A Canadian tradition since 1919. Handmade sofas, chairs, and sectionals of the finest quality.

Barrymore has been a Canadian tradition since 1919. Barrymore craftsmen produce outstanding custom-made sofas, chairs, sectionals and beds in their Toronto factory. Welcome to a place where furniture isn’t manufactured. It’s made by hand, made for generations. Barrymore is committed to quality you can see: you can watch cutters, sewers and upholsterers with years of training, experience and dedication at work through the large windows in the factory.

Custom Options

Something not quite right? No problem. Due to Barrymore’s hand made nature almost every aspect of the piece can be customized!

Seating

Signature Seating

Barrymore has perfected its signature seating construction with an ideal combination of support, durability and softness. The core has an inner layer of high density foam sandwiched between two layers of convolute foam. The front edge is made from a high-density, high-resilience foam. The entire foam core is encased by a thick, two-sided high-loft polyester fibre duvet.

Firm Seating

Firm cushions have a firmer foam core than our signature seats. This option may be requested on any custom order at no charge. For those with lower back problems we do not recommend Firm Seating; a better option is lumbar toss pillows.

Feather's Deluxe Seating

Feathers Deluxe seat cushions have a foam core wrapped with a generous envelope waterfowl feathers and polyester clusters encased in down proof ticking. Feathers Deluxe seating is soft and has a lived-in look. If you "fluff-up" your Feathers Deluxe cushions regularly, they will reward you with long lasting comfort and style. Feathers Deluxe seating is available on most pieces.

Premium Seating

Premium Seats are designed for those who want a bit more support. The inner core has a layer of high density foam sandwiched between two layers of high density Memory Foam. The front edge is made from a high-density, high-resilience foam. The entire foam core is encased by a thick, two-sided high-loft polyester fibre duvet. All the foams are soy based. Premium Seats are exceptionally durable.

No-Charge Options

Contrast Welt

A Welt is a fabric used on a cushion or pillow in order to cover the seam as well as strengthen the upholstery. A Self Welt is a welt that matches the rest of the upholstery on the piece. Contrast Welt is a welt in contrasting fabric and is meant to stand out

Number of Cushions

On any Barrymore sofa with loose cushions you can choose between 2 or 3 back cushions and whether you want 3 seat cusions, 2 seat cusions, or 1 bench seat.

Back Cushion Styles

Available on any models with loose back cushions.

Box

Envelope

Knife Edge

Box with Slightly Rounded Corners

Shorten Seat Depth

Feet don't touch the floor? The seat depth can be shortened by 3/4" or 1-1/2" on any Barrymore model with loose back cushions at no charge. The back rail of the piece is thickened thus reducing the seat depth. This does not change the overall size of the piece.

Add Buttons

Buttons can be applied to back cushions, tight back pieces or toss pillows at no charge (with loose back cushions, a button actually means two buttons, one on each side of the pillow).

Change Legs

The legs can be changed on most models with exposed legs. Please note that not all legs are compatible with all models and changing the leg may change the height of the piece. Our in-store product experts can advise on suitable leg choices and possibilities.

More Options

Valence

Choose from several styles of valence: standard, waterfall, or dressmaker skirt, to name a few.

Decorative Trims

The functional and decorative details that your cushions have will change the look of your sofa. A Fabric Trim is an optional decorative detail that can be applied like a welt along the seam of a cushion or pillow. Contrast Cord on Back Cushions, Bouillon Trim as Sofa Skirt, and stitched banding are just some of the possibilities.

Chair Bases

Many styles of Barrymore chairs can be converted to swivel, swivel rocker, or swivel pedestal bases.

Nailhead Trim

Nail Heads are solid brass tacks with decorative heads driven by hand along the welt lines of fine upholstery by Barrymore craftsmen. A contemporary approach also applies them in creative designs. There are many different sizes and colours of nails avaiable.

