The Editor-Loved Sofa Brand We’re so Glad We Discovered in 2021

published Dec 22, 2021
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Credit: Albany Park

It’s common knowledge that furniture companies can take weeks, or even months, to fulfill sofa orders, and there are many reasons for that. Sometimes, the issue is caused by shipping delays if the furniture is coming from an overseas supplier. Other times, the issue could be that you’ve selected a highly customized sofa that’s being made to order. However, Albany Park made a splash at AT this year by breaking the mold when it comes to modern style and prompt furniture delivery. This Black-owned business not only delivers some of the most stunning and cozy sofa designs you’ve ever seen, but they also found a way to deliver all orders in a week or less!

Along with a speedy delivery service, Albany Park truly creates furniture with the customer’s lifestyle in mind. Owners Darryl and Jessica Sharpton aimed to lessen the overwhelming nature of sofa shopping by trimming down the number of designs available and providing a variety of colors and patterns to choose from. That way, the decision-making process goes quicker without sacrificing style or comfort. 

Credit: Albany Park

Earlier this year, I got the opportunity to test out Albany Park’s Kova sectional, and it’s become THE statement piece of my living room! The rich blue velvet fabric blends seamlessly with my subtly color-blocked furniture aesthetic, and the sofa itself is nicely oversized without being too much in a small space. It’s the kind of couch you want to hang out on, enveloping you in comfort with the modular structure of its high arms and back. The soft feather-blend cushions make it possible to really settle in and kick back at the end of a long day.

Additionally, Albany Park has many options available for larger spaces and add-ons. If I ever wanted to expand the length of my current sofa, I could grab a Kova Armless single piece easily. Ottomans and corner chairs are also available; they’d be fantastic picks for furnishing reading nooks. 

While not all of their inventory is fast-shipping due to current market demands, you can find a solid selection that ships fast and free, and many pieces will arrive right after the new year for orders placed before Christmas. If you’re planning to move or simply want to upgrade your old, worn-out sofa for a new, cozy one, Albany Park’s got some great options to choose from. Check out some of our favorite picks below!

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Albany Park
$1189.00
was $1259.00

If this couch doesn't leave you speechless, we're not sure which one will. Inspired by Albany Park owner Darryl Sharpton's West African heritage, the Ẹkáàbọ̀ (which translates to welcome home) couch is vibrant, bold, and inspiring.

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Albany Park
$649.00
was $819.00

This gorgeous blue armchair is a thing of beauty. It's easy to assemble with no tools required, and it's the perfect accent chair to add a chic and cozy touch to your living room.

3 / 6
Albany Park
$1389.00
was $1498.00

This deep-set sectional is the ultimate chill-out sofa with its cushy feather-blend seats and fluffy pillows. The high arms and back close everything in, and their flat surface is convenient for a place to put the remote, a book, or your phone while relaxing.

4 / 6
Albany Park
$640.00
was $719.00

Looking for a chair you can curl up in? The Albany Armchair is where it's at! It's sleek and modern with a cozy seat that's nearly as wide as half of the Kova sofa. This best-selling chair comes in a variety of colors from olive to blush pink. There's even a vegan leather option, too.

5 / 6
Albany Park
$1249.00
was $1329.00

Behold: a remarkable sofa that's stylish, super comfortable, and perfect for relaxing. This three-seater sofa comes in an array of jaw-dropping jewel-toned colors. Get it with gold legs for a glamorous touch, or walnut legs for a more classic look.

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Albany Park
$349.00
was $399.00

This vibrant ottoman is part of Albany Park's lively Ekáàbò Collection, which combines contemporary style with cultural tradition. It's a soft and comfortable piece, mixes well with other furniture, and is so dynamic that it's sure to be a conversation starter,