Rated 5 out of 5 by searunner Excellent quality
I covered mine in black ticking and adore it in my black and white vintage kitchen
March 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by LouiseRM Another Fabric Problem
I purchased two sectional corners, one 36 inch bench and one 48 inch bench in April 2012. The fabric is Matisse Ikat. None of these pieces are used around a table. Three years later, there are holes in the fabric of two pieces - one in a front corner of a sectional corner piece and two holes in and near the corner of the 48 inch bench. The fabric pulls apart easily so trying to sew it together doesn't work well. Unfortunately, no excess fabric was included when the 4 pieces were delivered, though that would have helped to solve the problems. I am more than disappointed in Ballard.
February 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by SophieD Recommended
I have wanted a corner bench seating in my breakfast room for a long time. After searching for other less expensive options (and considering a settee or sofa) for many months, I finally bought this in the Lorenzo putty fabric. it is perfect. Comfortable, but not so low and soft, that you can't sit here for a meal. We can fit 3 grown people (myself, husband and last child at home) on the bench for dinner, but it is a little crowded.
I would give it 4.5 stars. The only downside is that the fabric has some wrinkles at the seams, but I am able to ignore that. I put two coats of fabric protector on it. So far stains have come out easily.
February 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HavingFun Love this banquette !
We have a small breakfast area in our new home and the only way it could be utilized was to put the table in the corner. We ordered the corner bench and two 36" benches. It is perfect with a 48 inch round table! The pieces are very well made.
January 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michiganmom PLEASE DEVELOP SLIPCOVERS!!!
I've had two benches for several years, they're in a kitchen dining area. The one downside is food stains and spills and grubby fingers. Fortunately I do sew and have made slipcovers but I wouldn't mind buying some.
December 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by LisaGM Fabric has not worn well
We used this seating in our kitchen as it's shown in so many of the photos. The fabric is my largest complaint. Kitchen seating gets used so frequently and our fabric began to show the wear quickly. It reached the point of splitting and tearing open and having these pieces reupholstered is nearly impossible without disassembling the furniture entirely - therefore the cost of reupholstering is almost as high as buying new seating. I would not buy this again for a high traffic seating area.
October 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by jazzie Very Happy with my purchase
My order arrived on time and I was impressed with the expert way it was packaged and wrapped. My fabric choice was the Arden black and I love it.
I will be spending more time in the diningroom now as it is so comfy and pretty.
February 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jannygirl Product is well constructed and looks great
I'm very pleased with my bench set. The fabric is high-quality, the benches are well constructed and the seats are quite comfortable. Having this in my kitchen by the windows has inspired me to relax and read more.
December 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by calgrrr Perfect for the kitchen,
It is right fit and comfortable. Fabric is high quality.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by MCfromCT transformed our kitchen
We have a white and black kitchen and ordered two 48" benches and the corner piece in Arden Black Easy Care fabric. My biggest worry was that it wouldn't wear well with 3 young children. Well, this fabric is perfect. It feels like an outdoor fabric and can be very easily washed, plus it's dark so when something falls on it you can hardly notice it. I would suggest ordering a swatch first. The fabric is much more beautiful in person. I dressed my banquette up with lime green pillows and black/white pillows in another bold pattern. It transformed the whole kitchen. Best part is that I can change the pillow colors easily and change the whole feel of the room. Love bright pillows against this fabric. It is a solid piece, the seats are firm which is great for dining. I can tell it will last a very long time. We have had so many great meals and family game nights together. It really cozies up the kitchen. Couldn't be happier... It did take about 7 weeks to receive it and the benches do not stay together but we put those round rubber non-skids under each leg and problem solved. Pieces were delivered to garage and I carried each one in by myself.
