We recently upgraded our living room sofa to a Pottery Barn Sectional with Sunbrella Fabric (in Boss Tweed!) Here are all the details about how we like it.
Our previous couch was all white
So long, white couch. I loved you before I was a dog mama. I don’t regret going white because bleach and machine washing kept her looking good for years. Until Gus the dog arrived!
I tried everything to get the bottom brown stains out, but nothing seemed to crisp her up, and I couldn’t take off the bottom upholstery to wash. Stanley Steamer gave her a go and I didn’t think it looked a lick better when they left. (I guess I never tried hosing it down outside with bleach, but I wasn’t willing to go that far!)
You can see that the cushions were showing their age as well and were quite saggy.
We were ready for something a bit more plush. Something that we could both comfortably fit on without having to sit with our feet on the floor. And something dog friendly.
Why did we choose a Pottery Barn Sectional?
We have a Pearce Sectional in our basement and love it.
I also knew we needed Sunbrella fabric – something dog and kid friendly.
Since I have a Pottery Barn card (and love those rewards) and we have Pottery Barn here in Charlottesville and because we felt strongly about actually sitting on a couch before we bought it, we ultimately chose the PB Comfort Roll Arm in the chaise + loveseat combination.
Don’t mind the wrinkles. I took these photos just hours after the couch was delivered.
How big is the Pottery Barn PB Comfort Sectional?
First, we know she’s a big one! Maybe a wee bit too big for this room. But Thomas can stretch out on the chaise while Mazen and I snuggle on the loveseat, so it’s a huge win for our growing family.
It’s also a million times more comfortable with huge plush, much deeper cushions. So cozy!!
We chose sunbrella fabric in boss tweed
The fabric is the Performance Sunbrella Boss Tweed in the color Pebble. It’s hard to see, but it has a lovely herringbone pattern that I like a lot.
I gave this fabric a good test run on the same and got chocolate and olive oil to come right out. It’s supposed to be one of the best stain-proof fabrics on the market! But I’m still scared to test out the real thing.
The bottom is also slip covered, so if it does turn a little brown at the edges, this time I can remove it for cleaning.
I love a neutral look
Check out this post: 20 Neutral Home Decor Favs
Our house accidentally turned ALL GRAY! I thought the couch was a bit more in the tan family, but it arrived looking quite gray, which is fine because it’s my current favorite color. But with darker gray armchairs, gray walls and a light gray couch, we need to really accessorize with some color!
Our Living Room Furniture
Note the armchair is covered in stain-fighting Sunbrella too! I have had them almost a year and they have yet to show a spot. The matching one was moved upstairs to the master to make a little more room in here.
Pottery Barn Dining Table
Pottery Barn Toscana Extending Dining Table – in Tuscan Chestnut
West Elm Coffee Table
Our coffee table is the West Elm Industrial Storage Coffee Table in Raw Mango.
Pottery Barn Jute Rug
Pottery Barn Chunky Wool/Jute Rug. We love this rug!! It doesn’t show a lick of dirt or much dog hair at all, and it’s super cozy.
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June 2021 Sectional Review
We still love our PB Comfort Sectional!
We have had it now for about 3 years. While it is showing a little bit of wear and tear, it’s holding up as well as can be expected. The cushions are still plenty fluffy and we have been so happy with its comfort.
The hardest part for me to keep clean are the arms. Little sticky hands tend to plop down there, and I have a few spills that I can’t get out. Otherwise, I use a wet cloth and can usually get stains out with water.
I have learned NOT to spray cleaner on there because that leaves a worse water mark (that comes out with water, luckily.)
Washing the cushions
I have washed the cushions in the washing machine a few times, and that turned out great! I wash them with a gentle unscented detergent and then dry them 90%, putting them back on slightly damp.
Pillows from Target: white and navy stripe pillows