We purchased the sectional for our sun room, and needed a lower couch so it wouldn't block the windows. At the time, there were no online reviews available for this piece, so I was a bit nervous about overall quality. It arrived in two boxes; very well packed and in perfect condition. Leather is a deep, deep chocolate. We were thrilled with it! When guests arrive, 100% have commented on it. Very contemporary, chic with a European flare. And did I mention? It's one of the most comfortable pieces of furniture we have. My husband wishes we had it in our great room.....to replace the furniture set that I custom ordered and paid five times the price. I would recommend this sectional to anyone. I also suggest coupling it with a low, contemporary coffee table.