The Maiden Tufted Storage Bench is a nice addition to our home. We needed something to hold an overflow of shoes in our bedroom but did not have a lot of space. It works well as the interior is deep enough for two layers of shoe boxes, holding 6 to 7 pairs altogether (3 rows of 2 boxes plus one tucked in sideways at the end). I agree with the previous poster about the color, it is a 'natural' linen shade which is grayish, and the interior is black, not white. These were not issues for us.