Our last sofa only survived 3.5 years, after getting to the point where threads were ripped out everywhere from our cats using it as a scratching post and metal was exposed on the corners from our cats biting them. It was kind of embarrassing when guests came over. I had seen Auberge Designs' advertisements on my social media, but had been hesitant whether it would stand up to our two Bengal cats. Finally took the plunge, purchasing the Aren Sofa in Slate Grey, and we are so happy we did! The arms are low and curved enough that they are comfy to lean on, the sofa length is perfect for laying down, and the firmness is great - definitely on the firmer side right now but I think it will likely soften a bit with time. The fabric is so soft and really nice to touch. Best of all, I can confirm that it has resisted our cats' destructive antics. Following assembly, one cat immediately jumped on the sofa and tried to sharpen their claws on the back of the sofa. To her surprise, she couldn't dig her claws into the fabric, and now the cats don't try to scratch it at all anymore! When they try to chase their tail, they use to fall off the sofa but catch themselves with their claws and now they actually fall off as the fabric is too slippery for them. When they chased each other, there were some claw lines that I was initially concerned about, but they disappeared due to the slight variation from the way the microfiber is "brushed" from one direction to the other from regular sofa use. Pet fur also doesn't stick to the fabric - our cats spend a lot of time of the sofa and it's never covered in fur! Amusingly, they actually spend the most time reaching their front legs down into the small space near the seam where the two sofa pieces connect, and are entertained for hours doing this! While the sofa lives up to our expectations of "cat-proofness", I hadn't actually paid attention to the stain-resistant features until within the first week of owning the sofa, my husband spilled a full glass of red wine on it. Needless to say, it was a stressful moment for both of us. We looked on this site for how to clean it and proceeded to soak up the excess wine and then wipe the sofa with just water. To say we were amazed that all the wine came off and there's no evidence of the accident is an understatement! Can now confirm that the sofa is also "accident-proof" and it is reassuring to know that this sofa will stand up to our family's use for many years and while still looking brand new! Looking forward to getting some of the accent chairs in the future to replace the ones our cats have also destroyed! @AubergeDesigns - Please make a chaise lounge too!
From the beginning of my ordering with coordination for sale pricing on out of stock item, to having an earlier delivery with efficient, friendly customer service ! Rich colour snd super soft !! Our dog can’t wait until we finish our downstairs so he can enjoy our living room couch !
My daughter has 3 Cats. They have ruined 2 couches. Saw the ad for this couch and didn’t believe it but started looking into it and read the reviews. It is not a lie! This couch is amazing. Her cats tried but have given up trying to scratch this couch.
So beautiful , i love it. Cat loves it too... He has scratched it already... but we cant see the damage. Should of bought this couch years ago.
Love the look and feel of my new couch. Fits my decor matches my coffee table and fits perfectly with my teal accents. So comfortable. I would buy it again!
Loving our new sofa set! I love how sleek and modern it looks and that it doesn't over power the room but provides lots of seating options. Delivery was really quick, and it's so nice that they offer free fabric swatches so you can make sure you like the colour you're ordering. My cat has tried scratching it once so far and I didn't notice any damage after! Our cats love sitting on the back of the loveseat and looking out the window! The hair comes off super easy - I'm able to use my hand to rubb it off.
Never thought I would ever buy a couch without trying it first! Being able to order the swathes really helped to test out the texture and be sure of the colour. I’m so happy I went with my gut and decided to purchase this couch, the colour is beautiful, the white glove delivery was totally worth the extra money and my cats absolutely love this couch. As other reviewers have noted, it was very firm when I first tried it out and I’ve been sitting on an old couch for 10 years so wasn’t used to that but now we’re on day 3 and I am absolutely in love with my couch, so comfy!! The cats have been all over it trying to scratch it but just as advertised the scratches disappear, and the cat hair is so easy to remove too. Highly recommend!!
Got this set about 3 weeks ago and they’re great. We were a little skeptical ordering furniture we hadn’t seen or touched in person, but they exceeded expectations. Firm, but quite comfortable. So far they’re easy to clean and the pets haven’t damaged them! Hope they hold up!
We purchased this couch originally as it was pet friendly and stylish. I must admit I am more than pleased with the outcome. The couch is extremely comfortable. We purchased this design specifically so our feline family would be prevented from going underneath the sofa and causing problems. This suits our needs and cleans beautifully. We went with a light colour as our cats fur is light. I see minimal pet hair left behind. I would not hesitate to purchase from this company again. The delivery was speedy despite us being rural and remote. 10/10
We have had our couch set up for a little over a week, and we are very pleased. The couch is very comfortable and stylish, what a win-win. The cats have scratched the couch, and with just a swipe of the fabric it is like nothing happened. We are shocked with how high quality this couch is. Amazing for something we ordered online before ever seeing!
Little cairn terrier Max tried digging his spot in the Salo armchair; red poodle puppy Quigley dragged a gooey marrow bone up onto the Aren ottoman; and black beauty Masha tried out the Salo to show off her latest trim and have a comfortable snooze. The humans love it, too.
I purchased the Salo sofas after having to replace another brand that were completely destroyed by my cat. Since receiving these, there has not been one attempt at using them as a scratch pad. They look fantastic, are comfortable and I have already recommended Auberge Designs to my pet-owning friends.
I received Aren sofa + ottoman last week and so far very happy with my choice.
Scheduling the delivery on the desired date was very easy, and putting the sofa together was fairly simple. Best done by two people because of the size.
The couch and fabric look very nice and cushions are fairly firm which i like.
My cat tried to scratch and no marks so far.
We're so happy we don't have to worry anylonger about our kitten's scratches in the sofa.
This sofa is a bit sturdy, though not a problem for us, elegant and easy to clean.
When my cat jumps, runs and gets crazy around the house, there are marks on the sofa, yet after vacuuming it, they are gone.
Ordering a couch blindly online can be stressful but the entire process was smooth, from ordering through delivery.
The couch looks great in my space and does work with cat scratches. I can say, the couch is cat and human approved.