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Our Story

Sofa Outlet is the Bay Area's largest dealer of custom and copycat sofas with a beautiful 7500+ sq. ft. showroom. We have been featured on KPIX Channel 5's Consumer Reports, Eye on the Bay, DIY’s House Crashers and HGTV's Color Splash and in The Wave Magazine. Established in 1996, Sofa Outlet works with clients to replicate designs similar to those found in popular retail stores such as Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel and Room & Board.


Offering more than 1,000 different styles and 3,000 fabric options including Pindler & Pindler and Robert Allen, all items are tailored to your needs. Customization is available on components such as arms, legs and cushions. In addition to an expanded selection of sofa, love seat, chair and sectional options, Sofa Outlet offers custom upholstered storage ottomans and headboards and carries occasional tables, entertainment centers, armoires, complete bedroom and dining sets.


Sofa Outlet is family-owned and operated for nearly 2 decades. Over the past 18 years we have built a solid reputation as an honest, reliable and hardworking company that is proud of the tailoring, quality and attention to detail that is put into each piece of furniture that we sell.


**Quick turn- around time for most upholstered products at only 2 weeks. 


Mary Seaton, President

Mary Seaton, President of Sofa Outlet in San Mateo - Interior Designer and Builder

Head designer, Mary Seaton began her career at the age of nineteen as the youngest agent on the San Mateo Board of Realtors selling to local coast side residents as well as high executives at Apple, Inc.


For over 35 years, Mary has administered her expertise as an interior designer and builder. A native Californian, Mary’s success in design as well as the real estate industry is what stimulated her interest in custom furniture.  She soon realized the pertinent demand for high quality furniture modified to her own as well as her client’s needs. In addition to her focus on the interior of the home, Mary’s international inspiration is suffused on the exterior of many of the 20+ homes she has built throughout the Bay Area.  


Mary is a graduate of Notre Dame de Namur and holds a degree in Counseling Psychology with a minor in Business Finance. She is the proud recipient of several prestigious awards including The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), Women’s Initiative, and Who’s Who and is a partner with the San Francisco Chapter, ASID.



Collette Seaton, Vice President

Collette "Coco" Seaton, Vice President of Sofa Outlet. University of SF, UC Berkeley. Designer.

Collette Seaton is the Vice President of Sofa Outlet. Watching her parents build homes as a child and mother, Mary Seaton search for the ideal furniture and lighting to compliment the spaces they built, Collette was not a novice to furniture and design.


Collette studied law at the University of San Francisco and is a Cum Laude graduate of UC Berkeley, with a double major in Liberal Arts.  Although Collette has always been fascinated by the American judicial system, she discovered at an early age that design too was an interesting field.


With an impressive memory and attention to detail, Collette ensures that all orders placed are precise from beginning throughout the delivery process.



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