Home Decor Diaries: 2 Reader Favorite Sofas On Sale

macys couch reviews and sofa sales

Leith dress xs (non-maternity; my review), Nori’s super soft PJs
Saybridge 92″ sofa in Light Grey on sale!, PB Kids chair regular size, Ikea ottoman, similar bar cart

I’ve been sharing tidbits on furnishing our new space, which has been a drawn-out process for this indecisive shopper! Luckily, thanks to this online community I’ve been getting so much helpful feedback from many of you who already own the items we’ve been considering!

After looking at sofas from various stores, we had narrowed it down to Pottery Barn vs. Crate & Barrel (and did lots of stain tests on fabric swatches, which I can share more about) before Macy’s swooped in as a new top contender. Their prices are very reasonable, and I was sold after trying out comfort in-person and reading countless satisfied messages from readers. Our living room is definitely still a work-in-progress, but I’m thrilled to finally have a comfy spot to plop down and put my feet up!

Below are two reader favorite sofas that we tried & loved, and both are currently on sale! I had purchased sofa #2 at full price, and got a sizable price adjustment refund (within their 10-day policy).

1. Jollene Collection

Style: Mid century / modern, available in blue or greyish brown.

If we were deciding based on comfort and not my personal style (which veers more feminine and French-inspired), we tested every sofa in the Macy’s showroom and thought this was the winner. Not to mention, the flip top ottoman is genius. Per Nick, this sofa feels more soft (but not too soft), cozy, and inviting compared to many pricier options we tried in similar designs. Readers mentioned that it was super comfortable and kid-friendly, plus easy to clean with removable, washable pillow covers.

Note: If you’re looking to test out a floor model of Macy’s furniture, do call the store first to confirm it’s there and don’t just rely on the online locator!

macys jollene sectional couch storage ottoman review

Available pieces:

Some reader photos & commentary:

Macy's Jollene sofa reviews

Loved seeing the sofa styled in these cozy homes, shared by readers (reposted with permission):

Macy's Jollene 113 sectional and ottoman

Jollene sectional + ottoman in Midnight Blue shared by @thanhs_of_fun

Macy's Jollene couch review
Macy's Jollene sectional review
Jollene sectional in Slate Grey (“a mushroom / taupe”) shared by @biancamkim

2. Martha Stewart Saybridge Collection

Style: Romantic chesterfield in a velvet-like fabric.

Nick actually found this online as a contender for our space (which was surprising to me, as he had been pushing for a more contemporary sofa)! The style is right up my alley and I liked that the silhouette is a little more fresh than some classic chesterfield couches that are double the price. The seat depth and height were firm yet comfortable for both of us, but what really sold me was hearing from some of you who’ve owned this exact sofa for many years!

martha stewart saybridge macys affordable velvet chesterfield couch review

Color choice: The most difficult decision was picking out a color! It’s very unfortunate they don’t offer swatches for at-home, especially since not many stores carry specific models and their indoor lighting can be dismal.

I ended up ordered Light Grey because it was the only color in stock and ready to ship at the time (note: the in-stock color inventory changes daily) and we’re very happy with it! A close contender was their most popular Storm Grey, which is a medium grey with a sage green tint to it. The swatches below make these two greys look starkly different, but in certain lighting they can look similar.

martha stewart saybridge macys affordable velvet chesterfield couch swatches

92″ Saybridge in Storm Grey. Swatches from left to right: Cocoa Tan, Light Grey, Vintage Grey

Available pieces: 

Some reader photos & commentary:

customer reviews of Martha Stewart Saybridge sofa

How pretty are these spaces below, shared by lovely readers? (reposted with permission)

Martha Stewart Saybridge furniture line in storm gray
Martha Stewart Saybridge armchair
Saybridge sofa in Storm Grey, shared by @rebeccaemiah

Martha Stewart Saybridge sofa color comparison
Martha Stewart Saybridge sofa buckwheat beige back of couch
Saybridge sofa in Buckwheat Beige, shared by Natalie Vu

Martha Stewart furniture review

Saybridge sofa in Storm Grey, shared by @amanda_power13

macys martha stewart saybridge affordable chesterfield velvet couch review

Hope you guys enjoyed this first installment of our home decor diaries! Looking forward to sharing more finds and tips as we continue making this space our own!

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  1. Surella wrote:

    Did the sofa smell from chemicals when you got it? I adore this sofa but I’m very sensitive to those kind of smells. I’d really appreciate some feedback from you. Thanks so much! Love your site!

    Posted 9.28.22 Reply
  2. Jamie wrote:

    How does the light grey sofa hold up to stains? I’m looking at buying this one! It’s so beautiful.

