What We Like
Thick, gel-infused cushions
Made in America
What We Don't Like
Works best for just one person
Only one color option
There’s almost nothing worse than buying a couch for a small space and realizing that it’s unattractive, uncomfortable, or too big for the room you wanted to put it in. There are limited options for quality furniture that fits in tight nooks, which is why we wanted to check out the Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse Rosalie Loveseat. We’d heard rumors of its insanely high- quality build—it’s made in America, even!—and we were dying to try out its deep, gel-infused cushions. Could this loveseat really be the solution to our small living room seating problem? Would we be as impressed with its “sink-in” comfort as other people were? And, most importantly, could this two-person couch stand up to a house full of large dogs? Grab a seat and find out.
Setup: A few legs and you’re done
The Rosalie Loveseat arrived on our doorstep in a huge box, so we were a little nervous that the couch was going to require some serious muscle to put together. To be fair, we’d had the option of having it built for us during delivery, but we opted not to. Luckily, we found out very quickly that despite the size of the box, the couch was a cinch to put together as it merely required screwing on the legs on and propping up the throw pillows.
The loveseat comes with two different sized legs, and the only issue we ran into was placing them properly. Our immediate thought process was that the larger legs would go on the back side of the couch, but it turned out they were actually meant for the front. Once we noticed our mistake and swapped the legs, we were good to go. All we had to do was slide the couch into the spot we’d chosen for it.
Design: Sleek, versatile, and durable
The Rosalie Loveseat really impressed us with its design and the fact that it’s made in the USA, (which it proudly proclaims on all of its tags). It looks like an updated, sleek, albeit much smaller version of the deep-cushioned couches we grew up with; the ones covered in naugahyde that were wide enough for us and our friends to lounge on and even snooze on during sleepovers. Of course, there are some major differences between the Rosalie Loveseat and our old-school 1980s couches.
For starters, the Rosalie Loveseat is covered in quartz upholstery—a term used by the manufacturer—which is, in layman’s terms, a neutral gray microfiber fabric. What’s particularly great about this fabric is that while it’s technically gray, it’s an earthy gray that pairs well with other neutral furnishings. We placed the Rosalie Loveseat next to a deep tan lounger and, like magic, our loveseat went from looking gray to an earthy taupe. The couch had no trouble blending right in with the color palette of the room—even after we added the teal and gray patchwork throw pillows it came with.
After our largest dog had curled up on the couch, we were surprised to find that we had no issue removing the trail of dog hair left in his wake.
It’s not just the versatility or nostalgia-inducing design of the Rosalie Loveseat that impressed us, however. We were also excited to find that this couch was as deep as it is high. When we say deep, we really mean it; unlike a lot of couches in the “small room” category, the Rosalie Loveseat’s bottom cushions have room for lounging because their thickness varies from 9 to 13 inches. We tested the depth out with various members of our family and, what do you know, it worked just as well for the taller folks among us as the vertically challenged.
We also tested out the loveseat’s durability with our pets because, as anyone with dogs will tell you, fabric furniture can be pretty iffy. Our family has a cat and two large dogs—one of which is a 95-pound Great Dane/Boxer mix—and all of them are allowed on the furniture. At one point, after our largest dog had curled up on the couch, we were surprised to find that we had no issue removing the trail of dog hair left in his wake. His hair is wiry and sticks to just about every other fabric surface in our house—including a natural fiber rug that theoretically shouldn’t hold dog hair—so it was pretty shocking (and a huge relief) to find that this loveseat showed no signs of his nap.
Further, the loveseat didn’t show any signs of distress even after we’d caught our cat attempting to sharpen her claws on it. We were dreading even having to look after we heard the tell-tale scratching noises, but somehow the fabric survived without a single pull or tear. Needless to say, we bought a cat scratching post right then and there to deter her from doing it again!
Comfort: Curl up and sink in
Laurel Foundry proclaims that this couch offers “sink-in” comfort—and they aren’t exaggerating one bit. This is the first time we’ve lowered ourselves onto a piece of furniture expecting the status quo—a hard back and a semi-comfortable cushion—only to sink into inches and inches of cushioning instead. Honestly, it felt like being hugged by a couch. Part of the reason it’s so comfortable is because the cushion inserts are made of 100-percent gel-injected foam, which essentially makes it feel like a memory foam mattress—just with more give. It strikes a happy balance between support and softness which has made it our go-to spot to cuddle up with a book or blanket.
This is the first time we’ve lowered ourselves onto a piece of furniture expecting the status quo—a hard back and a semi-comfortable cushion—only to sink into inches and inches of cushioning instead.
Size: Small but mighty
Make no mistake, this couch is small—we’re talking 38 x 93 x 40.5 inches small. Yes, it’s meant for tight spaces, but it’s really only capable of accommodating one person. That is, unless you’re cuddled up with one another. If you’re just sitting on the couch, side by side, you can’t avoid touching thighs or arms, so if you’re looking for a couch that acquaintances can share while watching TV or catching up on life, this isn’t it.
We placed the loveseat in a room that’s just 12 x 12 feet, and it worked really well there. We could see it being a perfect fit for a studio apartment, but if you’re working with a living room any larger than ours, it’ll certainly be dwarfed by the extra square footage.
We placed the loveseat in a room that’s just 12 x 12 feet, and it worked really well there.
Price: A feel-good, made-in-America splurge
The Rosalie Loveseat has an MSRP of $979, but at online retailers like Wayfair, you can often find it for a few hundred less. That’s no small sum, but if any two-seater couch can justify it, it’s this one. We feel the weighty price tag is merited on comfort alone, but when you add in the fact that buying this modern-meets-farmhouse loveseat supports a company that manufactures in the USA, it feels like a real steal.
Competition: A league of its own
Craftmaster Incline Fabric Loveseat: There are plenty of couches made for small spaces, but there aren’t a lot of American-made small couches with gel-infused foam cushions. One comparable option is the Craftmaster Incline Fabric Loveseat, which is another fabric-covered two-person couch in the same price range. The Incline Loveseat retails for $1,059.99, but is often on sale for less. The Incline comes in a number of colors options and also comes with a few throw pillows. There isn’t much else that tips the scales in Incline’s direction, though, as the Rosalie is much more versatile. The Incline’s arms are sloped—which makes the design feel slightly dated—and the back cushions are sewn onto the loveseat while Rosalie’s are removable for easier cleaning.
Palliser Furniture Viceroy Loveseat: Another comparable option is the Viceroy Loveseat from Palliser Furniture. This two-person couch also works in small spaces, but at $2,053.00 MSRP, the price tag is significantly higher than Rosalie’s. It’s more modern-looking than most of the other loveseat options we found, and it’s available in more color options, but we’re not sure it justifies more than double the price of the Rosalie. It also doesn’t offer gel-filled cushions—the Viceroy’s seat cushions are filled with foam and the back cushions are filled with fiber—so there’s no sink-in effect. It’s a nice looking loveseat for sure, but the price tag isn’t quite as attractive as the design.
- Product Name Rosalie Loveseat
- Product Brand Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse
- SKU LRFY2381
- Price $979.00
- Weight 102 lbs.
- Product Dimensions 38 x 67 x 40.5 in.
- Color Gray
- Upholstery Material Polyester blend
- Fill Material Foam and synthetic fiber
- Warranty Limited lifetime warranty for seat foam and frame; 1-year warranty (from date of purchase) for seam failure and fabric separation