I have never bought a sofa with sitting or seeing it in person. What helped me to confirm my purchase were the genuine reviews, but most importantly the several swatches I received in the mail. I was able to visualize the color in my home and feel the fabric. Well worth the wait! Very pleased: super soft (velvet peacock blue), rich in color, amazing to sit/lay On! I will say this... measure your sectional, I made it work. The white glove service well worth it. No regrets. Thanks for an amazing made in the USA lifestyle product.