Rated 2 out of 5 by Helenemb Not for a high end customer
I am sorry to say that this chair is not comfy unless it is in the recline position. It does take a lot of effort to recline the chair. I did try it out in the store, so its my own poor judgement at the time. In my opinion the reason its not comfortable is the seat is too firm and the back is too straight in just a normal sitting position. A comfortable chair is one where your bottom sinks lower than your knees and the chair's back is slightly reclined.
May 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SandraC Love my recliners
I was hesitant to order recliners without trying them and seeing what they would actually look like. I am so glad I did....they are beautiful and so very comfortable. Would definitely recommend.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HollyAnissa Exceeded expectations
I ordered two Brook Recliners based on the dimensions and fabric samples. One was made in Pallini Sand (http://www.ballarddesigns.com/pallini-sand-fabric-by-the-yard/fabric-slipcovers/indoor-fabric/294682) and the other in the Davidson Herringbone Oatmeal (http://www.ballarddesigns.com/davidson-herringbone-oatmeal-fabric-by-the-yard/fabric-slipcovers/indoor-fabric/328670). I was apprehensive to place order a custom made chair in which I had never sat upon nor could see and touch (and that could not be returned!) but, I could not be happier with my purchases.
The chairs are stunning. They are extremely well made, with the seams and patterns lining up at all the right spots. Not only are the visually pleasing, they are extremely comfortable. My husband is a big guy, 6'2" and 250 lbs, and was needing something big enough in width and depth. He fits just right! The reclining action is firm but smooth. I can tell these chairs are going to last years. I also like that they sent the extra fabric with the chairs, so I can get some arm covers or pillows made.
The delivery was earlier than estimated and the gentlemen who came into my home were very professional. I will try to remember to come in a year or so and post an update. Great purchase, no regrets!
January 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SatisfiedBDCustomer Comfy & Cozy
I purchased two of these recliners in BD upholstery fabric and I love both! The recliners are comfortable (there is always a risk in purchasing furniture without sitting in it, but this time the risk was worth it to me in the end), and I loved that I could choose from so many samples of upholstery.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Snowgram Here I sit, a happy camper!
As I write this, I am sitting in my beautiful new recliner, sized for smaller people, as Goldilocks would say, "It's not too big or not too small, it's just right!"
It arrived within the timeframe expected, there is a minor flaw in the stitching, which I have been assured will be taken care of if and when it becomes a problem. I ordered extra fabric to make arm covers since they were not included. Now I just have to stay out of it long enough to get them sewn.
March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by AdagioMom Everything I hoped for...
My new recliner arrived this afternoon. I chose the trilby plum fabric and it looks sturdy and beautiful. The legs are the weathered finish. Very pleased with that choice. It is a very heafty chair and so very comfortable!
PS I've already ordered 2 upholstered club chairs for another room.
March 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sunlife Nice chair!
This is my go to chair now. It's so comfortable! My only complaint is I have to compete with my dog for space. It's nice looking, too.
February 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jupiter LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!
If you're reluctant to order sight unseen from Ballard's, never fear--I was very nervous but well rewarded. This recliner looks like an expensive club chair but, in fact, is a beautiful recliner roomy enough for anyone.
November 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Artistmom Amazing chair- but bigger than expected
In one sentence- this chair is awesome! I was nervous to order something like this sight unseen, but I was not disappointed when it arrived. I ordered two Brook Recliners in the Malabar Coral Ikat fabric and they look great. The color is beautiful, and really makes the room feel cheerful and homey. These chairs are also SO comfortable! My husband- and pretty much anyone else that tries them- loves them. They are really well cushioned in the back and the recline is great. I love the fact that you can't tell it's a recliner. My only complaint is that the chairs were a lot bigger than I was expecting. The picture online makes the chair look much smaller and more compact. In reality, the chairs are fairly tall and wide- those with small spaces may not want to order this. Also, the cushion on the back is not flat like this picture makes it appear- it is actually quite puffy and pillow-like, which is what makes the chair so comfortable to sit in. The recline can also sometimes be hard to achieve- you have to really lean back and push to get the bottom to come up, but it's not that big of a deal. Would much rather have to do that than have to deal with some ugly handle on the side! Overall, I am totally satisfied with my purchase and feel like they were well worth the investment.
November 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyinNorthwest I purchased 2 of the Brook recliner and could not be happier.
I was so uneasy about ordering chairs without sitting in them especially when they would be used every day and the primary seating for watching tv. They are so compfortable the backs are soft. (little concerned that the cushioning will deflate?) I ordered in desert chenille they truly exceeded my expectations. Thank goodness!!
May 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hayley exactly what I wanted
I was a bit nervous about ordering a chair that I was not able to sit in before. I was most worried about the comfort for my husband. He is 6'2" and 230 lbs and this chair fits him perfect. It's the perfect recliner that doesn't look like a recliner. I'm 100% satisfied.
October 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lucille WOW !!
I am so pleased with this chairs I could take the smile off my face for hours after the delivery. It looks great and it's also extremely comfortable. My husband loved them too which is a big deal. I am 5'4 and he is 6' and they worked
for both of us nicely.Purchased the Suzanne Kasler
fabric in linen parchment added some bright pillows to accent.I would not recommend this light color if u have children but for adults it's wonderful.
June 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MurrietaRN Love this chair
I ordered my recliner thru the internet and chose a custom fabric. The chair arrived in beautiful condition and looked just as I had pictured it. It is small for a recliner and looks just like a regular chair. It is very comfortable and beautiful. I wouldn't hesitate to order something this way again
May 13, 2012