The bed was exactly as pictured and the frame was also nice and sturdy. However, there were only 5 thin horizontal planks holding up the box spring and mattress. For a king size bed, since there are two box springs, the bed started sagging towards the middle where the two box springs met and the planks became warped. Luckily, this was an easy problem to solve, we simply screwed on a few legs in the middle of the planks.
I like the padding around the platform. The fat, elderly cat likes it, too, because it gives him a step rather than having to jump. The style is a little trendy, I think, and may get old in a few years. Otherwise, it looks nice and is a fine purchase for the price. The delivery team had it set up in minutes and took away all the packing material.