I bought a set of these to go at the island in my kitchen. They arrived on time and it took about an hour for me and my husband to get them together. One complaint is the directions are not the clearest . Also, the cross bars did not fit 100% flush with the legs; however, once assembled, you don't even notice. The chairs are a very dark brown faux leather. They are soft, very comfortable and fit perfectly under my island counter. My decorating style is a bit eclectic, and they fit well with my traditional/modern/primitive pieces. Overall, for the money spent, these chairs are well worth it and I am happy with my purchase. I would definitely make another Overstock purchase!