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It’s been a year and a half since we brought Crate & Barrel’s Lounge II sectional into our home and my only regret is having waited so long to decide on it! We knew our family room needed something big and cozy for our family of five, but making such a big (and expensive) decision felt daunting.

I knew I loved the shape which has clean lines and can fit into a multitude of design styles. I tracked this particular sofa down on a few trustworthy blogs to read everything I could, but still wanted to make sure that it was right for us. We don’t have a store nearby, so we made the trek to visit one a of couple hours away. We tied kids activities into the trip as well, so everyone was happy ;)

My two concerns were size and fabric. You know color was important to me, but so was durability. And when it came to size, there seemed to be endless options, but I wasn’t sure what was right for our space.

The Lounge II line includes chairs, sofas and sectionals in just about any shape or size you desire. We knew we wanted a sectional for our family room, but I couldn’t decide if we wanted the deep seat of the Lounge II or if we would rather the Petite version which shaves off fives inches from the seat (still leaving you with a good sized sofa). Sitting on it in person was very helpful. If I were looking to put this in our living room, Petite is likely what I would go with. But being that we would be using this in our family room to lounge on and watch movies and hang out with friends and family, the full-sized Lounge was what we ultimately decided upon. It is big and deep and our family absolutely loves it. It can easily seat eight adults and even more when you squeeze in.

We chose their Taft fabric in Cement and I couldn’t be happier with this neutral, woven upholstery. From afar it comes off as a light fabric, but up close you can see the texture that comforted me knowing with three young kids, mishaps could be somewhat disguised. This particular fabric is also labeled as being ‘family friendly, easy care, stain-resistant, highly durable, and made in the USA’. We don’t do a ton of eating in that room, but I’m happy to report that any marks have easily come up and it continues to look brand new (1.5 years later).

The cushions are all loose which allows me to go through every few months and flip them around. I do this both to the seat as well as the back cushions and it’s kept them in great shape. The seat cushions are fairly firm which was a welcome change from our previously beaten down couch.

It also came with five accent pillows in the same fabric, but I have since changed those out to add more personal style.

I grabbed my girls for a picture so that we could help give you a better idea on its size. At 5’7″ my feet don’t go anywhere near touching the ground when I sit back. So if you’re not looking to curl up and get cozy, this may not be the sofa for you. The Petitie may be a better alternative if that’s the case.

It’s honestly our favorite piece of furniture in our home and the one that gets the most use without a doubt. It was a big purchase, but worth every penny in my book! If you have any questions, be sure to leave them below and I’ll get back to you.

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  • Lana says:

    Would you say this color is a true gray or a bit tan? When I think cement I think gray, but in certain photos it looks somewhat tan. Also, in the reviews on the website some people mention this fabric being itchy and pilling. Have you noticed any of those things?
    Thanks!

    • marisa says:

      Hi Lana! To me the color comes off more like a greige…so in between grey and greige. A really great neutral. We’ve had ours for about a year and a half now, use it daily and haven’t had a bit of pilling. Nor do I find it itchy. I honestly love the fabric which still looks brand new.

      • Amanda says:

        Hey Marisa,
        We are thinking about buying a couch with this material.
        Do you think animal hair will get in the weave of this couch?

        • marisa says:

          Hi Amanda, I can’t speak with certainty on this issue as we only just got a puppy and she does not shed. What I can say, is that the weave it pretty tight, so I’d venture to say it shouldn’t be a problem. Have you ordered a swatch? It should give you good idea as to what the fabric is like.

  • Anababana says:

    Are the back pillows attached to the sofa or removable? Thanks!

  • Cindy says:

    Hi,
    Love the sofa! I was wondering what size your rug is? I have a 9 x 12 and am wondering if it’ll be big enough under the sectional.

  • Amber G. says:

    Thanks for reviewing! I’ve been looking at this couch for over a year, lol! One thing I’m struggling with is whether or not to get a chaise lounge on one of the ends (the one that will be facing our TV). I’m afraid that although it will be super comfy w/the chaise, it will look too big and hulking.

