Albany Furniture Review
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About Albany Park
Having thousands of options isn’t always a good thing. Browsing through Albany Park’s diverse, minimal collection, I came to understand that furniture shopping didn’t have to be as complicated as I thought.
Albany Park makes premium handmade, easy to assemble sofas. With 3 sophisticated core designs, its selection ranges from classy mid-century to cozy contemporary, offering sectionals, loveseats, armchairs, ottomans, and more.
With a following of over 57k on Instagram, Albany Park has been spotlighted by various media publications including Architectural Digest, Forbes, PopSugar, and Vogue.
Looking for a furniture upgrade? This brand may be for you. Keep reading this Albany furniture review as I take you through their collection, customer ratings, promotions, and more to help you decide if their pieces are worth adding to your home.
Overview of Albany Park
After a lengthy shopping adventure at their local designer showroom, the Sharptons quickly realized that buying high-quality furniture was not a simple endeavor. Darryl and Jessica were overwhelmed with the hundreds of sofa options available, and it didn’t help that they all looked the same.
In my own experience furniture shopping, I’ve often settled for pieces that ship quickly and weren’t 100% what I wanted. This was a frustration the Sharptons bumped into too, annoyed at the 4-6 weeks it would take for their new sofa to arrive.
As they waited for their order, the couple began formulating a plan that would make buying sofas a lot easier for customers. Officially founding their own company in 2019, they called it Albany Park.
When creating their brand, Darryl and Jessica Sharpton didn’t want customers to be overwhelmed with hundreds of options. And so, they developed three standard models that satisfied the needs of everyone and could be delivered within 3-5 business days. Here’s a snippet from the brand:
“Albany Park furniture comes packaged in apartment-friendly, space-conscious boxes that can easily be maneuvered in stairwells, tight hallways and throughout any home. Albany Park is radically changing the way people shop for sofas.”
Before I get into this Albany furniture review, let’s go over some initial pros and cons:
- Limited selection of Albany Park home furniture for an uncomplicated shopping experience
- Furniture arrives in apartment-friendly, space-conscious boxes that are easy to carry around the house
- 10-minute furniture assembly
- Orders arrive within 3 to 5 business days
- Offers Affirm as an alternative payment option
- Free shipping on all orders
- Only ships within the 48 contiguous states
While furniture shopping isn’t exactly a walk in the park, it doesn’t have to be a headache, either. Albany Park ensures that their service is easy to use by providing only a limited selection.
After a quick scan of their their inventory, I discovered a range of sofas, sectionals, loveseats, armchairs, and ottomans, which all embody a minimalistic but sophisticated touch.
For those newly acquainted with this brand, let this Albany furniture review be your leading guide. I’ll feature a selection of bestsellers to help you get started.
Albany Park Sofas Review
Albany Park makes sofa shopping simple with a total of 8 pieces to choose from. Ranging from traditional two-seaters, to L-shaped sofas with ottomans, to armless one-piece couches, each one is availble in multiple neutral and vibrant colors. I’ll give you the details on their best-sellers next:
Albany Kova Sofa 84” Review
There’s nothing wrong with going back to the basics. In fact, I’m kind of partial to them. The Kova Sofa 84” from Albany Park features one of the more traditional sofa designs on the market and has that classic comfy look I long for in a couch.
Built with 100% feather blend cushions held together with a sturdy, kiln-dried hardwood frame, this Albany couch will hopefully last you a lifetime of cloud-like coziness.
The back cushions are reversible, removable, and fully upholstered. It’s supported by solid wood tapered block legs to help keep things in place. Coming in either light gray or charcoal black, you can add some color to this sofa by styling it with throw pillows for a pop of vibrance.
For a staple in any living room, this Kova Sofa 84” is all yours for $1585, marked down from $1790.
Albany Kova Sofa 84” + Ottoman Review
If you find yourself lying down with a bowl of hot, buttered popcorn while watching your favorite TV show, the Kova Sofa 84” + Ottoman is the ideal couch, and here’s why: an additional component transforms the sofa into a temporary bed.
With an asset as comfy as this, I think it’d be much harder to pick myself up to go run errands or walk to my bed when it’s time for lights out—but if it means couch naps are comfier, I’m all for it. I’ve had too many stiff necks from my 20-minute snoozes.
This Albany Ottoman Park sofa is supported by a kiln-dried frame and is cushioned soft, feather-fiber blend pillows.
To keep things flexible, there’s a foam-topped webbing and a spring suspension system built-in. Available in black and grey, you can get the Kova Sofa 84” + Ottoman for $1285, marked down from $2485.
