Hello and welcome to a new week! By the time this is live I will be on my way to Seattle for a 48-hour business trip but when I get home my lovely new blue chenille couch will be waiting for me! One thing that surprised me when I visited my friend Esmé the last year in London was the furniture in her “flat”. While she has great taste the living room was decorated in an expensive and over the top manner and it made much more sense when I learned that most apartments in London come furnished. Well let me tell you, that is not the case in New York City (nor most of America, I believe) and the cost of furniture really starts to add up. That’s why when I moved in to my current studio in the Summer of 2014 and the vacating tenant asked if I wanted to keep a few pieces of his furniture, including the white love-seat couch, I jumped at the chance and said yes.
Fast forward two and a half years later and while the hand-me-down couch served me quite well and was my cozy nook for writing hundreds of Sparkles and Shoes posts I was not suprised when two weeks ago it broke. Then started my intense search into the depths of the internet I came across a review praising Downtown Furniture NYC as having well made, reasonably priced products with speedy delivery time – a win, win in my book. After scrolling through their entire website this blue chenille couch sofa is the one that jumped out at me because of the combination of the nailhead trip, the rich blue fabric, and the fact that the dimensions of the sofa fit the space! And because of my brother’s issues last summer dealing with a sofa that ended up taking two and a half months to arrive the line on their website that read, “An overwhelming majority of the items can be delivered in about 1 week or less” was particularly appealing to me!
The really, truly remarkable thing? When I got the paperwork to sign there really was no fee for the two very professional movers to bring this large couch (over seven feet!) into my 4th floor walk up apartment navigating three sets of switch back stairs! They were extremely quick and efficient and only 30 seconds in I was convinced that this local furniture retailer I had not previously heard of really did offer a unique free service.
And to be completely transparent after all of the positive reviews on Downtown Furniture’s free white glove service I was almost positive there would not be but in a world of hidden fees it was so refreshing to see a company who promotes free delivery and assembly service in the five boroughs for orders over $500 actually have free delivery and assembly in New York City.
And again, a big thank you to the Downtown Furniture NYC team for their great service, they truly a one stop furnishing solution with a huge selection, great prices, and a ridiculously fast turnaround time. I recommend them if you are in New York City and in the market for a new couch, heck, even if you are aren’t in New York City their out of region delivery is great!
What do you think of my new blue chenille couch?