Tired of having to decide between buying a sofa from a big box retailer and finding something unique at an antique store? Maiden Home
has you covered. The direct-to-consumer e-commerce retailer has partnered with the the top family-owned factories in North Carolina to handcraft a collection of custom sofas and chairs. Every piece is made with premium materials (sustainably-sourced hardwood, high-resiliency cushions, natural fabrics), superior construction techniques (corner-blocked frames, eight-way hand-tie springs), and is backed with a lifetime guarantee. By designing in-house, partnering directly with factories, and selling online, Maiden Home is able to offer this level of quality at approachable price points—chairs start at $950, sofas start at $1,850— and all the pieces are customizable (size, fabric and finish) and delivered in less than six weeks.
Entrepreneur Nidhi Kapur, the brand’s founder and CEO (formerly head of development at Birchbox), gives her pro tips to select the best style that’s right for your home. “Start by thinking about how you’ll live with the sofa and which room it will live in,” says Kapur. Ask yourself questions like: Is it primarily for formal entertaining or everyday use? Do you see yourself lounging, working, eating and/or sleeping on it? “We’ve found that for most sofa shoppers, the answer is yes to all of the above. The lines between formal sitting rooms and casual living areas are blurring, with every room in the house made to be lived in—so customers are looking for pieces that are stylish and comfortable,” Kapur explains.