Custom Dimensions

If the standard dimensions of a sofa, chair, or sectional don't suit your room they can often be customized. The length, depth, and height of most pieces can adjusted. Our in store product experts can help you plan out your custom piece.

Coverings and Finishes

Cachet Fabrics

Choose any of over 300 of Barrymore's standard fabrics, all at the same price. Whether it be a Crypton performance fabric or an intricate pattern, chances are you can find it in the Barrymore fabric library. Two fabrics can also be mixed on the same piece to create your own unique creation.

Leathers

Because Barrymore leathers are full grain and superbly tanned, they feel luxurious and are highly durable. Barrymore leathers have character. They retain natural markings, colour variations and grain differences. Several types of leather are available. Protected leathers are great for everyday use and easy to clean. Pull-up leathers are impregnated with oils and waxes which scratch and lighten over time to create a beatiful natural patina. Natural full grain leathers receive minimal surface treatment and are butter soft. They show the most natural markings and will absorb oils and liquids and change colour over time.

Wood Finishes

Wooden frames and legs can be stained in over 20 different colours. Barrymore Wood Finishes come in classic wood tones, new metallics and a lacquer finish in any Benjamin Moore colour. With the latter finishes, Barrymore will accent grooves and edges with a darker tone. Barrymore also offers a clear lacquer which will present as darker or lighter depending on the wood.

Designer Fabrics

For something uniquely yours, your 'Barrymore' can be upholstered in designer fabrics from Robert Allen, Kravet, Maxwell, and more.

What’s Inside

THE FRAME

We start with a 100% Canadian kiln-dried hardwood frame – maple, oak, ash or birch. All key joints are double-dowelled as well as glued and screwed. Corner blocks are used to disperse weight equally along the base and side. Try lifting a Barrymore sofa and you’ll see the difference.

THE SPRINGS

Eight-way hand-tied coils are the gold standard for high-quality upholstery, expensive and labour-intensive as they are. Barrymore has replaced the traditional burlap base and hemp twine with ultra-strong polypropylenes — an ideal marriage of tradition and technology.

THE ARMS

A layer of cotton felt carefully wrapped over the hardwood frame, then sturdy polyurethane foam for shape, then another layer of cotton felt – all combine to give a luxurious feel.

THE CUSHIONS

The Seat Cushions. Barrymore Signature Seating uses convoluted foam with 2.2 lbs density. Each foam core is pre-stressed and covered with a luxurious envelope of high-loft polyester fibre. This seating construction – perfected over several decades – provides an ideal combination of support, durability, and softness.

The Back Cushions. The finest Dacron fiber available is used in a channeled cotton casing to ensure longevity and comfort.

Our Barrymore Showcase

Amadeo

Multiple Pieces Available
VIEW

Carlton

W29 D33 H41
VIEW

Carmen

W29 D34 H33
VIEW

Cluny

Multiple Pieces Available
VIEW

Coulter

W30 D33.5 H46
VIEW

Dickens

Multiple Pieces Available
VIEW

Ditchburn

W35 D36 H36
VIEW

Dylan

Multiple Pieces Available
VIEW

Edmund

Multiple Pieces Available
VIEW

Faulkner

Multiple Pieces Available
VIEW

Huntley

W31 D35 H35
VIEW

Kerr

Multiple Pieces Available
VIEW

Loft Look

Multiple Pieces Available
VIEW

Manhattan

Multiple Pieces Available
VIEW

Matteo

Multiple Pieces Available
VIEW

Metro

Multiple Pieces Available
VIEW

Portofino

Multiple Pieces Available
VIEW

Prescott

Multiple Pieces Available
VIEW

Sabina

W31 D33 H42
VIEW

Trent

Multiple Pieces Available
VIEW

Trey

Multiple Pieces Available
VIEW

Versailles Bergère

W30 D31 H34
VIEW

Waylan

W31 D32 H35
VIEW

William

W31 D31 H31
VIEW
VIEW THE ENTIRE BARRYMORE LINE IN THE E-GALLERY