Was very excited when I found this bench on Overstock. Received it in 3 days and was totally disappointed as the color of the bench is not beige/creme, as it is stated in the description, but is very gray. Unfortunately, have to send it back.
This review is on the upholstered top, as upon removing it from the box and inspecting it, I repackaged it and returned the whole bench. The fabric on the upholstered top is not velvet, nor it something that could pass for velvet. It was similar to a felt, but not soft, very thin, and very cheap. The color was light beige with a tinge of grey. The "foam" was very hard. I probably would not have returned the bench, except the real problem was that most of the stitching on the "fabric" was pulling apart to reveal the stitching holes and white thread that was used to try to sew the pieces together. It was as if the fabric was so cheap that it couldn't actually be held together by the stitches. I would not recommend this bench.
I read all of the reviews before I made this purchased and noticed everyone stated the bench was a light grey color, instead of the beige. I have been wanting this bench for over a year and took the chance buying it while secretly hoping it would arrive in beige. Well, that it did not. It arrived in light grey. However, I still loved it mad kept it. It looks beautiful in our entryway. The cushion is more on the firm side, but I am fine with that. It is simply meant for people to sit down and take their shoes and jackets off. I really love the sophisticated look of the bench and truly recommend it to buyers. Lots of compliments on it thus far!!
Height of bench ideal for placing this item at the end of your bed. Width ideal for our King bed. Height & width make this item better than other benches I've seen. Fabric is not a true velvet so a short rough feeling pile to it. Bench is very hard due to strong springs, in some ways this is a good thing because we expect it to last longer. The legs did not screw in straight (yes you have to put them on when the item arrives) so now the bench has crooked legs. All in all, aesthetically this bench is worth the money for two reasons only, it's overall height and width.
I ordered this bench to go in a dressing room closet. It was easy to put together and matches the other bedroom furniture very well. The seat is a little stiff but it is basically to sit on while putting on shoes and socks, etc. It did have a strong chemical smell when first unpacked but it diminished in about 7 days. color was accurate.
Love my bench. The cushioned seat is quite hard (not very comfortable) but it sits in my foyer and don't expect it to be used much, so serves my purpose well. If you are looking for a seat that will be used, probably chose something different. But design is very unique and it looks great in my foyer with a rug I bought on Overstock.