First of all, the "cushion" portion of the ottoman is actually boxed with paddings, which is typical of this type of ottoman. To me, it seems like a waste of space that the "box" isn't used for storage. The overall finish is good, the cream color is a little on the white side, and the dark legs contrast nicely with the light-color leather. Speaking of which, it isn't real leather, but hopefully it will last. I've put a blanket over it for when I'm using it alone, in order to protect it from scuff and such. I think the price should be between high $*** and low $***.