Reviewed: The Most Comfortable Sofas at CB2

Reviewed: The Most Comfortable Sofas at CB2

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Arlyn Hernandez
Feb 16, 2017
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Stylish sofas are easy to find at lower price points; a quick search on any online marketplace such as Amazon will result in some good-looking options. An affordable, stylish and comfortable sofa? Well, that's another (trying) story. In an effort to find these unicorn sofas, test them and report back, we started the Apartment Therapy Sofa Squad, in which we go retailer to retailer (and sofa to sofa) doing IRL tests and giving each an overall rating. As the fashion-forward (and more budget conscious) offspring of Crate & Barrel, we knew CB2 would have to on our hit list.

Four editors set off to the brand's SoHo location in Manhattan, rating the 12 sofas on the floor for depth, firmness, height, sit (how upright the back is), overall comfort, and of course, if it was a prime napping spot. All scores were tallied and averaged to boil down the numbers to an overall rating.

A little info about CB2:

As mentioned previously, CB2 is the more modestly priced and on trend "little brother" of Crate & Barrel. Like it's sibling, many of CB2's sofas are crafted in the USA, though some are made outside the states (be sure to check product descriptions if that is a selling point for you).

The Sofas

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Brava Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $1,999-$2,499
  • Available size: 106"w x 38"d x 28"h
  • Available colors: 2 quick-ship upholstery options, 62 special order upholstery options

The Rating

Testers' Thoughts

→ "This is a beast of a sofa (in terms of length.) It's pretty deep, but very low, which is okay for the vertically challenged like myself, but could be uncomfortable for anyone taller than 5'3"." - Arlyn Hernandez

→ "The Brava is bigger than most twin beds! This would be good for supreme lounging, but less for sitting." - Dabney Frake

→ "I don't get it. It wasn't soft, but it wasn't firm. It's in a weird softness limbo." - Brittney Morgan


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Ronan Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $999-$1,099
  • Available size: 85.5"w x 36"d x 32.35"h
  • Available colors: 2 quick-ship upholstery options

The Rating

Testers' Thoughts

→ "Wow what a beautiful sofa! You can remove the back cushions to make it deep enough for laying down on." - Brittney Morgan

→ "This is that sweet spot between firm and soft. Plus it's so gorgeous...and that color!" - Arlyn Hernandez


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Savile Leather Sofa

The Specs

  • Price: $2,499
  • Available size: 92.5"w x 35"d x 29"h
  • Available colors: 1 leather option
  • Additional notes: Style also available in 2 velvet fabrics (prices vary)

The Rating

Testers' Thoughts

→ "For some reason, this felt deeper than it actually was. Maybe it was the tight back, but overall it's a nice leather sofa." - Arlyn Hernandez

→ "Nice tufting. It's a good balance between comfort and style." - Dabney Frake

→ "Eh, it was just okay...and a little bouncy." - Brittney Morgan


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Avec Apartment Sofa with Brass Legs

The Specs

  • Price(s): $1,399-$1,999
  • Available size: 65"w x 34.5"d x 29.5"h
  • Available colors: 2 quick-ship upholstery options, 69 special order upholstery options
  • Additional notes: Also available with black legs and in a full-sized sofa and armchair

The Rating

Testers' Thoughts

→ "So adorable! It's great for a tiny studio when you can nap on your bed, because it's way too short to lay down on" - Tara Bellucci

→ "I felt like this was cute but way too stiff and small. The arms are awkwardly high, and I'm relatively tall." - Brittney Morgan

→ "The recently released Matt Williamson print is thumbs up." - Tara Bellucci


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Piazza Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $1,399-$1,899
  • Available size: 81"w x 43"d x 26"h
  • Available colors: 2 quick-ship upholstery options, 69 special order upholstery options
  • Additional notes: Also available in smaller "Apartment" size

The Rating

Testers' Thoughts

→ "The seat on this is super low, which makes it hard to get off of. I did think it was a solid napping sofa, but I don't see myself having it for everyday life." - Arlyn Hernandez

→ "If I was looking for a sofa to curl up on to watch TV, instead of sitting on to chat with company, this would be a nice option. It's SO DEEP!" - Dabney Frake

→ "This is a sofa that eats you." - Tara Bellucci


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Boho Daybed

The Specs

  • Price: $1,199
  • Available size(s): 78"w x 40"d x 28"h
  • Available colors: 2 quick-ship frame options

The Rating

Tester's Thoughts

→ "Very cute caned daybed that works as both a sofa (with a ton of pillows behind you for support) and a bed, though the mattress itself is pretty thin. It also felt a little rickety to me." - Dabney Frake

→ "I just couldn't take the mattress on this. It felt like a cot, but it sure is a cute cot." - Arlyn Hernandez


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District 2-Piece Sectional Sofa

The Specs

  • Price: $1,999
  • Available size: 107"w x 75"d x 26"h
  • Available colors: 2 quick-ship upholstery options

The Rating

Testers' Thoughts

→ "The depth on this sofa was nice, but it was just too firm." - Arlyn Hernandez

→ "It's huge! Could work well as a second TV room sofa in a basement or something." - Dabney Frake


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Tandom Sleeper Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $1,399-$1,699
  • Available size: 78"w x 38"d x 26"h
  • Available colors: 2 quick-ship upholstery options

The Rating

Testers' Thoughts

→ "This has a strange combination of back pillows that were too soft, but a seat that was too firm." - Brittney Morgan

→ "What she said. That blue color though is everything." - Arlyn Hernandez


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Decker 2-Piece Sectional Sofa

The Specs

  • Price(s): $2,398-$3,398
  • Available size: 130"w x 61.5"d x 29.5"h
  • Available colors: 2 quick-ship upholstery options, 64 special order upholstery options

The Rating

Testers' Thoughts

→ "Whoa this was deep. There's no way this is functional for real life, but for all day bingeing in a rec room, sign me up!" - Arlyn Hernandez

→ "Ginormous!" - Dabney Frake

→ "I could basically just live on this sofa (it's that big and comfortable)." - Tara Bellucci


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Alfred Leather Sofa

The Specs

  • Price: $2,199
  • Available size: 76.5"w x 37"d x 32"h
  • Available colors: 1 leather option

The Rating

Testers' Thoughts

→ "It looks nice, and the leather is soft, but man it's too upright. A sofa shouldn't require perfect posture." - Arlyn Hernandez

→ "It's definitely pretty stiff, but...it makes me feel secure." - Tara Bellucci


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Flex Sleeper Sofa

The Specs

  • Price: $999
  • Available size: 79"w x 49"d x 30"h
  • Available colors: 3 quick-ship upholstery options

The Rating

Testers' Thoughts

→ "Wow this was uncomfortable. Sorry CB2, but try again." - Brittney Morgan

→ "Flex? More like..Next!" - Arlyn Hernandez


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Ditto II Sectional

The Specs

  • Price: $1,899
  • Available size: 97.75"w x 70"d x 31"h
  • Available colors: 3 quick-ship upholstery options

The Rating

Testers' Thoughts

→ "I liked this sofa best of all the ones I tested at CB2. It's a little firm, but it's stylish and comfortable for my preferences." - Dabney Frake

→ "If you're on the regular seat (not the lounge), it's so shallow. It just didn't impress me." - Arlyn Hernandez


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