Rated 4 out of 5 by Jen414 Very pretty!
I like this product very much. It is attractive and fits the space perfectly. My only wish is that the drawers were better constructed.
March 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chicagosde I was not disappointed.
I ordered the mahogany finish and was worried before it arrived that it would be too "reddish" to blend with my other pecan-shaded dining room furniture. I was quite happy with the quality, the color and the usefulness. Very sturdy and very well packed for shipping.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by quilting1 great for a small room
I needed a buffett for a small dinning area that is part of my kitchen/great room. I bought the black two drawer console and am very happy. It is solid construction and very attractive. The console was packed VERY WELL for shipping, not a ding or scratch on it, and we only paid for front door delivery (not white glove). My daughter and I were able to unpack, put on the legs (they just screw on) and move it into place ourselves (no men needed). It holds a lot! on shelf in the console and I was able to store my entire good china set for 8 along with service pieces!!
March 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OHwell Exactly what I needed.
I have a small space for my eating area that I wanted to feel more like a dining room. This buffet is perfect. Very pretty, and has lots of storage.
(don't know why my nickname is "OHwell". Didn't pick it)
January 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nana2414 Perfect bar server
This console works as a perfect bar/server between my
kitchen and family room. The cabinet is roomy enough
to hold our large liquor selection; the upper shelf holds mini bottles and glasses. The drawers are perfect for utensils, napkins and drink recipes. Love it!!
As mentioned by others, this console is not as distressed looking as pictured but nothing a little sanding can't handle. Arrived impressively packaged, no damage.
December 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by willee Great console for the price
Love my new console. It was just as described in the catalog including the color. Well built with lots of storage.
September 1, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Blondbear Plastic top
I can't believe everyone rated this so highly. Unless it has changed, how could anyone not notice that the top is not the same as the front and sides? It looks and feels like plastic. Arrived in good condition and on time. I have kept it but am not at all pleased with it. For the money, it's not a good buy.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FloRo perfect size
We needed a piece of furniture in the dining room not only to hold liquor and barware, but also to use as an extra surface to hold serving dishes, desserts, etc. when entertaining a crowd, especially during holidays. I was very happy to see that it came in two sizes and the 2-drawer console was the perfect size for us.
June 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ertnyc Nice, quality table -- but color is off
I purchased this console table in cream and it is VERY cream -- almost yellow. I expected more of an off-white color based on the picture, but that's not the case here. It's so creamy, in fact, I may paint a layer of white over it.
That said, this is a beautiful, spacious table. The ordering and delivery were a breeze -- although the shipping company should have sent another person because I had to help carry this box up the stairs (but I don't blame Ballard for that#. The quality is top-notch and there's very little assembly needed. I didn't end up using the feet because it made the table too tall for my space, but you may like them if you're looking for a taller table #if not, just don't attach them and it looks fine!).
Overall impression: If you're looking for a cream cabinet and are not pairing this with any white or off-white furniture, you will be happy with your purchase.
May 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Laura13579 Love this console
Exactly as described. Well packed for shipping, very pretty; the distressing is mild but visible. Not too big, which is what I needed.
May 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShopANeesta This console is perfect size
I am very pleased with my Dehavilland 2 drawer console. It is the perfect size for my space and I love the color. I was looking for a cabinet in a creme to go with my other pieces and it matches perfectly. It was very well packaged and is a good quality piece. I would definitely recomend this cabinet to my friends and family. Absolutely a good value.
May 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NorCalGal1000 Very nice quality
I liked it so much that I ordered a second one for my dining room
April 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mrsbear "Okay" Console
First, the good....
The console arrived packaged extremely well. It's very cute and the perfect size for our space and looks great in our room. It offers quite a bit of storage that we sorely needed.
We ordered the black, and the finish is not nearly as distressed as the photo. I read in some of the reviews that was a possibility, and while I would have much preferred the more rustic look, I am okay with the way it came. While we like the cabinet, I do feel it's pretty pricey, especially when you factor in the delivery fee.
If I could, I'd give it 3.5 stars.
March 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jannygirl lovely to look at but arrived with a very small chip on the top that has now become much bigger.
I love my cabinet. It's lovely to look at but when it arrived it had a very small chip on the veneer on the top of the cabinet. I was so busy with other things didn't have time to call Ballard. Now the chip has caught on something and a 1/2 inch of veneer is starting to peel off. That's very disappointing. Need help from Ballard with repairing it, but wish it wasn't there in the first place.
February 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NewHouseBuyer This console is the perfect size for my medium size foyer.
I received the console quickly & easily but if I would have had to unpack it myself, I don't think I could have done it. My husband & adult son were able to get it unpacked & put together in minutes though. It is solid & looks just like the picture online but the color is a bit on the "orange-y" side rather than the dark cherry I'd hoped for. There is a lot of storage space which is a nice surprise. I would recommend this product & would buy again from Ballard Designs.
February 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJWorkatHome Beautiful color and quality
I was very impressed with the quality and color of the piece. It fits well in the space and is really multi-purpose. I will be using it in my home office to "hide" my printer.
February 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by luvart2 Perfect!
Less distressed than pictured but I'm happy about that!
January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CJoy Beatiful for any decor
The Dehavilland console is beautiful and well made. I had looked for a console for serval months at other stores. I received a catalog and saw this and knew it was perfect for my entryway. It's has plenty of storage space for my needs. This piece could be used in any room . Love it!
