Ever since I moved into my house in 2003 I’ve had a pair of red Lane sofas in my movie room. One has a recliner on each end and a stock center and the other is a sofa bed. They are high quality but the recliner one is worn out and they are old and neither my wife nor myself really like how they look. Last year one of the recliners broke.
Here’s how they looked in the room a few months ago.
A couple months ago I was driving on a chore and I saw a sign holder saying that the local “Ashley” store was having a big sale. I went and looked to see if they had anything for my basement. I hated everything they had. I’ve been looking at Costco for months and I didn’t much like their stuff either. What I want is dedicated purpose built HOME THEATER seating not the general purpose stuff that Costco sells (nothing wrong with it! Just not for this room.). I had kind of resigned to myself that I’d have to end up with a couple of love seats from Costco or something. I went to my local shop “The Big Screen Store” and their stuff was nice but way too expensive for my budget. Someone mentioned Haverty’s somewhere so I was thinking of going there though quality wise I wasn’t expecting much. I also have been looking at what’s available on wayfair.com.
I was talking about it with my wife kind of bummed about the fact that I couldn’t really afford what I want – real custom home theater seating. She suggested that I look up home theater seating on the home theater related forums that I read online and see what there is there. It kind of boggled my mind that I hadn’t done that already but sometimes we all need a kick in the pants. She was right!!!!
I found this thread and Roman’s page. Long ago I was an Admin on Ronald Epstein’s Home Theater Forum and I know Ronald well; I noticed that he posted here so I pinged him to ask for his advice and recommendations. He had nothing but great things to say about his chairs and experience with Roman. I went to the site and made my order within days. The Labor Day Sale saved me quite a bit of money and gave me the incentive I needed to order right away.
I asked Roman to hold the seats for me for a few days while I got a junk shop to come take away my broken sofa and move the good sofa bed to storage (to be handed down to a brother – it’s in really good shape because It’s Lane and they make good stuff, and over the years the recliner sofa was always used much more often than the sofa bed for sitting).
I ended up with four Lagoons in leather/vinyl in an I0V0V0V0I curved configuration. My room is not a “dedicated” theater – it is part of a much bigger basement with a wet bar, pool table, dart board. No current plans for a second level yet, but we shall see. These were just installed today – the white glove delivery was flawless. My first impression of the seats is great. They are just what I wanted at just the price point I wanted to hit (thanks to the Labor Day Sale). My only complaint is that they are a little squeaky, but that’s a minor nit. I can’t wait to break them in with a movie!
Here they are being dropped off from the truck:
Out of the boxes and in the empty room: