Sofa Review – Huntington House
In this blog post, you’ll learn why I chose Huntington House for my living room furniture, the sofa and chair specifications I chose, things to look out for when buying a sofa, and why I am so pleased with this furniture!
The Sofa Selection Process
The sofa buying process is a difficult one. There are so many options! How will you know if what you’re investing your hard-earned money in is a quality product that will last you for many years to come? Well, after a lengthy research process (detailed in my blog posts: Sofa Scoop Part One and Sofa Scoop Part Two), I found a North Carolina furniture company that has been making quality, custom sofas for over 35 years now! Huntington House Furniture is a 100% U.S.-based company that builds quality furniture that should last your family a decade or longer! Read this post for all the details before you buy!
In this post, you will see before and afters of my living room, learn about Huntington House, find out where to buy Huntington House, and get the scoop on my sofa and chair selections and specifications!
Before and Afters
When I set out to buy a new sofa (or two), I knew what I didn’t want. My PB sofa (pictured left) was a sectional with down cushions (shown without the attachable ottoman). The problem with down is that it gets flat and slouchy really quickly.
The other problem with this sofa is that because it was a sectional with down, when you’d lay on it, you could feel the bars between the sections! Not comfortable! Look at the difference between my old sofa and my new sofa (pictured right)!
My Huntington House sofa cushions hold their shape because they are a higher quality construct, and I chose “soft resilience” cushions instead of down.
Huntington House offers down, soft-resilience and high-resilience cushions. Their down cushions have inner springs wrapped in foam and with down on the most outer layer of the cushion. This higher quality construction prevents the cushion from looking squished and slouchy.
Their soft-resilience option is furniture grade foam, that gives it a comfortable bounce and just enough squish, but allows the cushion to return to its shape when you get up. High-resilience is the same construction as soft-resilience but with less give. This is the most firm option. All of their cushions have a 2.4 denisty foam core, which is top quality and long-lasting. For more information about Huntington House’s cushion and sofa construction, visit this webpage and this webpage.
Again, I chose soft-resilience! AND LOVE IT!
Sofa construction is so important, and I go into more detail about that in the video shown in Sofa Scoop Part 2!
Before and After Photos
In our living room, we refinished the floors, painted, replaced lighting, and now replaced all of our furniture for an updated look! Next to be fixed is the fireplace, and we will add built ins to the right of the fireplace.
To see before and after video footage, watch my reel on Instagram.
About Huntington House
Huntington House‘s roots in the North Carolina furniture industry go back three generations. They are a family-owned company where 100% of their products are made in the Carolina foothills, an area known for its most skilled and experienced craftsmen in the industry.
Huntington House is a furniture manufacturer. Therefore, you cannot buy products directly from their website. However, they have retail partners all over the U.S., in almost every state! Those retailers can place an order for you, and most (if not all) will deliver the furniture to your home. What you will need to do, is go to the Huntington House website “Where to Buy” section to lookup the retailer closest to you.
Go take a visit or give them a call! You might be able to just order over the phone with the info I’m about to share with you.
To learn more about Huntington House, visit their website.
Where to Buy in Birmingham
Barnett’s Furniture is a Huntington House retailer in the Trussville neighborhood of Birmingham where I researched and ordered my sofas. Shannon at Barnett’s is so knowledgeable and gave me tons of insight that I shared in my previous Sofa Scoop blog posts about sofa buying. Barnett’s has THE best selections of furniture at the best prices in town–hands down! Let Shannon or Carmen know that I sent you, should you pay them a visit!
Carmen Brown is an interior designer on staff at Barnett’s. Carmen helped me space plan for my living room furniture and select the most kid-friendly fabrics! She suggested 100% polyester as the most stain-resistant fabric.
If you plan to use this furniture every day with kids, you should start with the label “Performance” or “Crypton,” but that’s not the only important thing. Look at the fabric content. Is it 100% polyester? That is what you want for it to be the most stain-resistant. In fact, I can vouch for that with these sofas because we’ve already had a major spill that we were able to clean up, and you’d never know! Read to the end for my specific fabric selections!
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My Sofa and Chair Specifications
The sofas I chose are model 3213-20 Sofas in a performance polyester fabric 61510-62, which looks darker on the website than in person. As I mentioned before, we already had a major spill, and I sprayed the whole cushion side with warm water (recommended by Shannon/Carmen) and spot treated the worst area, and there are no stains or water marks visible. I highly recommend this fabric!
The silhouette of these sofas is absolutely beautiful! I loved the sloped arms. It’s an elegant yet modern look. The soft-resilience cushions are the way to go if you like a bouncy sofa that holds its shape!
The blue chairs I chose are model 7270-58 Swivel Gliders in a suede/velvet fabric called Banks Heron. The fabric looks darker on the website than in person. They’re a really pretty spa blue or Robin’s egg blue (light blue with a hint of green)!
I chose not to do a skirt on the chairs because typically velvet skirts don’t lay flat on furniture. This chair also comes in swivel and stationary models.
Each sofa comes with four throw pillows! I chose to match two on each sofa with my chairs in that same Banks Heron fabric and have them add a greek key trim border (name: T101-74). The other throw pillows are in a fabric called Hersey River, which mimics the greek key pattern!
I love everything about this furniture and highly recommend Huntington House for your furniture needs!
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