    Posted 9.10.22 Reply
  3. RAKHI PATEL wrote:

    Hi Jean, I am considering purchasing saybridge couch as well. Are the seat cushions removable and washable? Thanks!

    Posted 12.24.21 Reply
  4. Emma wrote:

    Hi, loving your home posts. I believe you had one that talked about sofa swatches and stains, but I am having trouble finding it. Is this on your website?

    Posted 4.7.21 Reply
  5. Cortney wrote:

    I have been debating between those two exact sofas for my living room and I couldn’t believe it when I stumbled across your blog and you reviewed both of them in the same post. I so appreciate the reviews you shared from your family and your readers! Now I just need to make a decision on which color to get the Chesterfield in, so many choices!

    Posted 2.22.21 Reply
  6. Lindsay wrote:

    Thank you so much for sharing this! We were literally just planning where we would have to go to look for a couch this weekend and wondering where we could find something reasonably priced. Saw this post, checked out the two couches online, and just ordered one! So happy we no longer have to go anywhere to shop around! I love following you and knowing that I can always trust your reviews…you have also saved me with so many baby and toddler product recs! Thank you so much for doing what you do and doing it so well, Jean!

    Posted 9.3.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Lindsay, I’m so glad this saved you a trip to the store! I really appreciate the kind feedback on the reviews and baby and toddler content too – I hope you love your new couch!

      Posted 9.9.20 Reply
  7. Jess wrote:

    Hi Jean,
    I just wanted to say thank you for sharing these sofas! We just moved and were looking for a sofa, which felt like an impossible task till I saw your post! We ended up getting the Jollene from Macy’s and couldn’t be happier. I started following you not too long ago and love all your posts and recommendations. Just a note to say thank you!! Good luck with your 2nd on the way! We had our 2nd in early March and now have 2 under 2 – it’s an adventure!

    Posted 8.27.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Jess, thank you for your kind words! I’m so happy that you like it and I hope it serves your family well x

      Posted 9.2.20 Reply
  8. Shi Shi wrote:

    Hi Jean, an avid fan here! Love you and your family. I just wanted to get your input though about the couch you just bought. I’m also in the process of buying a new couch for our living room and I can’t make up my mind. 🙁 I think my style is similar to yours cause I love your couch. However, my only concern is that..do you think this style will still be in a few years from now? Cause I wanted to buy it too but I’m worried that it may be outdated in a few years time. Thanks in advance for your response. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Posted 7.26.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi and thank you! I don’t think they’re on their way out of style since chesterfield couches have been around for a couple centuries now, but it definitely depends on your personal tastes whether you think it’s stylish. Personally, it’s a style I’ve liked for many years so I’m not concerned!

      Posted 7.31.20 Reply
    • Megan Berg wrote:

      I have had the Martha Stewart Saybridge couch and loveseat for 8 years and I love them. I got a sea blue green color. I am trying to clean it and can’t find the cleaning code to know whether I can use water or solvents. The fabric is the same as the gray one pictured.

      Posted 9.2.20 Reply
      • Anonymous wrote:

        I am looking for a code too and I can’t find it anywhere 🙁

        Posted 12.8.20 Reply
  9. Alisha wrote:

    I have the same exact Martha Stewart couch in storm gray. I have it more than 3 years now and it’s still comfy as ever. At one point, I had relatives that came over had slept on it and said it was very comfortable.

    Posted 7.26.20 Reply
  10. cynthia pineda wrote:

    Jean just felt like telling you , I think you are so beautiful. I love the photos of you and Nori❤️You never cease to amaze me in every possible way! I love your style and the way you portray yourself.

    Posted 7.23.20 Reply
  11. Ashley Baca wrote:

    Can I ask you a random question about your Everlane jeans? I just bought some from one of your links because they were on sale! I’m really short too- 4’11”. I notice that you said you cut the hems with scissors. Did you sew them at all, or just cut them and leave them? Thanks! Love your style!

    Posted 7.19.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you Ashley! I don’t resew them – just cut them and then wash and dry so that the frayed hem looks a bit more warn in.

      Posted 7.20.20 Reply
      • Ashley Baca wrote:

        Congrats on your pregnancy btw!

        Posted 7.21.20 Reply
  12. Regina wrote:

    I love your colors! We are looking for area rugs for our family room and dinette areas. I like the rugs displayed with your pictures. Where did you get the area rugs?

    Posted 7.19.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Those photos were submitted by readers (we don’t have any rugs in our new home yet) but I asked a couple of them and they mentioned HomeGoods!

