Lovely occasional chairs. Easy to put together, although I was given two of one piece and none of another so I just made do. Hasn't seemed to have affected the chair at all. The fabric is a sort of chenille texture and as others have mentioned the lighter color is beige, not white or ivory. I love the detailing in the wood around the bottom of the seat; enlarge the picture to see what I mean. I bought two of these for my living room and am so glad I did! A chic way to bring animal print into your decor without getting too "Jungle Room."