Chesterfield do I want?
Our Higgins Chesterfield is available in a number of depths. Which one is right for your home? Let's explore the options! Duration 4:04.
How do I measure for a sectional?
When measuring for a custom sectional for your home, you have to consider both the overall dimensions and configuration, and the amount of seating you want to offer. Duration 2:38.
What's a pocket coil suspension system?
Why are we so in love with them? Why should you care? And why are they a better choice than the other options on the market? Duration 4:07.
How often should you turn over seat cushions?
Flipping cushions, vacuuming fabric, and other tips for keeping your sofa looking great. Duration 2:44.
What do I do with all these leather swatches?
Evaluating leather swatches goes beyond picking a favorite color. Here are some tips on making smart selections for your home. Duration 8:20.
Should I feel bad about myself for buying a neutral colored sofa?
Maybe. But there are plenty of good reasons for choosing neutral furniture. Here are a few of them. Duration 3:01.
How do we make our seat cushions?
When done well, a good seat cushion can last you for years, providing support, softness, and shape. When done less well, ehhh...not so much. Learn how we build our cushions to perform over the long haul. Duration 2:29.
What's the best fabric for kids?
They jump on them, drip on them, and are often a sofa's worst nightmare. Here are some great durable, cleanable fabric options if you have children in your home. Duration 4:15.
What are the different sofa backrests?
There are basically three different types of backrests that you can get on a piece of furniture. Here they are. Duration 3:25.
What's a sinuous spring suspension?
It's the most common type of couch suspension system, and you may have a sofa built with it in your living room now. Duration 2:27.
Can you guys just build anything?
The short answer is no, but the longer answer is...we can build a lot. Challenge us! Duration 1:58.
Cleaning and Freshening Your Sofa
Here are 6 tips on how to clean and rejuvenate your sofa. Duration 0:42.
How can I get a big sofa into a small home?
Looking for a long sofa for a basement, apartment, or otherwise complicated destination? We have a trick that just might work for you. Duration 1:55.
What do I do with all these fabric swatches?
We have hundreds and hundreds of fabric swatches available on our site, you've probably ordered a few of them by now. Duration 4:31.