Article Sofas Win at Living Rooms and Life and Everything.

We got a new sofa! A LEATHER SOFA. And I want to eat it.

Article Sven Sofa Review / Bev Cooks

Also, I’m warning you now. I took 98% of these photos, so there’s a loooot of foot pictures on their way to your eyeballs. Are you going to be okay?


Remember a while back when I asked you guys about leather sofas and if you have them, love them, have children, love them, have dogs, and love them? Wait, that came out wrong.

And theeeen do you remember how I ugly gushed over this Article Sven sofa in particular, and you all immediately confirmed that my gushing was valid and justified and well-founded on sound logic and o.m.g. thatisonesexysofa.


WELL, the partnership stars aligned and . . . mama got her couch. (<–seriously why did I have to say it like that?)

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I’ve been posting little snippets on my Stories over the past few weeks, but I wanted to give you guys the FULL RUNDOWN on how it looks, how it feels, what it’s like, how it smells, how it sounds, and just how much it emotionally caresses my fragile soul on an hour-to-hour basis.

First of all, the color.

The color.

There is nothing more grand.

Than this color. It’s like PEANUT BUTTER (not frozen), with a rustic shade of MMM MMM MMMMMM, girl.

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What it does to a room continues to make me non-stop weepy.

Thing is, the tone is so completely adaptable to any style of living space. I’ve seen it in rooms with tons of bold color, and I’ve seen it shine in minimal rooms with more muted palates. I absolutely dig what it’s doing to my ever-evolving casual California-meets-Scandinavian style.

It’s neutral, while brilliantly enhancing other neutrals. It’s like the Mother Hen of neutrals, nestling all her other baby neutrals in the room in one giant cozy nest of neutral nest home glee nest of nests.

I have no idea what that sentence was all about. ^

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(Yeah, yeah. This was right in the midst of Nat’s Rocky career. Happy to say the bruising is nearly gone and she looks less like a bloated Smurf!)

Back to the couch.


I’ve mentioned I’m obsessed, right? Did I tell you it’s 100% Italian aniline leather? With duck feathers? And that I want to marry it?

It’s SOFT. But sturdy. And you don’t sink into it like Little Shop of Marshmallows. It’s the right amount of rear end comfort without feeling like you just sank into a black hole of butt and will never be able to get up again.

You feel me.

Article Sven Sofa Review / Bev Cooks

This is my spot. Don’t try to get me to leave it. Ever.

Article Sven Sofa Review / Bev Cooks

It’s ROOMY. The seats themselves stick slightly farther out than my previous sofa, and I could not be more excited about that. It seriously has enough room for two (snug!) people to lie side by side and watch Friends reruns.

. . . And now all I can think about is exfoliating my heels.

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Another thing I love is that even when my fingernails or the kids’ (or Charlie’s, hi) scratch it, I’m not completely crushed and devastated for life! It WORKS. Because it’s going to happen. And once it does, it feels way more like character, and less like the need to sell my children on Ebay.

(also, you can lightly buff out the small scratches. ain’t no thang.)

Article Sven Sofa Review / Bev Cooks

See the clean tufting? When dirt or crumbs collect, I just wipe it off! OR take the vacuum hose to it. Zero stress, honey buns.

All the mamas say JEAAAAAH.

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See that clean, subtle seam on the side? It’s polished details like these that I appreciate in design. AND I feel like they keep leather sofas looking way more modern and current and not so d-turd frat dude.

The scent! Okay, it’s leather, right? But not trapped 1992 leather toots. It’s gentle in the nose.


Probably because there’s nothing about it that’s fake or plastic or crappy.

This is also why Article wins at furniture. It’s well-made, stylishly-thoughtful pieces, with an efficient, friendly process that will leave you suuuper pleased. That’s actually what they pride themselves on! Keeping the decision/buying process clean and direct. BECAUSE by being online only, you can take your time to research (read: obsess), narrow down your faves from their giant selection of mid-century styles, read reviews, aaaand not feel like you’re being pestered by any obnoxious salespeople asking for the eighty sixth time how you’re doing.



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(Here I am showing them how to correctly pop their fingers so that their hands look like grandparents at 41.)

In short, this Sven sofa is everything. Stylish, comfortable, affordable, beautiful, life-friendly, polished, cozy, warm, classic and chic. And I’m in love forever.

It’s crazy. Two months ago, I was totally not a leather sofa person. Remember that??


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Charlie girl approves of this message.

(This post is definitely in partnership with Article! The sofa was gifted to me for my truthful review. But as you know, all ramblings and sofa toots are my own. We coo?)

(Also, do I need more plants? I’m thinking yes.)

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26 Responses to Article Sofas Win at Living Rooms and Life and Everything.