October 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MiltonMom4 Gorgeous but EXPENSIVE
I got two sets of the coventry corner and 2 benches, I have waited years to have a kitchen layout and budget that would allow me to finally utilize this unique dining seating. I ordered it in the Spa fabric which has ivory snippets of french writing - absolutely gorgeous and exactly what I hoped. However, I misunderstood the pricing. I thought the units included the fabric choice and was a bit taken aback when the fabric was almost as much as the pieces themselves. Once I recovered from the sticker shock,I was very happy that I made the purchase.
September 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GretaGirl THE BEST !!
I waited years to buy the Coventry Corner Bench and two 36" benches. I loved the look of it in the catalogs and got new ideas with the changes in fabrics. I just wasn't sure it would fit, or that the round table would really work with the right angle of the benches, or that I would be happy with my chosen fabric color or design. I went through many choices of fabric over the years! Well, I finally did it and I can't tell you how much I love it!! It looks like a million bucks, and I am so happy and satisfied with the feel of the benches - quite firm, the matching pillows I also bought, and how it works with the round table. I am a very satisfied customer.
August 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Earthgirl51 Great Quality
This product is very well made and the fabric is beautiful. It goes perfectly in my newly renovated farmhouse kitchen. It was delivered much sooner than advertised. I use it with a low table and it is a great place to have coffee/glass of wine while I wait for pots to boil/pies to bake in the kitchen. Love it love it love it!
July 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cozyspot Beautiful print
We ordered the Coventry corner bench and two 36' benches in the Soledad green and absolutely love it! It came very professionally packaged and we received it on the exact day it was scheduled to arrive. We wanted a cozy place for our family of four to not only dine, but to play games and be comfortable at the same time. The fabric is easy care, and it really stands up to that! My son dripped a Popsicle on it, and I literally wiped it with a damp water cloth, and the stain was gone! Perfect addition to our new kitchen. Thank you Ballard Designs!
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 12345abc Ordered this set again!
I have ordered this bench set twice. I ordered it for my sister's beauty shop. She is a sole-proprietor and has limited space in her shop. This is perfect for the corner. It is comfortable also. It needed replacing because of hair color, etc. and she chose to replace it with another Coventry bench set.
June 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JWinnie This banquet met all expectations.
The quality and comfort make it an ideal choice for our family room.
May 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meanreds Functional and Attractive
I really love this purchase! I ordered in Como Ikat Dijon Sunbrella, and it looks awesome in my kitchen nook against a peach wall (the rest of the kitchen is in beiges and creams).
These pieces are also extremely light weight. I was able to unpack and assemble them all by myself.
With that being said, I wouldn't recommend this set be placed in the middle of a room. They are quite light and slide around easily. Because mine are against the wall, it is perfect because they stay in place while still remaining easy to move/adjust when necessary.
I plan on ordering the upholstered table to go along with this set...
May 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TKDmimi This is well made. Better than I expected.
Love my new corner benches. Perfect for my kitchen. Only thing it needs is the hardware to hold all three pieces together so it doesn't wander apart. Will do that and it will be just right.
Have bought other things from Ballard Designs and have found them all well made and shipped on or before I expected. I'll definitely be ordering more in the future.
April 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MeeHee I love these benches!
Very well constructed, and very pretty. Look great in our dining room. Service was wonderful.
Thank you. MeeHee
January 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by choosymom Love these benches
My coventry breakfast nook is gorgeous! It arrived sooner than expected which was a nice surprise. The seat is comfortable, yet firm, perfect for eating, and the indoor/outdoor fabric is great for repelling stains. The breakfast nook has really cozied up my kitchen area and we eat virtually every meal there. Great investment at a great price.
October 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sunnyco This has turned our kitchen table into a favorite family gathering spot.
Firm cushions and fun check pattern. This has really spruced up our kitchen.
August 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lynnettewh I love this look!
The benches are perfect for a breakfast nook! The construction is good. The benches are not too soft which works well for sitting at a table. I love the way the unit looks in my kitchen. Great product for the price. Thanks Ballard Design!
August 25, 2012