The Rachael

Nope, not referring to the popular 90’s Jennifer Aniston hair style that took the country by storm.  Meet our new sofa, Rachael by Flexsteel.  She’s slim, clean lined, and slightly vintage styled to play nicely with the MCM bench.

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We sold the old three-piece sectional and put that money toward the new girl.  With nine button tufts along the back, there’s just enough interest on the tight back.

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The fabric color, Earth, leans more beige in bright light, but gray in overcast conditions.

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Ben really wanted leather, but I think this tweed like textured fabric adds a lot of comfort and warmth.  I paired with a faux cow hide pillow for a dash of Western flare.

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Flexsteel offers a lifetime warranty on the frame, springs, and cushions, which should hold up to the four Y chromosome people in this house.

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Now to find chairs to place perpendicular to the couch.  I’d love to add something leather here, assuming we find something we agree on.  Much easier said than done.

While we were at the furniture store, we noticed another Flexsteel brand sofa, the Dana, in the clearance section.  Priced at $600, we took Frank from American Picker’s trick and bundled to save over three hundred dollars, including a fabric warranty plan on the Rachael.

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The fabric is slightly darker and more on the gray side, but a real upgrade from our old couch.

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Slightly rolled arms are more traditional in style than I usually like, but still small enough to fit the space.

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Taller legs on both couches make vacuuming under a breeze, too.  So far, I’m pleased with the new additions.  Fingers crossed we can say that years from now.

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7 thoughts on “The Rachael

  1. Hi! I realize this is an old post, however we are looking at buying the Rachael for our home and I can’t find out much about it. There are not even any stores in our area that carry it to see in person! I am wondering how you are liking it after having it awhile? Is it holding up well? Would you recommend it? Thank you! 🙂 🙂

    1. Hi Emily!

      Unfortunately, I don’t have great news for you. My tall husband couldn’t get back far enough to get comfortable, so we returned it. However, we do have the Dana sofa from Flexsteel and really like it. It’s comfy and well constructed. I’d just say if you’re 6 feet or taller, it might not be comfortable. And give it some time to break in and soften up. 🙂

      I hope that helped a little. It’s a really beautiful sofa and the fabric is lovely.

      Thanks!
      Amanda

      1. Hi Amanda! Sorry it took me so long to respond! Thank you for your help! My husband is not that tall…but it is definitely something to consider!! It’s driving me crazy that no stores around here carry it! I will also check out the Dana! Thanks again! 🙂

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