The chairs are beautiful, exactly like the picture. They are ideal if you are looking for a formal setting. I placed them together with a round table between the two chairs and a huge orchid. Everyone loves them upon first glance. However, they are not comfortable at all. Investing is better cushions will be worth it to me. I would buy them again in a minute. They are so worth the expense if you want something that looks very good, reasonable price, easy to assemble and want something that goes well with an eclectic style.