Crate & Barrel Lounge II sectional review

Here’s the only Crate & Barrel Lounge II sectional review you need: I’m pretty sure we renovated our entire first floor specifically for this sofa.

Let me explain.

My husband has always wanted a huge, sink-into-it, ultra comfortable, super deep sectional sofa. Except that we already had a pair of perfectly prim white sofas in our living room that weren’t going anywhere ( I love them!), and no other spot in our house to put a sectional.

So, we made a spot for the ultra-cozy sectional of his dreams. We opened walls. We remodeled bathrooms. And we reconfigured floorplans. And when it was all over, we bought the Crate & Barrel Lounge II sectional.

To be honest, we originally had plans to buy a similar sofa from Basset, which my sister has in her living room. There were a few pros to that one, including better custom fabric options and shorter lead times for custom options.

But! We went with the Crate & Barrel Lounge sofa because the in-stock fabric options were better (in our opinion) and we wanted something that wouldn’t take 4-5 months to come in. (We didn’t spend three months renovating our home in order to accommodate a sectional sofa only to have to wait for said sectional for another year, now did we?)

So what else sold us on our sofa? Here’s my full review.

Crate & Barrel Lounge II sectional review

For starters, I’ll say that we bought the chaise sectional (the right arm sofa with left arm chaise), in the Taft Cement textured weave fabric, which is a stock fabric in a pale greige. It also comes stocked in a charcoal.

Crate & Barrel Lounge II comfort level

On a scale of one to never getting off the couch, the Lounge sectional is ‘I’m going to just sleep here tonight.’ It’s comfortable. The in-stock version of this sofa is actually the deep version, so make sure that’s what you want in a couch. My husband is 6’4″, so he likes a deep couch. I also love it, but if you like to sit with your feet on the floor, this might not be the sofa for you. It’s called the Lounge for a reason.

It’s soft, but not so plush you feel like its swallowing you, which I also like. No back pain after sitting on it for a few hours.

It’s also really big. We wanted a big sectional sofa because we have three kids, and we wanted to be able to fit our whole family on the couch to watch a movie. Granted our kids are still little (7, 4, and 1), but we all fit with room to spare. Even though for some reason everyone ends up in pile in one corner (usually under our Barefoot Dreams blanket). Why does that always happen?

Really, the biggest reason we bought this sofa is the comfort level. We sat on it in the store and it was literally hard to get off of it. The people at the store actually brought us snacks while we were sitting on it. I kid you not. We bought the sofa before we left that day.

Crate & Barrel Lounge II sectional: style

The style of the sofa is pretty basic – it’s a clean-lined track arm sofa. It’s not the most beautiful sofa you’ve ever seen (unless you’re my husband), but it’s still a very attractive sofa, especially for how amazingly comfortable it is. It’s also very similar to sofas I’ve seen at other stores (i.e. the Basset Allure sofa) and at Pottery Barn.

That said, if you’re going to buy a large, comfortable sofa, this is a great one to get if you also like things to be clean-lined and classic. The simplicity is great because it suits a range of decorating styles. It could go traditional or modern, or farmhouse, or contemporary.

As far as the size, until the day it arrive I was worried that it would look too large in our space, which is a family room that’s on the small side, but it doesn’t, and I think that’s due to how clean the design is.

Crate & Barrel Lounge II specs & fabrics

The Lounge II sofa comes in a bunch of configurations, including a sofa, a chaise sofa, a corner sofa and a bumper sofa. If you have a small space, you can also get the chaise with a chair, which makes the sectional about the width of a loveseat, which I wish I knew when I lived in apartments.

Dimensions-wise, the Lounge II chaise sectional comes in at 124″ long and 37″ high. The chaise portion is 67″ wide. As I mentioned, the sofa is stocked as a deep sofa, so it’s 46″ deep. You can also get it in a regular depth of 41″ (still pretty deep for a sofa), but that’s a custom order and takes longer to get.

As I also mentioned, it comes stocked in two fabrics, Taft Cement and Taft Steel, and it can be custom-ordered in 198 additional colors. The Taft fabrics are deemed kid and pet friendly, but are not technically performance fabric. As someone with both kids and pets, that was a drawback for me, I’ll admit.

After owning the sofa for four months, though, I will say that the fabric is good at concealing all the things (we have a black lab, in addition to the gaggle of children), and that stains wipe up well.

Crate & Barrel Lounge II Lead Times

I did not want performance fabric badly enough to wait for a custom sofa. The lead time for our chaise sectional was about 12 weeks, despite the sofa being ‘in-stock.’

The sofa portion of the sofa was actually in stock right away, but the chaise part took 12 weeks. Eventually, we just had the sofa portion delivered, and waited for the chaise to arrive, so at least we’d have somewhere to sit. Depending on the configuration and fabric color you choose, the stock sofas seem to be taking anywhere from one to 12 weeks to deliver.

The lead times for the custom upholstery vary from 20 weeks to much longer, and depend on the fabric you choose.

Crate & Barrel Lounge II quality and materials

After owning the sofa for a few months, it seems to be great quality. The highly scientific test I used for my Crate & Barrel Lounge II sectional review is that my children jump on it almost daily and it still looks and feels as good as new.

From a more objective point-of-view, here are the construction and material details for the sofa.

  • Frame is benchmade with hardwood that’s kiln-dried to prevent warping
  • Durable, independently tested, spring-up Flexolator foundation designed to support cushions and eliminate sagging
  • Soy-based polyfoam seat cushions wrapped in fiber-down blend and encased in downproof ticking
  • Fiber-down blend back cushions encased in downproof ticking
  • See product label or call customer service for additional details on product content

I’ve seen in some of the online reviews that people have had problems with feathers coming out of the sofa. We have found the odd feather (maybe a dozen, total) but I wouldn’t call it a nuisance or anything that I haven’t experienced with other sofas.

Crate & Barrel Lounge II sectional pricing

At $3,428 for a chaise sectional, in my opinion, the Lounge II sofa is very well priced for what it is. The sofa feels high quality, and it’s sturdy and comfortable.

Any time we have friends over, they comment on how comfortable the sofa is, and my mom actually slept on it one night, despite being offered the guest room. For the level of comfort and quality the sofa offers, I don’t think you can go wrong for a price under $3,500!

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