Albany Ẹkáàbọ̀ Albany Sofa Review
I found that the Ẹkáàbọ̀ Albany Sofa has an interesting backstory to it. Darryl Sharpton recently discovered his West African heritage through a DNA test and wanted to pay homage to his ancestral past.
Eager to showcase the vibrant shades of West African culture, Darryl created this piece, marking the beginning of an entire furniture collection that’s now available at Albany Park.
“Each piece of this lively, dynamic, and colorful collection is upholstered in incredibly soft velvet and brings Afro-politan life seamlessly into your cozy living room.” I love this!
The Albany sofa features a mesmerizing blue, orange, and brown pattern that’s decorated with a soft velvet material. The Ẹkáàbọ̀ Albany Sofa also comes in an alternative West African pattern of Akwaaba velvet, which showcases a fun mix of teals, oranges, and black accents.
You can also choose what leg style you would prefer, with a range of finishes from walnut to gold metal. For a sofa that’s sure to bring some spice into your living space, the Ẹkáàbọ̀ Albany Sofa was originally priced at $1119, but you can get it now for $995.
Albany Kova L-Shape + Ottoman Review
This looks like the ideal sofa for having your friends and family over to watch the game. I think the Kova L-Shape + Ottoman provides the perfect amount of space to seat your guests. I love that the couch has two more sections than a plain old sofa, making it more spacious and luxurious for lounging and entertaining.
Though with its 100% feather blend seat cushions, your guests may stay longer than you planned. This Albany L-shaped Ottoman has a built-in kiln-dried frame and removable, reversible seat cushions supported by tapered block legs.
Available in light grey or dark grey, you can add some cream-colored throw blankets to make things even cozier for that big night in. The Kova L-Shape + Ottomon is priced at $2575, amounting to $1500 in savings (originally price: $4075).
Albany Park Sofa Review
I’ve often dreamed of a living room with a sophisticated and timeless aesthetic. If you have too, the Park Sofa definitely fits the bill as a stylish addition to your home decor. Showcasing a vintage-inspired design, this couch has built-in high resiliency foam wrapped in cruelty-free synthetic feathers.
This classy mid-century modern design comes in four shades of materials including blue and olive green velvet along with grey fabric and vegan leather. You can also choose the steel leg style to support your sofa, including a brushed gold finish and matte black polish.
To really up the class of this couch, I recommend pairing it with some tassel pillows and a Persian rug underneath. Go for the more extravagant option with the Park Sofa for $995, marked down from $1399.
Albany Sectional Sofa Review
The Park Sectional Sofa is a slight upgrade from the Park Sofa. With an elongated seat compartment joined onto the rest of the couch, I think it ultimately offers more room for your guests to have an exquisite tea party.
Available in a soft, velvety material, this Albany sectional sofa features a chic and stylish velvet exterior that’ll elevate your living space from a 7 to a 10. I appreciate that you can choose the side that contains its sectional component (left or right).
This Albany furniture sectional can be supported by legs with a gorgeous gold polish or a black matte finish. You can purchase class and elegance for a reasonable price at $1895 for the Park Sectional Sofa, marked down from $2495.
Albany Park Armchair Review
In the Albany Park collection, you can explore 6 pieces in a variety of colors and fabrics. While the selection is limited, I think the look of the line is anything but, with pieces ranging from modern to mid-century, including less common armless and corner designs.
Check out the most popular pieces just below in this Albany furniture review:
Albany Armchair Review
To compliment your Albany Park two-piece sectional, I’d recommend adding an Armchair to complete your living room set. This Albany Park chair features a boxy design that’s almost geometric in style.
Upholstered in chic and smooth velvet, I imagine cozying up with a blanket while relaxing with a book in hand and tea by my side. With legs in either an exquisite gold or matte black finish, the Armchair comes in multiple shades including green, blue, gray, pink, and orange.
To offset the angular design, I suggest placing a circular rug underneath for some visual contrast. This $495 armchair was originally priced at $699, so you know you’re getting a good deal.
Albany Park Armchair Review
I’m a personal believer in armchairs with personality. Simple, comfy couch? Add elegance and flair to your living room with the Park Armchair.
Designed for those who aren’t a fan of sharp angles, you can opt for this soft-looking chair instead. This design showcases a more rounded style due to its accompanying armrests, pillows, and backboard.
Its mid-century form matches the Park Sectional Sofa seamlessly if you prefer your seating to match. Choose between this Albany armchair in blue, gray, green, and orange.
