We fell in love with this bar stool when we saw it. Although we kept coming back to the eggplant, we ended up purchasing the cream to compliment out off-white area rug in the living room. Both chairs are fully assembled and were packed extremely well. The assembler of one of the chairs was not paying close attention to what he/she was doing and tacked on the metal foot plates wrong. All four are crooked. Don't let this detour you though, all in all this a very fine product and very pleasing to the eye. They are also very comfortable to sit in. Having the low back does two things: 1) it forces you to sit up properly; and 2) it doesn't overwhelm the bar area by having too much going on. One more thing...you may want to remove the plastic floor protectors on the bottom of the feet and add something better. We noticed that it scratched our wood floor when we moved the chair. Go ahead and splurge....they are definitely worth it.
My husband and I looked online and went to several stores to find bar stools. We didn't want to spend more than $250 for a set of 2 stools. We wanted a nice stool, some style, comfortable, but not $400. I'm glad we found these.
Functional: The backs stick up far enough for you to actually lean on them, but not so far that they stick up above the counter. Our breakfast bar is close to our bkfast table and we didn't want the area to look like a furniture store with chairs showing everywhere. The leather feels soft yet thick/scratch resistant. The chairs are also quite cushioned and have a decent sized seating area for larger rears. :)
Style: Looking at the chairs from the back, you can see the styling and they look great. We have a traditional looking house and these add a little flavor to the room but are not soooo diff from everything else. perfect. The finish is nice, no scratches. The leather is rich in color. All is a very dark brown.
Shipping/packaging: Arrived earlier than expected in a Very large box---pre-assembled. Cannot beat that! The chairs came with 2" swatches (I suppose for patching or to match to other furniture). they also came with pads for the feet.
Overall: These chairs are sturdy, quality leather, stylish, and affordable. Definitely recommend. They are much better than a typical $75-$100 bar stool you'd see in popular retail stores.
My recent purchase of the Parson Cherry Counter Chairs was pretty favorable.. My 4 stars was because the height was about 4 inches less for the counter in my current condo. They were easy to put together and I've gotten quite good at taking my time to make sure I get it right.. It took me about 1 hr. because after finishing the first chair I decided I could complete the second one without following the instructions.. My fault for being in a hurry.. Love Overstock.com . Just continue to make it easy as well as fun for us ladies...
We ordered 5 pairs (10 total) of these bar stools because we are having a lot of family over for the holidays. The price was exceptional. The stools are for our bar area but the metal is a little weak and my husband does not like the heart shape. This is not a surprise as you realize this by the price and the picture. We shopped around for quite a while. They look really sharp wtih the cream seat and black metal. We are pleased with our purchase and would recommend them.
These stools are great for the price point. They are very comfortable and very attractive. The backs are lower so if you are looking for a stool that is low profile, this is a good choice. The backs don't come up way past the counter top so they are more streamlined with the countertop yet still offer full back support--you can still lean back. The color is cream but has a yellow undertone vs. white undertone and best described as overall, from a distance and taking in the whole panorama, 'cream'. Up close, they are subtly yellow-y but not so much that it would detract. The wood is NOT great. I believe it is the asian rubberwood. The wood seems a bit hollow and that stain on the bottom rung (where you prop your feet) chips easily. Again, this is acceptable given the price, overall look and comfort and the fact that you don't see that part of the stool since it is tucked under the counter. The "leather" is attractive (similar quality to any of the chain furniture stores--the ones that send out regular catalogues!) and cleans up very easily. I don't foresee these lasting a lifetime but I am likely to want a change in 5-7 years and at this price, no guilt will come. Lastly, it's one of the few stools that come ASSEMBLED in a very well padded (rather large) box! Just open the box and you're ready to go!
If you're looking for the absolute perfect bar stool then look elsewhere. If you don't mind a few manufacturing imperfections then this stool is a great bar stool for the money. I ordered 3 of these stools in chocolate brown. Love the ease of the microfiber and firm enough to be comfortable but you don't slide off. The finish on the legs was less than perfect. In fact, on one stool, the bottom of the rungs was unfinished...just some overspray, somebody missed it. I know these are going to be used and abused by my kids so the less than perfect finish didn't bother me but if you're a perfectionist, move on. Good value.
Assembling these barstools wasn't difficult, but putting them together without a power screwdriver and a partner isn't a task I'd want to tackle. Once assembled, they're surprisingly solid, and I attribute at least part of that sturdiness to our two-person assembly method. Having one person hold the seat while the other secured it seemed particularly important.
I definitely don't agree with the description when it calls the fabric a "deep mocha" color. I'd say "wet sand" is more accurate, just a little darker than what it seemed to be on my monitor. Having read other reviews, I bought these assuming the fabric wouldn't be dark as officially described, so I wasn't disappointed.
Like at least one other reviewer, I wish a photo of the back of the stool were available with the description. Rather than the solid wood back I expected, a portion of the back is fabric -- sort of like the stool is made to look as if the frame is open and you're seeing the back of the seat cushion through the back of the chair. It's not an unattractive design, but it's not what I expected.
I bought these stools as "temporary" until I found something I really liked for my new custom kitchen. After receiving them, my search is over. These match my georgous custom cherry cabinets and look great! I don't think I could find something to match so well even if I spent $100s of dollars. They are comfortable too. They are sturdy which is important since I have young kids - they have NEVER tipped them over trying to climb onto them. GREAT VALUE!!
I love the lean lines, the sleek look and the modern utilitarianism of the Abbeville Raven Black Leather Barstools. They have made the mini-bar in the corner of my apartment a main place to hang out. And since my apartment is small, I needed something that wouldnt be too heavy both in look and in actual size. This style works perfectly. The bonded leather is surprisingly soft and is quite easy to maintain.
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