This is exactly like the picture - and the fabric is nice rich linen weave and the brads are silver toned. Same dark grey color as in the picture. I am not sure why "Taupe" is in the title. There is nothing taupe about this bench. Very sturdy and comfy to sit on. The only thing negative I can say about this piece you can see in the photo if you do a close up and look at the fabric on the legs. There is a very SLIGHT wrinkle/bunching of fabric in a few spots. This doesn't bother me - I am using two together at the foot of a king size bed, so I just turned the not so great sides to the middle. But if you are a perfectionist, you might want to take a look at the picture and see if you can live with this. Very generous dimensions - and our room is large this wasn't a problem. But if space is a concern, check out the dimensions first. They arrived very quickly and the packaging was amazing. It had rained before I got home and the bottom of the box was wet. However inside the box there was a raised bottom (and top) made out of a corregated material and the bench was covered with a cloth drawstring cover. Not even a little damp! I was very relieved. I love the way these look at the foot of my bed and couldn't be happier with them.