I bought four of these to go at my kitchen island. I liked them because they fit in with the modern style of my house, and the backs are only 36-inches tall, so they don't extend too far above my countertop. We have a cream-colored leather sofa in our adjoining family room, so I thought it would be a nice way to tie the rooms together. While these chairs are beautiful and very well made, there are two things I would change about them if I could. First, the seat is very deep. I wish they were a little shorter so I could push them further under my island. Second, they are a little more yellow than I'd like them to be. If they were sitting next to my cream-colored sofa, I wouldn't be able to use them, but since they're in the next room, I don't think the color difference is that noticeable. Anyway, neither of these things is a deal-breaker, and I'm keeping them and am happy with them. My family was here at xmas, and everyone really liked them, and my mom couldn't stop talking about how comfortable they are.