After reading some reviews of the sofa on Crate & Barrel's site and scanning the Apartment Therapy classifieds (where second-hand versions of the sofa show up a lot) we came to the conclusion that the major complaint most people have has to do with the tufted buttons. They seem to pop off or unwravel under heavy-duty use (dogs, kids, etc) so this may be an issue to consider if you're extra-hard on your sofa. Apart from those complaints, we've heard that it's a great looking, reasonably priced piece that holds up to medium wear just fine.
We went looking for some examples of real homes that include the Petrie, and we found quite a few. For details and more information on each home, click through the links below.