I bought the ottoman to use in place of a coffee table in my apartment. It works perfectly. The color is not a bright white (I had asked a representative about that and she wasn't sure) its more of a natural dingy white color. I hesitate to call it off-white because off-white are usually a little cream colored. Anyway looked perfect with the other colors in the room. There also two sets of dimensions listed (or there were when I purchased) and its the smaller set. That was another question I had asked customer service and she thought it was the bigger dimensions. I was happy it was smaller because that worked better for me. Works perfect for an apartment or small space. It really does look more expensive than it is. The arms and fluidity in which the top opens and closes and inside lining are part of why it looks that way. It also has the right amount of stiffness and cushion. I have a tray on it that I somtimes put drinks on and it is stiff enough to make that work but comfortable enough to use as a foot rest. I use it to store the bedding for my sleeper couch (with a queen sized mattress) and it fits everything (even the comforter!) along with some extra throw blankets and full-sized air matress. Its been a great item. I've had it for a little over a month now and am thrilled with it.