This is the prettiest couch I have ever owned and is comfy to boot! It doesn't sit like an overstuffed sectional, and you won't be able to comfortably lay down across it for a nap unless you are relatively small, but it's not too stiff and the seat is deep enough that I can lounge with my feet up or legs crossed and be one happy lady. (I'm around 5'5" and 140 lbs.) One of the main reasons I chose the Monroe Drive was the length. I have a very narrow room and I needed something small, and this sofa was the shortest sleeper in length available at Apt 2B (at least at the time), but it still sits two strangers or three friends very comfortably.
I have three cats, and the velvet textured upholsteries were recommended time and again when I asked what's best for pets. I've had the sofa about two months, and the Cloud Velvet fabric has held up well. Most of the claw marks disappear easily with a quick hand-swipe over the fabric, and the marks that remain are barely visible- a miracle for a multi-cat household!
I had a lot of trouble with the seat cushion buttons, which Apt 2B promptly helped me resolve. If you plan on using this sofa daily, I strongly recommend you save yourself some trouble and request the seat cushion come without buttons. The sofa looks just a sharp and is a much more practical piece of furniture without buttons.