I looked for a very long time for a couch, and I found a great one at Pier 1. I wanted a camel back couch, and this one is the closest thing I could find without spending a ton of money to customize a piece of furniture. It was in the store so my husband and I were able to sit on it and see the color in person. My husband had been wanting a red couch, and this is the first one I had seen that I liked. So we purchased it (Fall 2008) and it was at the store to pick up within a week or two. I think they offer delivery, but we had a truck we could use so we did. It was in a box, so once we had it home we just had to open it up, take it upstairs (always fun), and screw the four feet on. The cushions, the back, and the pillows are all very soft and comfortable. The material itself is very soft as well, it's chenille I believe. I have now ordered a love seat that has a similar "inverted camel back" like this couch, so I will be making a review of that in the next month or so as well. I do recommend this couch, and most furniture at Pier 1!