  1. Autumn April 12, 2018 at 10:18 am #
    I've been wanting a leather sofa toooooo! I love yours! and... peanut butter (not frozen), I died! haha ;)
  2. Andrea April 12, 2018 at 12:03 pm #
    That sofa is AMAZING!!! ?? Wish I had room for it in my house. And lol at the peanut butter reference, you have the best attitude and sense of humor. ???
  3. Lindsey April 12, 2018 at 12:59 pm #
    Where's the promo code? Come on, Article!
    • Bev Weidner April 13, 2018 at 5:53 am #
      I tried for ya! Hopefully next time. :)
  4. Carrie April 12, 2018 at 5:02 pm #
    Do the bottom cushions stay in place? My West Elm couch cushions are always coming out and it drives me bonkers. I might sell them and buy an Article couch if they'll stay in place.
    • Bev Weidner April 13, 2018 at 5:53 am #
      They do stay in place! They're actually attached, and don't come out at all. Only the back cushions! Hope this helps!
  5. Lydia B April 13, 2018 at 9:18 am #
    Ok. Real life question. How does it do against children’s pee pee? I’ve had my eye on that beautiful thing for years ??
  6. Meredith Dempsey April 13, 2018 at 1:47 pm #
    Omg, they are a-MAH-zing!!! I’d been eyeing this particular couch, as well as the matching loveseat, for months and did a double take when I initially saw the vision that is this furniture in the background of one of your Insta-stories. I may have watched the clip 37 times, but who’s to say? Any-WHO I pulled the trigger after a brief DM with you and haven’t looked back. No longer do I fight with my husband, kids, and dog over who gets the “good” spot. Hooray to Article for settling family feuds and creating gorgeous functional furniture! Sidenote-their customer service is fantastic and prompt as well, woot woot!
  7. Ashley April 14, 2018 at 10:54 am #
    Ok, so I had a leather couch awhile ago (and it was Restoration Hardware, so it was good quality). And my dog did that annoying scratch-scratch thing on top of a blanket on it, and it had these paw print gashes in it. I would've been ok with the occasional scratch here and there to give it that lived-in leather character. But this was a nest of scratches. And I cried and have never been cool with leather again. But this makes me want to try again because I WANT YOUR COUCH. Does your dog not do this ever? I need more deets on this sentence, please "Another thing I love is that even when my fingernails or the kids’ (or Charlie’s, hi) scratch it, I’m not completely crushed and devastated for life!"
    • Bev Weidner April 15, 2018 at 1:23 pm #
      I just mean the scratches don't bother me! They don't ruin my life. HOWEVER, my dog has yet to put in a deep scratch. The ones that are there aren't hideous. They're just there. And you can buff them! Does this help?? :)
  8. Mary Beth Matthews April 21, 2018 at 1:05 am #
    So so stylish! Great pick!
  9. Jamie April 27, 2018 at 10:05 am #
    So I’ve been wanting this Sven sofa for two(ish) year now. But I’m stuck between the leather and the green velvet. I just can’t choose. I know this is MY couch. I just can’t make up my mind. I kinda want to get both and put them kntwo deferent rooms, but I think my husband would think I was crazy. I just love this sofa!!
    • Ginevra De Luca June 2, 2018 at 10:23 am #
      Hi Jamie. If I were you, I would forget about the Sven: I purchased it about a year ago, and although I was immediately disappointed by the low quality velveteen, it was still styling. Within a couple of months, however, it became misshapen due to the feather stuffing in all of the pillows, including the back of the love seat itself. Bottom line, it is uncomfortable, looks old, schlumpy, and cheap... Prior to purchasing anything from this company, I suggest checking out the HOUZZ reviews on Article - vs. perusing the largely positive reviews on their actual site - before buying.
  10. Whitney May 10, 2018 at 11:03 am #
    Where is your rug from? And does it shed?
  11. Jessica Day May 24, 2018 at 1:22 am #
    Where is your coffee table from?!! Also that couch is yummy!!
    • Bev Weidner May 24, 2018 at 6:21 am #
      Thank you! I love that your name is Jessica Day. :) Coffee table is from Nebraska Furniture Mart, but over a DECADE ago. The brand is called EQ3. Hopefully they have something similar these days!
  12. Anonymous May 25, 2018 at 2:16 pm #
    Where can i buy that sofa?!?!
  13. Corey August 31, 2018 at 6:12 pm #
    Rug info?
  14. Geti October 29, 2018 at 12:30 am #
    Hi! Loved your post! I just bought my Sven couch and it has feathers coming out of the seat. Since you have had it for a while now, how is it holding up? I'm concerned how it will be after a few months or even a year. It is a bit pricey.. your thoughts?
  15. Tony Burke October 31, 2018 at 10:29 pm #
    Hi Bev - similar to the comment above, I’ve read some reviews that say the Sven doesn’t hold up very well over time. Have you had any significant wear issues or seat sinkage since you’ve had it? Thanks for the help!
  16. Chris January 21, 2019 at 6:17 pm #
    Wondering your thoughts now that you have had 10 months with Sven. How are the cushions? I've heard some have stated you have to "fluff" them to keep shape? What about a patina, has the leather aged well with time?
  17. Everlasting Love January 22, 2019 at 12:05 am #
    I’ve been wanting a leather sofa toooooo! I love yours! and… peanut butter (not frozen), I died! haha ?
  18. Tara January 25, 2019 at 8:23 am #
    I just searched your site because I KNEW you must have had an article review on this sofa. I've been eyeing it and I needed every last detail and now I have zero questions left! Ha!! Thank you!!


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