Sometimes less is more! This is indeed the case with these cube ottomans. They suit my needs perfectly. I originally bought a bench type ottoman (Sheffield), with the split top lid/tray. I will comment on that one a little later in my review.
The cube ottoman is about as close to perfect as it can get for me, the size, the shape, the color, the quality, and the cost. These things are very comfortable, whether youíre resting your feet or your backside. They can be placed side-by-side to give a bench look if desired, or they can separated and used as surge seating. The dark brown is really dark, but not black. Itís amply big enough for use as a foot rest, yet small enough so as not to bring undue attention to itís presence. I paid more than twice the cost for the bench type ottoman, but didnít like it near as much, which is why I decided to send it back.
And speaking of bench type (a.k.a Sheffield Espresso Storage Bench Ottoman), it was nice, well made, and the leather covering really enhanced itís appearance. But the cushions were way too firmÖfelt like you were resting your feet on a brick. My feet literally started to hurt after just a minute or two on it. It wasnít any more forgiving on oneís backside either. However, It is a very nice piece. It just wasn't very functional for me; and the color looked very much like black to me. I just couldnít convince myself that it worked in the color scheme Iím trying to achieve.
The cubes are slightly smaller in size, much more comfortable in use, somewhat closer to the color I wanted, well made, and a much more reasonable cost. Yes, sometimes less is more, and in this case MUCH MORE!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Fairly close
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Appears to be very well made.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very Accurate
My credit card was charged 6/28/13. I called about non-receipt 7/10/13; was told they would arrive by 7/15/13. It was obvious that the person to whom I spoke did not bother to check my order, just gave a standard response. On 7/17/13, not having received the ottomans, and seeing them listed online as out of stock, I cancelled the order and requested a refund. No refund, no response; it's 7/20/13.
Don't get me wrong, I like this cube. I just think at almost $** it is a little overpriced. I also would swear I remember it as being advertised as a "storage" cube which it is not. I checked and it is not being sold that way, so I am mistaken.
I bought it because it matched my Knight chair and it does that to a tee.
It is well made, comfortable and light.
Normally, I not buy it again, but since I am probably going to buy another Christopher Knight chair, I will probably but another Ashton cube as well.
This ottoman is just the right size for a small room. I have a small club chair that I got the ottoman to use with. It is perfect! It is strong enough to sit on and is just the right height to go with my chair.
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