After looking at this piece online for 8 months I walked into Fred Meyer in Washington while i was vacationing and saw it on the sales floor in brown/green (it was beautiful). The height was that of a normal chair(I thought it was going to be a short chair). I'm 5'8 and have back issues so i couldn't afford to have a low chair. I was sold and couldn't wait to get home to order it from Overstock. The chair arrived within a week and took me about 15 minutes to put together. Very simple. My living room is surrounded by windows so lighting is plentiful. I noticed immediately it is not "cocoa". It is purple. The color of the flowers are true to the picture. Without lighting it does look dark brown. Brown would have flowed perfectly with the rest of my home decor but regardless, I'm keeping this chair and will order another one(i just hate that it's no longer on sale). It is absolutely beautiful and I'm positive it will be one of the topics at my housewarming party. It is comfortable for sitting short periods. It works perfectly in my living room. If guests plan on visiting longer than 30 minutes we can move to the deltona sectional in the family room. I sent a picture to my interior designer friend and she absolutely loves it as well. It's a must have.