Best Sleeper Sofas & Sofa Beds 2009

I've been updating my list of best sleeper sofas each year for about four years now, and things have usually changed slowly. This past year, however, things changed a good deal and I have a bunch of new entrants to the field. Enjoy!

HIGHLIGHTS:

>> One Night Stand from Blu Dot ($1800) - This is a great new solution, which takes mid-century styling and has it fold open to make a bed in a cool way.

>> Twighlight Sofa from DWR ($1700) - A very popular solution, this daybed design is slim and modern, without any fuss.

>> Havana Sleeper Sofa from DWR ($3150) - Aaron really likes this because it's big and low with storage.

>> Troy Sleeper Sofa from Crate & Barrel ($1400) - Very traditional design with a bi-fold innerspring mattress, but it consistently gets high marks.


>> Dawson Sleeper from Room & Board ($2700) -
We really like the design of the bed for longer stays. Their "comfort sleeper" design has no springs and gives you a really comfortable, even bed surface.

>> Nomade Express from Ligne Roset ($4245) - A classic design with simple action, the quilted back folds down to give you a nice big bed surface with no springs or bars.

>> Flex Sofa from CB2 ($999) - Similar to the Nomade, but at a fraction of the price, this is a nice budget solution.

OTHER BEST SHOPS:

American Leather/American Upholstery - Readers swear by this company and their quality is well known.

Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams - These guys make the sofas for Crate and Barrel and others, so they're solid with good prices and classic styling.

LOCAL TO NYC:

Carlyle Convertibles - Multiple experiences say these folks are the best as custom sleepers and on the expensive side.

Avery Boardman - The most luxurious, to the trade only.

THE REST:

Ikea!!
Pottery Barn
Jennifer Convertibles
Bo Concept
Sleepersofa.com
Lofasofa.com