What We Like
Easy to assemble
Solid wood frame
Mid-century design complements most decor styles
Fits well in small spaces
What We Don't Like
Bottom cushion isn’t removable (or rotatable)
Sits low to the floor
Are you trying to find the perfect loveseat? We’re familiar with the struggle—high-quality small sofas can be hard to come by. First, it has to be compact enough to not overwhelm your small space. Then, it needs to fit in with the furniture you’ve already got. And, perhaps most importantly, it can’t blow your budget. At first glance, the Langley Street Isaac Standard Loveseat seemed to check all of our boxes. We know online listings can be misleading, though, so we decided to test it out in our own home. Now, after a few weeks of use, we’re here to report back on the loveseat’s assembly, design, comfort, and competition. Read on to see if it could be the right fit for you.
Assembly: No tools needed
The Isaac Loveseat appeared on our doorstep in one box, and after lugging it in and unwrapping it, we barely needed instructions to put it together. The “hardest” part of assembly was screwing the legs into the sofa, but really, just about anyone could have done it. You don’t need a screwdriver or any tools at all; the legs each have a screw embedded in the center of them, so all you have to do is twist them into the corresponding hole on the bottom of the couch. Once the legs are on, you slide in the back cushion, place the two included toss pillows, and voila! You have yourself a brand-new sofa in ten minutes tops.
The Isaac Loveseat appeared on our doorstep in one box, and after lugging it in and unwrapping it, we barely needed instructions to put it together.
Design and Size: Just right
This mini sofa offers just about all the features we look for in a couche. Its frame is made of solid wood, giving it a weight capacity of 450 pounds, and its tufted mid-century design means it can blend in with all types of decor. But the best part? Its size. The Isaac Loveseat can easily fit two people (maybe three if they’re kids), yet it’s not too clunky. Measuring 28 x 57 x 29.5 inches, the sofa is ideal for tight offices, bedrooms, and studio apartments.
The loveseat’s cushions are foam-filled, but they don’t have much give. While some reviewers said they would prefer to sink in further, we love it as is. Instead of ultra-squishy cushions that cause you to slouch (and thus develop back pain), this sofa will support you while you’re lounging. The cushions are covered in 100-percent linen—good news as the material is mildew- and fade-resistant, as well as durable. It also dries much faster than cotton, but here’s to hoping you never have to worry about spills on your couch! Rounding out the loveseat’s construction is, as we mentioned, a durable solid wood frame. Many couches—even ones that go for two to three times as much as the Isaac—opt for lesser plywood, so this is a major plus.
The loveseat sits pretty low to the floor...We found that people under 6 feet weren’t bothered by the slight height, but it wasn’t ideal for anyone over that.
We did find one minor drawback to the couch’s design, however. The loveseat sits pretty low to the floor, posing a problem for taller users. We found that people under 6 feet weren’t bothered by the slight height, but it wasn’t ideal for anyone over that. Of course, a footrest or floor pouf could easily solve this issue if you’re sold on every other aspect of the couch.
Care: As expected
Thanks to modern technology, you can spruce up most fabric sofas with an upholstery cleaner. But, if you’d rather have the option of unzipping your cushions’ covers and throwing them in the wash, you should know that you can’t do that with the Isaac Loveseat. The bottom seat cushion isn’t detachable and the back cushion’s linen cover isn’t removable, which means you have to handwash them if you really stain them. The included pillows, however, can be unzipped and thrown in the wash.
Caring for a sofa doesn’t just mean washing it, though. Most manufacturers recommend rotating and flipping cushions so they keep their optimal shape. Because the Isaac Loveseat’s cushions can’t be removed, you should just avoid sitting in the same spot over and over as this can wear down the cushion. It’s also wise to keep it out of direct sunlight to avoid fading.
Price: Major bang for your buck
With an MSRP of $499, the Isaac Standard Loveseat is a total steal compared to other sofas. It may sit a little low to the ground, but its solid wood frame, durable linen fabric, and supportive cushions make it a more than worthwhile purchase.
Competition: Depends on how much you’re willing to spend
If you love the Isaac Loveseat but want something a little plusher, look no further than the Rosalie Loveseat from Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse. You’ll find that the compact, two-person sofa offers gel-injected removable cushions and an extra 10 inches of width. The catch? There are a few. It comes at almost double the price (it’s made in the USA) and it has a plywood frame rather than solid wood. On top of that, the sofa is very deep. If you’re tall, this is a plus, of course. But if you’re short, you may find yourself sacrificing back support and the ability to rest your feet on the ground.
- Product Name Isaac Standard Loveseat
- Product Brand Langley Street
- Price $499.99
- Weight 73 lbs.
- Product Dimensions 28 x 57 x 29.5 in.
- Color Beige, blue, gray
- What’s Included Loveseat and two toss pillows
- Durability Mildew-, fade-, and scratch-resistant
- Weight Capacity 450 lb
- Upholstery 100-percent linen