October 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by jdub19 less distressed than pictured
Overall I'm happy with this purchase. The construction is solid and the finish is well done. The table is at a good height for the front entryway where I plan to use it. My only complaint would be that my piece is less distressed than the picture shown on the website.
July 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LuCary Chest looks great but----
The overall look of the chest is great. We were a bit disappointed that the inside of the chest appeared to have lots of dust and dirt--including small pieces of either concrete ? and sand like stuff. We were able to clean it out prior to use but the fact that this dirt/dust was very visible made us wonder if the unit had been used before or what. If this was a new unit--as it was supposed to be--I think you need to have a few words with your supplier. Otherwise, we have the unit in our home and it looks great.
March 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5
by Olivia100 Nice Design
Very pretty piece - purchased for use as a potting cabinet in my sunroom. The scale and proportions are just right. Great quality for the price.
March 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SueR Third time is a charm
I purchased two other (different) cabinets before this one and had to return them both due to shipping damage and cheap construction. So, I was a bit apprehensive about this one. Unnecessary. The cabinet was packaged well, so no damage. And the construction was solid & finish beautiful. The drawers aren't cheap wood on wood slide outs, but have a metal slide and manages to handle the heavy contents of silverware with aplomb. The size was perfect for my wall and I have plenty of room for my dishes.
March 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jpmom Just what I wanted
I needed a front entry hall console - first thing you see when you walk in the door - with a mirror hanging over it. This was the perfect size and depth for the space.
It is the first time I bought a piece of furniture through the mail so I was pretty nervous about it... but I love it! It has a simple but elegant look to it - even better in person. I love the hardware. Great first experience with Ballard Design.
February 29, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by 3girlsmomma Serves our purpose
We bought this piece to use as a bar in our family room. This works well: great for smaller spaces but deep enough actually to store things. The black distressed looks fantastic. I only wish it was a couple of inches taller, because, even with the adjustable shelf, it barely fits a bottle of wine on top shelf and wine glasses on the bottom. In addition, when we received, it had a strange odor to it; a cross between fresh wood and fresh paint but it was not pleasant. We had to let it air out for a week. Otherwise, great product for style, function and price!
February 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AliW Beautiful, well made product
We purchased this console for our front entry way. It is a great accent piece, that we frequently get comments on. Was well packaged for delivery. We're considering the 3 drawer version for our bedroom.
January 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by autumn love the item
I would REALLY love it if it were more distressed. I had thought that it would look more distressed and match my dining room better. It is a little expensive to not have anything really special other than a cream colored cabinet
January 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by moonpie Great value - and very pretty
We needed a console/buffet that was not as wide as many on the market. This console fit our room perfectly. The style is very nice - without being overly ornate. The drawers are not on slides - but, I doubt that this will pose any problem for the light use that this piece of furniture will receive. Extremely well packaged for shipment - and arrived with no damage.
January 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by NanaQ Although the mahogany finish is not quite as pictured, the quality of the console is very good.
The mahogany finish as pictured on-line appears to be somewhat rustic but, in actuality, it is not. The console has a slight reddish tone to the finish and a more formal aire than I had envisioned for my family room. However, it is a beautiful piece, with great storage and works quite well in my dining room.
December 10, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by TexasDDS No Distressed Finish
I love the shape and the weight of the console. I love the hardware on the face of it. Ballard's customer service is second to none. But I have to be honest that with this product I am very disappointed. The finish on it is solid black. There is no distressed texture AT ALL. It looks like much cheaper furniture than it was. I have had communication with Ballard's product specialists and they assured that my piece is no different than all the other pieces going out, which means there is no hope of getting the distressed finish I suppose. Just though someone else would be interested in case this is a big deal for you like it is for me. So disappointed!
November 30, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by decordecor Beautiful, but not mahogany color
I need a console on a short wall in my dining area. This piece is the perfect dimension. It is also very striking and is a nice focal point.
I do have to return it, though, for two reasons. First and foremost, it is not the color in the picture. I had to go by the picture because my local store only had black on the floor for viewing. For the mahogany, the picture shows a dark, aged looking mahogany color. This cabinet is nearly light cherry and is very "reddish". Very.
I read some reviews where the buyer said theirs was not red at all, so I took a chance. It could be the luck of the draw and they got a good finish. It is more likely though, that it depends on the lighting in the room. When the piece first came through our foyer (which is more dim) I thought the color was perfect but as the piece was moved into its spot in the dining area I realized it was an undeniable reddish/cherry color. That room does have six floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall windows though, so essentially the whole side of the house is a window-wall and gives the room full & unforgiving natural light. So the color is just all wrong for us. All our furniture is dark brown walnut or mahogany.
The other reason we need to return it is the quality. The piece is very pretty, but of surprisingly questionable quality. The finish is smeared in many places by what seems to be poor workmanship. Some of the smears are very large and visible (on the doors!). There were also scratches and drilling damage on a few joints on the interior. The piece also wobbles a bit. If the color were right, I'd probably keep it (or exchange it for an unsmeared one) even with the quality issues because it is that pretty. Unfortunately, the poor thing stands out like a big red thumb in a sea of dark brown furniture so back it goes.
November 28, 2011