Review of the La-Z-Boy Colby duo® Reclining Loveseat
January 1, 2021
Part of our award-winning duo® series, the Colby duo® reclining loveseat features graceful rolled arms, decorative wood legs, padded outer arms, and a padded outer back. A duo® favourite, it has the unexpected power to recline.
The Colby loveseat is one of the top 5 best selling loveseats at La-Z-Boy Ottawa & Kingston.
Racha Pharaon has been a design consultant at the Nepean La-Z-Boy location for 15 months. During this time, she’s noticed a lot of client interest in our Colby duo® furniture, particularly the loveseat.
She says people love the classic elegant look with an added hidden gem, the reclining feature. Also, it’s perfect for both short and tall people. And, she states that “it’s the most comfortable of all of the Duo’s furniture collection. The ideal firmness of the seat means no need to add an upgraded cushion!”
Read on for a detailed and comprehensive review of the Colby loveseat.
1. Features Unique to the Colby Reclining Loveseat
Colby’s versatile frame can be dressed up for a formal setting or dressed more casually for a family room. Dual controllers on the outside arms let you recline and raise the leg rests with ease, while built-in USB ports charge your devices. Patented ComfortCore® seat cushions provide optimum support for reading, relaxing, or watching TV. Make it yours with your choice of fabrics and available upgrades.
- Transitional style power reclining loveseat
- Rolled arms
- Decorative wood legs
- Padded outer arms and outer back
- Dual side-mounted controls recline and raise the leg rests
- Built-in USB ports charge your phones or tablets
- Patented ComfortCore® seat cushions
- Double-picked blown fibre fill for improved shape retention
- Premium grade fabrics and leathers tested to resist wear and fading
As stated above, this La-Z-Boy loveseat recliner will accommodate most body heights.
3. Different Furniture Styles in the Colby duo® Family
Colby duo® Reclining Chair
A chair with a stationary look and an unexpected power to recline. The chair comes with all the same features as the loveseat.
Colby duo® Reclining Sofa
A sofa with a stationary look and the unexpected power to recline. The sofa comes with all the same features as the loveseat.
The starting cost of the Colby loveseat is $4,219.
Some may consider it pricy, but this La-Z-Boy loveseat has the look of a standard stationary loveseat and has a reclining motor built into it. It’s one of our higher-end collections.
Many variables make up the cost of a loveseat. The Colby is one of the more expensive options sold in the market and industry. It’s more costly than other reclining loveseats because there is no manual option; it only comes in power.
The Colby loveseat’s higher price bracket can also be attributed to the higher quality of materials used in this loveseat’s construction.
*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change. We aim to update all cost-related articles twice per year. This article was last updated on October, 2022. Please visit lzb.com and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most up-to-date pricing.
5. Options & Upgrades
At La-Z-Boy, everything is customizable, including the Colby reclining loveseat. You can make customizations to the fabric, seat cushions, wood finish, & pillows to make the loveseat uniquely yours.
Choosing the cover is a crucial decision in determining your Colby Duo reclining loveseat’s look and feel.
At La-Z-Boy, we have over 900 fabrics and leathers from which to choose. There is something for every budget and style.
By taking advantage of our free fabric swatch service, (get up to 3 swatches mailed to your home), you can play around with colours, textures, and patterns to find inspiration and contemplate your selection.
In addition to style and quality, we also offer fabric options that cater to your busy lifestyle. If you have children or pets, you need to choose a fabric that is durable and stain-resistant. In this case, you may consider our iClean fabric.
Please note that reclining furniture purchased prior to January 2021 had the option to upgrade to airform cushions. This cushion includes a two-inch layer of premium quality memory foam added on top of the standard foam base within the seat, chaise and leg rest of the unit.
Give your loveseat legs a completely custom look with a different wood finish. Match your current décor or add a striking contrast. The Bexley sofa comes with a brown mahogany finish. There are two optional finishes: standard coffee and graphite.
Looking for that perfect accent piece? This sofa comes with matching pillows. But if you are going for a bolder look, you can opt to get them in a contrasting cover that will set your furniture apart. Also, you can choose to add either a cord or fringe pillow edge treatment.
Add down fill feathers and upgrade your pillows to FeatherLite Comfort.
If you are looking for an environmentally-conscious cover option, La-Z-Boy also offers a conserve fabric. This fabric is soft, durable, and sustainable, as it is made from recycled water bottles. In fact, to cover your Colby loveseat, about 50 water bottles are reused.
6. Is The Colby duo® Reclining Loveseat Right For You?
The Colby is the only reclining loveseat that has the classic stationary and timeless look.
It meets most of our La-Z-Boy clientele’s tastes and preferences.
Racha’s clients love the Colby’s classic elegant look; it’s not puffy like some other reclining loveseats. It’s stylish, it reclines, and it’s perfect for both short and tall people.
She says, “the Colby is the most comfortable of all of the duo’s collection and the perfect firmness of the seat (no need to add any upgrade)”.
She says some clients mention that they don’t like the rounded arms or the slow-motion when reclining.
It is also one of our most expensive reclining loveseats and may not be suitable for someone looking for a more economical choice.
The Colby Duo reclining loveseat has five stars out of 5 stars in North America. When it comes to comfort, quality, and design, the Colby loveseat has only received 5-star reviews.
“REALLY comfortable and good looking couch and love seat. These replaced the old leather ones. The size is great for my short wife. And the electric foot rest plus the cell phone charging outlet is very nice indeed. The hard working delivery guys had great attitudes and did a top notch job…just like the folks who built this fine furniture for us.” [sic] Mike P.
“My leather Colby Duo Reclining Loveseat is gorgeous (perfect color), comfortable (my feet touch the floor) and was delivered by four gentleman who took such good care of my walls carrying it up two flights of stairs. They wore masks and three of them left the house quickly after placing it upstairs while I completed looking it over and signing for its delivery.
Back in the 90’s I had purchased a La-Z-Boy sectional which was reasonably priced, great wearing material, comfortable, and of great quality. So when I wanted to buy a duo reclining loveseat, I only shopped at La-Z-Boy. The 12 months with no interest payment plan offered was a plus, also.”[sic} Cathy B.
“It’s great, comfortable, and our kids climb all over it. It’s become a nice little nook for us to unwind.” [sic] Neil T.
Racha had a customer who came into her store with her husband, and they tried all of our furniture. They ended up buying two Colby reclining loveseats and a sofa in leather for their livingroom and office. It was a sizable investment, but it was worth it to have both the comfort and the style to them.
If you are interested in the Colby duo® reclining loveseat, why not start shopping today?
In addition to the Colby, we have a wide variety of loveseats to choose from in our local Ottawa and Kingston La-Z-Boy showrooms. We offer a loveseat for every style and comfort preference!
Visit us in-store or schedule a visit online.
If you’re still unsure whether you’d prefer a sofa or loveseat, check out Loveseat vs. Sofa: Size, cost, function and how to choose?
*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change. Please visit lzb.ca and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most up-to-date pricing.
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