About Us

Who is The Sofa Guy?

Our Company Mission

To provide an long lasting, extraordinary experience for our clients in a warm, friendly and knowledgeable environment.

The Sofa Guy Philosophy

A sofa is the heart of a room, and we put our heart into everything we do; bridging the gap between an interior design firm and a furniture store. Like a design firm we embrace the creative process; make house calls, collaborate with clients and coordinate the details.  Like a furniture store, clients come in, find a piece or pieces they like, order it in the fabric they want and  enjoy the rest of their day!

The Sofa Guy Promise

We promise to always do the right thing on behalf of our customers. Placing our client’s needs first, we consistently strive to improve; to deliver exceptional customer service and furnishings of the highest quality.

The Sofa Guy staff of furniture specialists and interior designers
Paul Trent in The Sofa Guy’s design studio

Our History

In 1996, we opened our first furniture store with a business partner in Venice Beach, calling it Philip Paul Designs. I had a degree from UCLA but I didn’t know a thing about design or furniture. I was an “actor” which meant I actually was a waiter. Soon I earned a degree in business from the “University of Life”, learned a thing or two about furniture and design, and bought out the partner.

From the original store in Venice Beach, we changed our name to Welcome Home Interiors (which we still use for large interior design and commercial projects). We liked the idea of helping our clients create welcoming environments in their homes.

When we described what we do, people would say “Oh the Sofa Guy! My neighbor just bought a sectional from you guys.”; or something similar. We got that so often we finally gave in. We figured it’s simple, memorable, and a little goofy. We embraced the moniker and today we are The Sofa Guy Inc.

We moved our business to Thousand Oaks in 2003. We started by keeping things simple; no showroom, no employees; just us, our catalogues and fabric swatches working from home and going on lots and lots of house calls.

During the last 10 years, we have moved the business out of the house and into the Westlake Design Center, and in 2013 we made our BIG move to Thousand Oaks Boulevard. We hope to be able to add more stores in the future and continue to serve the Conejo Valley.

Paul and Holly Trent
Paul and Holly Trent, The Sofa Guy owners

We are proud to be a local, family owned business who have chosen to live and raise a family in Thousand Oaks.  We love participating in church, school and the many amazing community based activities this area has to offer.

We appreciate your business and trust you will value knowing when you do business with us, you are doing business with your neighbor, keeping not only ‘Thousand Oaks Strong’, but the entire ‘Conejo Valley Strong’.

Every day we are filled with gratitude in our hearts for this blessing.

Our Press

We are so humbled to be featured by our local Conejo Valley friends in the press! We love being a part of the Thousand Oaks community and partnering with locals to curate exclusive designs that inspire others.