Amazingly like a most recognizable designer's bench that costs a lot more! Color, quality of wood, and appearance are exceptional. This is the perfect height and is very well designed and built. Assembly easy, and adds sophisticated touch to an already very elegant modern living room. Didn't think my husband would like this bench - to my surprise, He put it together, placed it, and started using it and telling friends about it before I could! Looking for a bench that speaks volumes without taking up volume - This is it!