Was looking for mix of modern and transitional. Is more transitional, but with modern touches. Easy to assemble with given tool, but need long screw driver (used electric) for chair seats - to put on seat cushions. Cushions can easily be changed. Wood it beautiful. Medium walnut-looking base color and middle light wood color has dimension with darker flecks in it. Looks like it came with our long rectangular table and matching bench from World Market bought a couple years ago. Doesn't over power room (see dimensions of chair), yet defines our light colored tile and walls well with its match to the table. Great deal and great seats for price. Would have bought these in a showroom if I had seen them. Naive modern touches without overdoing them! Good buy - got 4.