We were so pleasantly surprised with everything regarding this purchase! the ottoman is beautiful! The leather is beautiful and sturdy. The inside storage compartment is very large and fully lined. It is perfect for storing a stack of magazines and a blanket. We were also lucky in that it is a perfect match to our espresso leather couch. It is very solidly made - especially the hinges on the lift-top. Plus, it arrived fully assembled and wrapped so tightly that it was in pristine condition. Just unwrap it and plop it down wherever you want it! We're very impressed.