    Do you miss having a full chaise for leg support for watching movies? Thank you!

    • marisa says:

      Oh I hear you. I researched and tracked down everyone I could to ask questions before deciding on it! In my opinion, I don’t miss having a chaise at all. This sectional is gigantic making it very easy to curl up on any part of it. At 5’7″ if I sit straight up against the back, the edge hits at mid calf. So, not full length, but very deep. And if I sit in the corner of the sectional my feet don’t hit the edge! Hope that’s somewhat helpful.

  • Marilouise says:

    Hello—I have read that the couch is stuffed with feathers and the feathers begin to poke out from the cushions and it’s is very uncomfortable. Is this true?

    • marisa says:

      That hasn’t been our experience. We’ve had ours for close to 2 years now and I’ve only seen a few feathers (probably less than 5) come out thus far.

      • Ariela says:

        I have had a really bad experience with the feathers in this couch, they poke out everywhere. Dozens of them at any given time. The fabric collects quite a bit of dust, and when I’ve removed the fabric from the cushions to wash them, both the cushions and inside of the fabric are coated in feathers that I have to pluck off by hand. It’s awful.
        It’s comfortable, but for me it ends there. We’ve had the sofa for about 3.5 years, and I’ve been disappointed from the moment it arrived.

        • marisa says:

          Oh that’s so frustrating. I’ve had people reach out to ask me about this same concern but we just haven’t experienced it. I even went out to remove the cushion to take a look inside and I don’t see any signs of feathers. I’m curious if CB may have made a change to the covering after hearing feedback? We’ve had ours for two years, so I wonder if something may have been updated since yours was purchased. Have you tried reaching out to their customer service?

  • Kayla Crock says:

    Hi there! Any pilling or felting of the fabric at all?

  • Lexy says:

    Hi! I’ve been eyeing this gorgeous sofa. Are the covers removable? Thank you!!

  • Huong Luong says:

    Thanks for the review. Where did you get the ottoman? Thanks!

  • Lisa says:

    Did you have an issue getting it through a normal size door? We just ordered the chaise sectional and are hoping it can fit! Love this couch.

    • marisa says:

      We did bring it in through our double doors, but I would imagine it could fit if turned on its side….crossing my fingers!

  • Cheryl says:

    Hi there
    Great article. I just bought this sofa and am trying to find a blue /greige rug
    Can you tell me the rug that is shown in your pictures?

    Thanks

  • Alcy says:

    Hello! I hace this sofa and I love it!
    Please, can yo tell me how to clean It? I lost the instructions.
    Thanks!

    • marisa says:

      Hi Alcy, I don’t have any cleaning directions either and we haven’t had any major spills, but I have used my Folex on it and it worked perfectly for us.

  • Mia says:

    Hello,

    I am considering buying the 4 piece (with chaise) Lounge 2 but I heard the only cushion that is reversible is the center one? Do you have the 3 piece or 4? Please clarify if the pillows are only reversible on the Lounge 2 3 piece and not the 4 piece? Thanks so much.

    • marisa says:

      Hi Mia, we have the three piece sectional and none of our cushions/pillows are attached. I’d reach out to Crate and Barrel to confirm details on the 4-piece as I do not have that answer.

  • Jas says:

    What is the size of your sectional?

  • Jenni says:

    How is the fabric? Is it soft? Scratchy? I want this couch but I have 2 hair dogs and am afraid their fur might get woven into the fabric (I’ve had this problem in the past). Is the stitching tight, would you say? Thanks a lot :)

    • marisa says:

      Hi Jenni, some of this is somewhat subjective. The fabric is not scratchy, but it’s not soft either. It’s structured (which is why I like it) but comfortable. It does have a pretty tight weave but I do not have pets, so I don’t want to make assumptions about that. They do have a number of fabric options (ours is the Taft) and I’d recommend ordering a few swatches to compare. The swatch was a great representation for me as I was making the decision for myself.

