I bought two of these hoping to use them in the family room. However, they ended up in the study, which is much more formal. The chairs are gorgeous - exactly like the picture. The fabric is a soft velvet-like cream (and pretty easy to clean). They are comfortable, but sit more like a formal wingback because the seat is so high. They are not "throw back and watch TV" kind of chairs.Assembly took longer than I had expected. Like the other reviewer, there were nails in the holes of one chair, so they had to be bent back first. Plus, the legs go in at a wierd angle. Craftmanship is OK. It is at least as good or better than what I've seen in the stores for higher prices. FYI - chair is only rated to 250 lbs. Overall, a great deal for the money. I would buy them again.