|Spur of the moment photo this morning - it's 3 1/2 years old and holding up great|
This is one of the many, many posts that I have in old draft files that never saw the light of day. As a matter of fact I think this post idea is about 3 1/2 years old now. Yes... over 3 years! And even funnier is that the photos I took at the time are probably in a draft file somewhere, but it would take too long to find them so instead I just literally walked into the family room and took 'new' pictures - but that works out better for my readers.
Because these are legit Larkinhurst furniture photos that are now over 3 years old and have seen a lot of 'life' and you can see how nice they are holding up.
About 3 1/2 years ago we gave our much-loved real brown leather furniture to our oldest daughter, who was moving into a home of her own. We didn't really intend to do this, but things fell into place that we did and I was left looking for some new furniture! However, we did not have a budget for it so the really nice, expensive, real leather furniture we had, was replaced with a fake leather but still nice looking set. My thought process was that it was going in a family room anyway; not the formal living room; and if it didn't hold up well after a few years, it was affordable enough that we needed to be ok with that.
But when it arrived (because I had ordered it online and didn't get to see it in person) it was really nice looking! And it looked real. And it held up really, really well!
Here is a close up of the rolled arms - we own both the sofa and the loveseat
Unfortunately, if you have pets, you probably know the 'smooshed back cushion' syndrome. Cats like to lay on the top of the cushions and dogs like to jump up on the couch to bark out the window if they hear someone walking or driving by.....
This couch and loveseat have something I love to remedy this.
A hidden zipper!
This was a selling point for me on this set of furniture before I bought it. I loved the hidden zipper because you can insert your hand and arm, and fluff up the stuffing! Seriously! Just reach in, push the stuffing back up and into place and your smooshed cushion is now fluffy again.
Here is a close up of the cleaning instruction sticker under the cushions.
Have I cleaned ours? YES. As a matter of fact, in the top photo above, the rolled arm you see as well as the cushion have been cleaned after little toddlers enjoyed sticky... something (?) on it. I've cleaned juice spills, sticky food something-or-other and milk spills from a bottle and sippee cups.
I've taken so long to get around to posting this Ashley Furniture post that I don't know if they even sell this set yet, but if they do, you can see that after 3 1/2 years, I'm still quite happy with our set and wouldn't hesitate to say yes, I like it. Not as well as my expensive 'real' leather furniture, but for an affordable faux leather set, it's worked out pretty well!
Signature Design by Ashley - Larkinhurst Contemporary Sofa, Earth
Signature Design by Ashley - Larkinhurst Loveseat, Earth
Larkinhurst Traditional Earth Rocker Recliner with Nailhead Trim