  • Nicole says:

    Any idea – since the covers are removable – if they can be machine washed?

  • Carmen says:

    I just ordered this sofa and cannot wait! But now I have to decide on a wall color. Do you happen to know the name of the color on your wall?

    • marisa says:

      Oh Carmen, I hope you love it as much as we do! My walls are SW Agreeable Grey. A Warm violet grey that works wonderfully with this upholstery.

  • Evelyn Myers says:

    would you be able to share the size of the room your sectional is in? Trying to get a feel for the balance in the room. I’m debating between sofa and chairs, chaise sectional, and the L sectional. Great review! Thanks!

  • Christy McKinney says:

    Hi Marisa! We are building a farmhouse and I have been researching and researching sectionals and couches. I go back and forth, but think we have decided on the sectional. rather than 2 large couches. I will go look at the petite too, since I think the regular may be too deep for us. I noticed that you mentioned the size of your room as 18′ X 22′. We have an open floor plan that includes the living area, dining area then kitchen island in the kitchen. The open room is 23′ X 34′. I am a wee bit concerned about fitting the sectional and a DR table. I’m looking in your room and it seems you have plenty of open space. Would you say that the sectional feels rather large for the room or just right? I’m excited, since so many (unpaid) reviews are so good on this one. Also, side note, my walls will be SW Repose Gray.

    • marisa says:

      Congratulations on your new home! To answer your question, the sectional feels like it fits our space perfectly. It’s large but doesn’t overwhelm the room and holds a ton of people which is what we wanted. I’m not sure what fabric you were looking into, but with the Taft, Cement, Repose would work, but you may also want to look into a slightly warmer gray if that’s a possibility with the rest of your space. It’ll be exciting to see it all come together!

  • Pauline says:

    Hi! What size rug did you get? We just order the same sofa a few weeks ago :)

  • Sara Magas says:

    Has anyone with this couch experienced the edge showing the countour of a person’s legs who were sitting there? I got my couch about 2 months ago and the end cushion, the one you can’t flip, has leg indents on the edge where someone sits. I have shaken it out, vacuumed it but luck. Any ideas?
    Thanks!

    • marisa says:

      Hi Sara, we haven’t had this issue, but I do flip our cushions every month or so (I swap one end cushion with the opposite end cushion).

  • Michelle says:

    Thanks for the review! I’m debating between this and the petite version. We would mostly use it to watch TV with our feet up. However, wondering if it is too deep to sit on without lounging. Thinking of family members coming over to watch a game or something and whether it would be comfy to sit on. Thanks!

    • marisa says:

      Hi Michelle, that’s a debate I had as well. It certainly depends on the way you’re going to be using this sofa. If it were in my living room, which is more of a conversation place, I’d go for the petite. Ours however, is in our family room, which is where we lounge, hangout, watch movies etc. It’s definitely a sofa to curl up, relax, cross your legs etc. But at the same time when people prefer to ‘sit’ they prop a pillow or two behind them. We’ve had numerous groups of people over the years and I will say everyone always positively comments on it. Hope that helps!

  • Kathleen says:

    Hello , we’ve had our lounge 11 3 piece sectional couch for 3.5 yrs . Its only my husband and i and we are both average weight . Im upset that not only do our couch cushions give off a bunch of feathers but more important our cusions are dipping and deflated. We love the couch otherwise but this couch quality should last better. I would like to know if there is anyway i can get new cushions or have mine restored restuffed ?

    • marisa says:

      Hi Kathleen, that’s frustrating that you’re dealing with those issues. Have you reached out to C&B directly? I’ve had a few others mention that they have also dealt with the feathers pulling through, but everyone seems to have purchased theirs prior to ours. I’m wondering if C&B has changed the way they now wrap the cushions as we have only seen a few feathers in the two years we’ve owned it. We also flip and rotate our cushions on a fairly regular basis to keep everything wearing as evenly as possible. I hope they’re open to assisting you with this issue!

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