Real People Love Albany Park Sofas: Why? Find out Below.

Albany Park Sofa
In 2017, the Sharptons discovered a problem — buying a sofa was hard work.

After shopping in an over-priced showroom, feeling overwhelmed with options and then realizing delivery would take 4-6 weeks, Darryl and Jessica Sharpton set out to simplify the sofa buying process.

The result is Albany Park, a modern luxury sofa brand, offering designer furniture at a fair price.

“Looking at the furniture industry, I realized that pretty much all stores’ sofa offerings were redundant and confusing,” Darryl Sharpton told Living Cozy. “Most companies have so many sofa options just for the sake of having options.”

Kova Sofa Unboxing
Albany Park sofas are delivered in boxes

Albany Park was launched to change the way people shop for sofas and alleviates decision fatigue by offering just three models that Darryl says “satisfy the style and comfort needs of everyone.” This hip-chic furniture brand features contemporary, high-quality sofas, sectionals, loveseats, armchairs, and ottomans at an affordable price.

We've now shipped multiple Albany Park sofas to our contributors for first-hand reviews, and put together this article to share our experience and what we've loved about Albany Park.

5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Living Space with Albany Park

1. A Simple Buying Experience

Albany Park is a direct-to-consumer brand, which means it doesn't sell through third-party retailers. Instead, you order from its website, and the sofas are shipped directly to you — this helps the brand keep costs at a minimum, and there aren't any retail markups to bump the sofa price up.

And as we mentioned in the introduction, when shopping for sofas, the Sharpton's found many traditional furniture retailers have so many sofa options just for the sake of having options. So Albany Park keeps it simple with just three models: 

  • The Albany is a stylish and comfortable collection, designed to make any living space feel like home. 
  • The Kova is perfect for lounging and sitting back with your favorite book or TV series. It can be rearranged and its modules can combine into almost any configuration that fits your home and lifestyle. The Kova comes in a range of sizes from a two-seater upwards and you can add new sections at any time.
  • The Park collection features modern design elements alongside its timeless style and sophistication. It's simple to assemble and comes with your choice of upholstery and leg finishes. 
  • The Lido collection features modern comfort in a compact design, perfect for elevating your living space.
  • The Barton collection balances deep, plush comfort with a sleek, low-profile silhouette, inviting you to sink into modern luxury.

From choosing the perfect sofa to placing your order, Albany Park makes the process seamless.

2. Designed for Convenience and Easy Assembly

If you've moved home a couple of times or have ever purchased what you thought was your dream sofa that turned out to be just a little too large for your hallways, you'll be familiar with the challenge of wresting a sofa into the perfect spot in your home.

This is another issue Darryl and Jessica set out to solve with Albany Park.

When creating Albany Park, the duo aimed to remove the struggles of huge, unwieldy sofas that are difficult to get in and out of spaces, without having to sacrifice comfort. “These size issues cause headaches for customers looking to get their new sofa up to their fifth-floor apartment and also causes logistics and delivery headaches for carriers,” says Darryl.

Albany Park solves these problems by shipping its sofas in space-conscious boxes that can easily be maneuvered in stairwells, tight hallways, and throughout any home. Its sofas can also be assembled in quickly.

Watch: Check out our review of Albany Park's Kova sofa below: 

3. Quality Materials and Customization Options

When buying a sofa, materials matter. And Albany Park uses hardwood frames, high end fabrics and premium foam and feather cushioning to help ensure maximum comfort.

Park Sectional Sofa
Park Sectional Sofa

And though it aims to alleviate decision fatigue by offering just three models, each sofa can be customized to meet your own specific style and needs. With each sofa, you're able to choose from a range of materials including velvet, fabric, boucle, and vegan leather. On the Park and Albany collections you can also choose the color of the sofa legs.

Shop this article
No items found.
Want to Create Your Dream Home?
Get the Inside Look, our free weekly newsletter that delivers curated home decor and furniture picks, expert design advice, and more. Join 4,000+ subscribers.
Enter your email to sign up
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

4. Fast and Free Shipping

Every brand is experiencing some form of supply chain and shipping delays right now. But Albany Park aims to get sofas shipped as soon as possible. Plus, when viewing a sofa on Albany Park's website, you'll be shown an estimated shipped date as well as a delivery window. Albany Park offers free shipping on all orders.  

Albany Sleeper Sofa
Albany Sleeper Sofa

5. Designed for Relaxing

Let's face it, we spend a lot of time on our sofas. So when you get a new one for your home, you want it to be incredibly comfortable — and from our first-hand experience, Albany Park certainly lives up to the hype here.

"It definitely feels comfortable, and it’s evident that it’s well-made. There’s plenty of room for a blanket, books, laptop, and gifts, whether sitting up or lying down," writes Terri Williams who reviewed the Park sofa for Living Cozy.

"It definitely feels comfortable, and it’s evident that it’s well-made."

And Sibylla Nash, who reviewed the Kova sofa for Living Cozy, wrote: "The Kova is a perfect fit for my space and lifestyle. Its comfort and durability leads me to believe I won't need another sofa for quite some time. Because the pieces are modular, it's easy for me to rearrange them if I want to change up the room's look. Or I can add more pieces. I love having options! Most importantly, it offers the perfect level of comfort for sprawling out with remote in hand and settling in for some serious binge-watching."

Kova Grand Pit Sofa
Kova Grand Pit Sofa

When you spend so much time sat back enjoying a good book to TV binge there's bound to be a spillage or two and our reviewers found that Albany Park's materials stood up to the challenge. "I'm the type who will use the couch as a hub to eat, sleep, and work. A couch that's easy to clean is essential to me. Happy to report that Sriracha mayo (because it tastes good on fries) is a cinch to wipe off with water and a napkin without leaving a stain. If you need an extra layer of protection, Albany Park's website says the fabric can be Scotchguarded," explained Sibylla Nash.

Written by
Ash Read
Ash is the founder of Living Cozy. He's been featured by publishers like MyDomaine, Realtor, Real Homes, Architectural Digest, The Spruce, Homes and Gardens, and more. As a writer his work has appeared in publications like FastCompany, TNW, and Entrepreneur.
Ash Read
Written by
Ash Read
Ash is the founder of Living Cozy. He's been featured by publishers like MyDomaine, Realtor, Real Homes, Architectural Digest, The Spruce, Homes and Gardens, and more. As a writer his work has appeared in publications like FastCompany, TNW, and Entrepreneur.
The Inside Look
The email newsletter guaranteed to bring you the latest brands, products and tips to live you best life at home. Delivered every Friday. Join 4,000+ subscribers.

Thank you! You're now subscribed to the Inside Look.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

About Living Cozy

Your go-to source for modern homeware and furniture brands.
We bring together industry experts and the people behind the brands we share our homes with to give you unique insights into the world of furniture, homeware and interior design.

Expert writers and contributors

Wilfredo Emanuel
Mike Fretto
Karen Rohr
Yoselin Castro
On Living Cozy, you'll find advice and insights from furniture and interior design experts to help make your house a home.