My favorite sofas

I am often asked “what is your favorite” sofa? “What is the best sofa?” And of course much of that depends on your budget and how you live…do you have kids, dogs? Do you want an investment piece or trendy, on and on.  I find that more and more people are less willing to invest in good upholstered furniture.  Sure there are still people that want Baker sofas but many of us LIVE LIVE in our homes more than ever and that kind of investment is just not feasible. Also the re-emergence of slipcovers in our country and boom, its a different market today somewhat than when my Grandmother was taking people to market for sofas in the 1980s. And yet we want comfort and quality.  And to know where something is made and produced. Oh and maybe a little customization am I right??

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When I began working with True Blue Home to put together a shop full of items with style and beauty I knew I wanted to include slipcovered furniture.  The owner Cindy and I both love the look and ease of slipcovers. It was a no brainer.  But we wrestled with questions like would we have recycled pieces slipcovered or go with this or that well known maker or another???? Or heck even “do we go to North Carolina and have our own sofas manufactured?”  We discussed it all and looked at numbers and reviews. I also spoke to clients and others in the industry and finally we settled on two great sofa makers, Best Slipcover Company (BSC) and Moss Studio.

Both companies make their sofa in the USA and have amazing construction!

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Moss frames are assembled using alder, a western hardwood, with 4×4 frame grade centers.  The Moss spring system is constructed using 9 gauge, no sag, sinuous steel springs. The springs are clipped and stapled to the frame. The spring system is then hand tied with italian twine for strength, durability and stability.   Depending on the sofa style, a layer of blended polyester may be added at this time. If the piece is to be slipcovered, the prepared frame will be covered with high-grade ivory muslin. Cushions are made from a high density, hypo-allergenic cloud nine 2-pound HR foam. This foam outperforms other foams by 10 – 15 times. The foam is then enveloped by a 10/90 white goose/down fill with a zipper enclosure. This construction allows for excellent shape retention with no “pancake” effect. The standard back cushion are 60% 90/10 (90% white goose feathers and 10% down) and 40% micro clusters which will maintain the shape of the cushion. The cushions will relax and provide the comfort and support Moss Studio is known for. Other variations of down and/or foam are available upon request with a possible upcharge. All styles can be ordered with a bench seat option.

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Moss studio seams are overlocked for durability. And all cushions are offered with the standard welt. A contrasting welt is available at no upcharge if the fabric is available in house or supplied by customer. Other welt options include: knife-edge, flat flange, and top-stitched. Moss also offers several different skirt options. Standard options include: (1) kick pleat to the floor; (2) short kick pleat; (3) wrap skirt to floor; and (4) short wrap skirt. Other skirt options include: (1) dressmaker; (2) ruffle skirt to the floor; and (3) short ruffle skirt;

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Love these Moss chairs above in the cottage kitchen!  We have both sofas and chairs in both Moss and Best Slipcover Company and samples of other fabrics available from both companies as well!  Don’t you love these Les Indiennes blue and white pillows on the flax BSC sofa?!

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The sofa above is from the EXPRESS program offered by Best Slipcover Company, ships in TWO WEEKS..this is the pearl style..Another favorite of mine is their Rachel style sofa and it is offered in the express! with the box pleat skirt option!  You can see the Rachel in the tiny cottage below . . .

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These chairs below are from Moss in a taupe stripe…we also have similar chairs from BSC in a cobalt stripe! These don’t swivel.  These are pieces from these companies we have in stock but special orders are possible of course! Swivel possible..even leather available!

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By carrying two sofa lines at True Blue Home we able to offer different price points and styles, yummy Libeco stonewashed linen on the MOSS sofas at top of post and charming ruffles like on the white sofa below from Best Slipcover. Both Made in America, these lines have made it possible for us to show different looks in the main TBH store and in the cottage.  I love this furniture!

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Every part of the sofas at True Blue Home are Made in the U.S.A. We love that!  It’s True Blue all the way!

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Oh and full disclosure…my sofas are from IKEA…ha ha so if you are reading this thinking “I’ll never save enough for these sofas” just know I feel the same way in this season in life! BUT honestly the IKEA ektorps are still a fave too..I have three sets of slipcovers and muddy paws and boys don’t make me near as nervous as they would with MOSS or BSC. One day I will have one of these gorgeous sofas or chairs …and when the time is right, I know just where to get one!;

To find out more about the sofas at True Blue Home visit the store at

TRUE BLUE HOME · 5080 MAIN STREET, CHAPPELL HILL, TEXAS, 77426 · 979-421-9727 or email customer service@truebluehome.com

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Comments

  1. Holly, I just love seeing pictures from True Blue and have attempted to email the customer service a couple of times with no luck (delivery failure). I did check and double check to make sure I was copying the email address…..I think I am! Help! I an interested in some products and shipping if they offer it! Thanks for any help you might offer. Andrea

  2. Real life happens in my house, and I also have Ektorp.

  3. Very interesting post. Wish I was in the market for a new sofa! I have a question. In the photo with the two wreaths hanging in the windows with the red ribbon – I love that look. Can you give a tutorial on how to tie the ribbon? I stink at ribbon tying. Thanks.

  4. I realize there are lots of factors going into a final price on these sofas and chairs, but could you give us something of an average price range? I tried going to the sites but couldn’t find a base price or anything that would help me figure out how much I might have to spend to get a sofa or chair. That it isn’t exact is less important than a ballpark for planning and budgeting. Thanks.

  5. Those are beautiful sofas you are carrying at True Blue Home! I had to laugh at the end when you said you have Ikea sofas in your home. In my living room I have a nice sofa and club chairs from my mom’s house, but in my family room – Ikea sectional – love it. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s sturdy and withstands three boys and two dogs. Helps me keep my sanity! 😉

  6. LibraDesignEye says:

    Holly – love this post! I too still have ikea ektorp which saw me through 3 boys (one still at home, one returning home for grad school) so want to mention the post-ikea slipcover folks across the pond at Bemz. Next slipcover chair I buy is likely BBC but for those who want a custom look for their ikea – bemz has a great selection (and is a neat business model).
    Love your True Blue things – will visit Texas to come down in person next time I am in my home state of OK (though firmly ensconced in Southern Cal)

  7. Melissa Barlow says:

    What size are the buffalo check pillows?

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