This is a beautiful ottoman and the exact piece that I needed in my front room. It ties everything together. I have had compliments on it from every guest that has seen it. I don't have any issues with the design at all. I think it could have been constructed to be somewhat sturdier (you cannot sit on the ottoman; it is not designed to hold much weight) The ottoman is constructed to be a foot rest. You can obviously sit a tray on the ottoman also. My grandchildren want to sit on it and I can't allow that because their weight could possibly damage the frame. It's just something to be aware of. My last ottoman was extremely sturdy and designed for sitting so we are adjusting. My small dog and large cat love to lounge on it though lol. I love the piece however. The fabric is really pretty. The pattern does not match up in the corners very well but that doesn't bother me because of the overall design and look of the ottoman. The fabric is busy and trying to match the pattern on 6 corners would be labor intensive and I imagine would increase the cost of the item. The fabric is fairly smooth and soft to the touch. Once again, I love this piece and really have no complaints. Just sharing some general observations.