Rated 5 out of 5 by Galpal adorable and stylish
I have been very particular about detailing the elements in my guest bedroom. This bench fits perfectly at the end of the bed, with a cushion matching my bed accent pillows. It all looks lovely!
March 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Savvydecor Beautiful details on this bench
This bench is very graceful and pretty. However, I ordered the finish that was called gray but in person I feel it has a very green tone to it.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeanniemagic Very Happy with the purchase.
We bought the sienna bench then had our friend distress paint it.. I know, sounds crazy but it is so cute and elegant altogether. It compliments our distressed furniture and somewhat chic and French style.
March 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Townsie Great Bench!
Beautiful bench, great add to our family room! It would also look pretty in a bedroom. The quality is wonderful, very sturdy!
January 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MistyKitty Very pleased
We bought this bench and cushion for the space along the wall opposite the end of the bed in our guest room furnished with family antiques. We bought the distressed sienna which came in lighter that I thought it would be from the picture, but the pieces in the room are eclectic in finish and era so we were looking for a complimentary piece not a match. The bench came with all its parts and hardware and went together just fine. It is sturdy and well-built and we are very happy with it. The only negative comment we have is I got a splinter from the cane work. Overall, we are very pleased. Thank you Ballard!
January 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by deborahsulli Like the bench, hate the assembly
I received my Antoinette Bench today and was very excited. To my disappointment however, upon delivery, I realized that it was something that I was going to have to put together. I really HATE putting stuff together. Anyway, I didn't have the help of another person, so it wasn't easy, but I got it finally set up ... sort of. I never did get it perfectly aligned, one of the dowels refuses to line up with the hole. One bolt has already fallen out. I am sure that some part of this was my own ineptitude, but I am not happy with its current state. Hopefully I can have someone look at it for me and fix what I can't seem to get right.
With all that said, it is a very attractive piece and it is exactly what I wanted for an awkward spot in my living room. Color and style are exactly as is represented on the website and the catalog. If I can fix the shoddy assembly, I'll be happy with it.
*Note: I am sure it said "assembly required" somewhere on the page for this item, but I just didn't see it or it didn't register in my mind when I ordered it.
December 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by EmmisCottage Beautiful Finish!
I've been eying this bench for a long time. When they came out with the Grey Wash finish I knew I had 'to have it'. It's a truly beautiful piece. The only disappointment I had was with putting it together. It came in three pieces, which should have been a piece of cake to put together. Sadly the construction was warped, so It took much longer to fit together and finish. Some extra drill holes and it was finally done. Now I'm loving it!
November 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ThomD good quality for price
we needed a bench for the foot of our bed. this was a perfect choice. well made and a good price
February 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by clf1979 Beautiful bench at a great price.
Ive been looking for a bench like this for a few years. So glad I receive your retail magazine and was able to buy it for such a great price! It shipped quickly and everyone who sees it just loves it. Thank you Ballard Designs.......don't know what I 'd do without you!
December 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by pcb3red Very versatile
I have now purchased two of these benches. One is being used in front of our living room window and the other is at the foot of a bed. They are beautiful accent pieces but I do not think you can really use them for seating. The cane work is pretty delicate and it does not appear it can handle much weight.
March 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by elleyc Beautiful bench!
Great quality and beautiful too! Such a nice touch at the foot of my bed!!
March 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by March Looks as nice as pictured
I had been wanting a bench like this for aa long time for my bedroom, but coud not find one. I hesitated to buy it because it's very hard to tell fro a picture in a catalogue how well it is built.This bench is every bit as attractive as pictured, and remarkably well built an sturdy. It has to be assembled, but is easy to complete, directions are easy to understand. I bought the cushion as well and it really is a very nice. I am extremely happy with this purchase.
December 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by pumpkin The details on the bench r stunning
We r so happy with the new bench. It is quite beautiful as is the farmhouse seat cushion. We had to assemble the legs which seem to be quite sturdy! we love it!!
November 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1HappyCamper Just beautiful
The Antoinette Bench is exactly want I was looking for. It fits perfectly at the foot of my bed and looks really beautiful. It was also very easy to put together and very well made. I'm very happy.
October 16, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by SouthernmeetsFrench Versatile little bench
I got this bench for the landing at the top of my stairs ... but then discovered two other spots in my house I could use it too. Good quality, quick to assemble and perfect for those small hard-to-figure-out areas that need a small piece of furniture. Only problem I had: my bench came without its hardware!! Nowhere to be found in the package. One quick call to Ballard and the hardware arrived in three days.
October 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Versatile Accent Bench!
Ordered in whitewash to place at the foot of a queen bed. It looked so versatile, I moved this piece all around the house and it worked just about everywhere. It compliments many different finishes; equally at home with Country French or Scandinavian pieces, dark antiques, even summer wicker. Perfect under a Palladian window on the main staircase landing, not too bulky in a corridor or as an accent piece in the center hall to hold guests' handbags. I like the cane work exposed, but a custom seat cushion or throw pillows would tie it into any decorating scheme. For a bedroom, a mohair throw over one arm and a small accent pillow were all I needed. I assembled it quickly and easily. Many compliments from houseguests, Nicely made, incredibly well packed for safe shipping. Love it.
September 25, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by AtlantaNewbieBallardLove Gorgeous bench!
This bench is beautiful and looks great no matter where I move it in the house. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because I'm afraid to let people sit on it since it doesn't feel like it could hold much (human) weight.
August 22, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by gabbygirl We love the bench because of it's size
The size of this bench is perfect. Looks great under a big mirror against the wall. The detailing makes it very pretty. Quality for price is good not great. Ballard's service is excellent and fast. We had to exchange for a different color finish to go with the room. They made it easy and inexpensive to return.
August 20, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by lovemyhome The product is of superb quality
The antoinette bench is a perfect fit in my hallway I could not be happier. As always I have yet to be disappointed by Ballard Designs.
April 13, 2011