If you've been following this blog, you know that we recently bought a new home and furnished it almost exclusively with Pottery Barn furniture. Choosing a couch was one of the hardest decisions so I wanted to share my review of the Pottery Barn Pearce Sectional, the Griffin Coffee table, and other design elements.
Selecting a sofa for our family was a big decision. Some of my fondest memories from childhood are evenings and weekends spent curled up on the couch with my family watching a movie or Saturday morning cartoons. The couch is where family happens. It needs to be inviting and comforting. When I was shopping at Pottery Barn for our new couch, I knew I wanted a sectional but was hung up on the details. They've got such a huge selection of sofa, loveseats, and sectionals and each one is customizable so you can find the best fit for your family and lifestyle.
I kept debating the merits of leather versus fabric and finally landed on fabric for optimal coziness. But, and it's a big but, I have kids. So I wasn't sure fabric was the wisest decision. Thankfully, Pottery Barn offers Sunbrella fabrics. I ordered some fabric swatches and did my own tests with different foods and fluids to reassure myself that I was making a good decision.
I was also very nervous about Pottery Barn fabric pilling. My cousin owned a Pottery Barn couch that pilled horribly (although she did get it replaced by Pottery Barn so that's great customer service). I read forum after forum about which fabric was the most pill-resistant and it seemed Performance Slub Tweed was a winner. I also tested this with the swatches by rubbing them over and over. It did very well.
Pottery Barn Pearce Sectional
I ended up choosing the Pearce Roll Arm Upholstered 4-Piece Chaise Sectional with Wedge. For my living room, the configuration I needed was the Right-Arm Loveseat + Wedge + Armless Loveseat + Left-Arm Chaise. The fabric I selected was Charcoal, Sunbrella® Performance Slub Tweed. The overall measurements are 146" w x 121" d x 40" d x 38" h.
The features of the Pottery Barn Pearce Sectional include:
- Rolled arms
- Removable square, tapered legs finished in espresso.
- Seat cushions are loose (so you can flip and rotate)
- Hardwood frame with mortise-and-tenon joinery for structural integrity
- No-sag steel sinuous springs
- Hidden steel connectors to hold modular pieces together
- Adjustable levelers for uneven floors
- Down-blend-wrapped cushions for a softer feel. Back cushions are 100% polyester fill
2022 Update: I've owned the Pearce Sectional for four years now and it's held up very well. I do flip and rotate the cushions every month or so and I think that's key. We've had a few spills and they've cleaned up perfectly thanks to the Sunbrella fabric.
If you are considering a Pottery Barn leather couch, read my review of the Pottery Barn Chesterfield. I feature a loveseat and an oversized chair.
Pottery Barn Throw Pillows
These throw pillows are also from Pottery Barn. The larger pillows are 26" Faux Fur Alpaca Pillow Covers over 26" square Down Alternative Euro Pillow Inserts. My smaller inserts are 18" square Down Alternative Euro Pillow Inserts with the Drew Embroidered Pillow Cover.
I also have a Faux Fur Alpaca Oversized Throw that measures 60" by 80". It is simply glorious! It's so warm and feels like the softest weighted blanket ever.
Pottery Barn Griffin Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table
The Griffin 36" Round Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table was the perfect choice for our living room. Like I did with my Banks Buffet, I had a custom round piece of glass cut to protect the Griffin coffee table from water rings, gouges, and everything else my kids can do. You can also order this topper from Amazon (which is what I used in my kitchen on my Pottery barn Banks round table).
This reclaimed pine kiln-dried wood coffee table is simple yet beautiful.
Pottery Barn Living Room Console
On the opposite wall is another fabulous Pottery barn piece, or should I say two. We've got a very long wall in our living room and wanted a lot of storage. To accomplish filling the length of the wall and to keep a neat look, we choose two Clerk's Cabinet Console Tables in French Blue finish.
If this one isn't available, PB has a great selection of media storage (I also considered the Printer's Console and Livingston Consoles). If you're interested, check out my Fiestaware Display post for details about that colorful spread of Fiesta.
Are you shopping for other Pottery Barn furniture? Check out my Pottery Barn Dining Room featuring the Banks Dining Table and my kitchen featuring the Banks Round Pedestal Table. My bedroom features the Harper Upholstered Bed and Pottery Barn Astor Standing Floor Mirror. Plus, see my son's Pottery Barn Stars Wars Bedroom.
Hi- I'm looking at the Pearce 3-piece sectional for our next home... thank you for your insight on the fabrics.. it's so overwhelming to choose! How is the overall feel/comfort? Are you happy with the purchase!?
Ruth V. says
Hi Michelle, I'm sorry I didn't see this comment sooner! I do like the feel and comfort of the fabric I chose. It was overwhelming and I spent a lot of time researching. If I didn't choose this particular fabric, I would have chosen leather.
Diana Godbols says
I'm considering the Pearce 3-piece sectional for our next sofa purchase. I was curious, we're the cushions very firm when you first got your sofa? How long did it take for them to soften? And do you feel like they have kept their body well over the last few years? Our current sofa, not from PB, just got way too soft and now sinks a bit. I hope that makes sense.
Ruth V. says
Hi there! Yes, the cushions were on the firmer side but they broke in nicely pretty quickly but didn't get overly soft. I'm still very happy with the sofa 4 years later.