      Posted 7.20.20 Reply
  13. Maria wrote:

    We purchased that blue sectional with the matching ottoman. So convenient and yes, comfy. Easy to clean with the Dyson cordless vac. I’m usually a plain Jane and like the greys for furniture, but this blue added some much needed color to our grey-toned home.

    Posted 7.18.20 Reply
    • Anonymous wrote:

      Im considering getting the blue one after seeing this! One of my concerns is if it has a smell, some couches have a chemically smell that off gases for so long,..maybe from fire retardants or foam?

      Posted 9.4.20 Reply
  14. Beth wrote:

    I love seeing little glimpses of your new home! The big windows and natural light are dreamy!

    Posted 7.18.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you, Beth! We’ve gotten lucky in both our Boston homes with lots of natural light : )

      Posted 7.18.20 Reply
  15. Julienne wrote:

    Can you do more home diaries? Need recommendations on rugs, dining tables, etc.

    Posted 7.18.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Julienne – will do! We’re looking at a couple different rug brands now and will look at dining tables soon, so will share any finds or tips.

      Posted 7.18.20 Reply
      • Vivienne wrote:

        Oh… rugs!! Eager to see what you find. I’m a bit obsessed with rugs since the shutdown. Currently I’m loving Nomad Rugs in SF. I found them online and fell in love (I’ve never actually been to the store). Their contemporary styles might work with your style, though I love the bright patterns myself. The owner has a great eye plus I enjoy all the rug history on the blog. I bet there are some great rug stores where you are, since it’s cold so much of the year!

        Posted 7.20.20 Reply
      • Vivienne wrote:

        Also, am loving the blue and grey rug in @amanda_power13’s photo with her Saybridge sofa – would love to know where it’s from! 🙂

        Posted 7.20.20 Reply
      • Kackie Cohen wrote:

        Oh my gosh! We bought the Joleen sectional in blue on Sunday! I can’t wait for it to arrive!

        Posted 9.3.20 Reply
      • Kackie Cohen wrote:

        Speaking of dining sets, we got the 8 piece Parker set from Macy’s about 15 months ago. It’s wonderful! Practically indestructible, extremely comfortable (it’s become my office during the pandemic),, and we get so many compliments!

        Posted 9.3.20 Reply
  16. NS wrote:

    I just bought the Saybridge 2 weeks ago as well! They have the sofa and armchair on display in Framingham in The Shopper’s World plaza.
    I bought a custom color (peacock).

    Posted 7.18.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Oh wow good to know. I feel silly for going all the way to NH! I had called downtown Boston and they said NH was the nearest store with it. I don’t even see peacock online – that sounds lovely!

      Posted 7.18.20 Reply
      • NS wrote:

        Not silly at all! It must have been a nice drive. It’s good to see things in person.
        I originally wanted the cornflower blue color, but it looks more gray in person. The peacock color they don’t have online, but the swatch they had in the store is a lovely blue color. Crossing my fingers that it also looks as nice on the sofa when it comes. The salesperson said there are about 100 colors to choose from

        Not sure if you’re looking for a rug, but if you are, you should check out “ruggable”. It’s not as comfy feeling as a regular rug but since I have 2 kids, I love that I can wash it when mishaps happen.

        I’ve been a big fan of yours since the beginning, thanks for your fun posts!

        Posted 7.18.20 Reply
      • NS wrote:

        Not silly at all! It must have been a nice drive. It’s good to see things in person. The peacock color they don’t have online, but the swatch they had in the store is a lovely blue color. There is about a 100 colors you can choose from in store.

        Posted 7.18.20 Reply
        • NS wrote:

          Not sure if you’re looking for a rug, but if you are, you should check out “ruggable”. It’s not as comfy feeling as a regular rug but since I have 2 kids, I love that I can wash it when mishaps happen.

          Posted 7.18.20 Reply
  17. Nina wrote:

    Hi Jean! Longtime fan here. Loving these house related posts as I’m going through the same process! Would you mind sharing what color your walls are in your living room?

    Posted 7.18.20 Reply
  18. Amy wrote:

    Hi Jean, thanks for your review! I would be interested in your swatch test since I’m hoping to buy a new couch this year too. Also can you tell me what color paint it is on your walls? Thanks!

    Posted 7.18.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Amy! Will do … I’ll share more about the swatches as we’re still doing some tests using stain sprays and stain removers too. Regarding paint, see reply above for two options : )

      Posted 7.18.20 Reply
  19. Mireia wrote:

    It looks so nice and stylish!

    Mireia from TGL

    Posted 7.18.20 Reply

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