Good Questions: Good Looks or Comfort?

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Hello AT,

I have a terrible sloping sofa that literally gives me motion sickness when I’m on it. I never made the plunge into Pottery Barn land despite the props for the troy sofa on this site because I like higher arms.

I’d like a comfortable sofa I can stretch out on and which has a comfortable arm I can prop my bended arm on when I’m staring straight at the tv like this Recamier on the left.

But my taste runs to the Goetz sofa. The only thing that’s keeping me from considering the Goetz sofa IS because I think the Recamier would be sooo comfortable. I would sacrifice good looks for the best lounge of my life but the horchow collection is mail order only. Does anyone have any experience on this kind of sofa?

Thanks! Sofa Boy

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Dear SB,

Horchow has generally fine products, but we would urge you to consider whether the leather recamier would really be comfy. If it was a soft velvet or microsuede, but leather????

Anyone else?

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