The steel legs are available in muted gold or matte black. Made out of comfortable, high resiliency foam wrapped in synthetic fibers, you can get this $797 Park Armchair for a bargain at $595.
Albany Park Ottoman Review
If you didn’t go with the chaise option for your Park sofa, I’d recommend picking up a matching ottoman if you’re a fan of putting your feet up.
This mid-century design can extend the matching sectional or armchair for next-level comfort. Built out of high resiliency foam covered in a velvety exterior, you can stretch out with this foot rest after a long day.
This piece is designed in blue and olive green velvet or vegan leather. For the legs, you can choose from a black matte polish or gold brushed finish. Kick back and relax with the Park Ottoman for a discounted price of $395, marked down from $595.
Albany Park Furniture Reviews: What Do Customers Think?
It’s hard not to love this brand’s chic-looking furniture, but I have to keep in mind that sofas are more than looks. When it comes to getting your furniture, delivery and customer service is equally as important as the shopping experience. So in this part of my Albany furniture review, I set out in search of feedback.
After a quick roam around the web, I found a generally positive customer response. However, I should note that there are only a limited number of outsider sources that hold reviews for this brand. I’ll show you what I mean after checking out AlbanyPark.com.
On their website, there are over 136 reviews for all products with a general rating of 4.5/5 stars. Most Albany sofa reviews detail that their furniture was simple to assemble and that they were impressed by its overall quality.
“My Albany sofa arrived in the promised delivery window, and looked beautiful upon arrival. Setup was easy (with two people). The vegan leather option is very pretty, the color is unmatched, and it will no doubt wear well. Looks great, expensive, and is very comfortable. Great purchase,” one customer posted in the Albany Park Kova reviews section.
There are a few Albany Park pieces on Amazon, but only the Park Sofa has reviews. Customers rate the couch as 4.4/5 stars, out of 40 reviews. Buyers left comments stating that the design was gorgeous and comfortable.
I found a few Albany Park Furniture Reddit threads with positive comments as well, such as this one: “I have the Park sofa and ottoman and love them. The quality is great for the price and it’s very comfortable. It was quite firm when we first got it but it’s sort of broken in now and softer.“
Not all reviews are as glowing though. Some report sofas that creaked while others mentioned long shipping times. While I definitely take those into consideration, there are far more positives than negatives here. See my final verdict below.
Is Albany Park Furniture Worth It?
Shopping for home decor is no cakewalk, which is why after considering everything in this Albany furniture review, I recommend this brand for anyone frustrated with the traditional process. I love that their basic collection is easy to navigate and simple—unlike retailers with 100s of brands to choose from.
Despite having just 3 core styles, Albany furniture is surprisingly versatile. All of their styles are modern, chic, and trendy but each style offers a different look. The quick delivery times (and free shipping) are seriously convenient, as is the easy assembly process. If you live in a small city apartment, the compact packaging is a bonus as well.
The only negative aspect is the limited customer reviews (a couple hundred, according to my research). That’s not too surprising for such a young brand though, and overall, I read that most customers are happy with how Albany furniture looks, feels, and holds up.
Albany Park Furniture Promotions & Discounts
While writing this Albany furniture review, I found that most products are available at a discounted price. You can also save $100 if your sign up for their newsletter. Shipping is always free.
Where to Buy Albany Park Furniture
You can shop sofas, sectionals, armchairs, and ottomans by visiting AlbanyPark.com. You can also find their collections at third-party stores including Amazon, Wayfair, Walmart, and Edloe Finch.
What is Albany Park’s Shipping Policy?
Albany Park only ships within the continental US. The company offers free shipping on all orders. Orders typically take 3 to 5 business days using their main courier, UPS Ground delivery. When you order ships, you’ll receive a tracking number to help monitor your at-home furniture Albany packages.
What is Albany Park’s Return Policy?
Not pumped about your new sofa? You can return your order within 30 days of receiving it. Buyers are charged a return shipping fee that is equal to 10% of the amount paid. If you don’t have the original packaging intact, you’ll be charged 20% of the paid value. To start the return process, reach out to their customer service team.
During this review, I discovered an Albany furniture warranty on all products. If your product is defective within 10 years of ownership, the company will replace it at no cost.
How to Contact Albany Park
For any questions I didn’t answer in this Albany furniture review, you can contact the company through:
- Email: [email protected]
- Message form on their website
- Chat function on their website
- Mailing address: 6711 Stella Link Rd, Suite 365, Houston, TX 77005
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