Rated 5 out of 5 by Leopolis Lovely!
Well made, sturdy and comfortable. The seat is ample and tightly woven. I ordered four for my large island (4' x 7'). Three on the long side and one on the end. They fit perfectly. The rubbed white finish matches my white painted cabinets. I read a few reviews from customers that reported a shedding of the seat and that problem must have been rectified. Not a problem so far after several weeks. Arrived within days and completely assembled!
October 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by bbzzz substantial
I really liked the look of these stools in the photos online but was worried they would be flimsy or too delicate. They are not, they are are very firm and give steady support when sitting. I bought two in the rubbed black finish and really like them.
September 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bmerk Perfect for our kitchen island
Well made and the height and color are exactly what we were looking for. Arrived quickly and well packaged.
September 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by EmmasDaughter Perfect for my kitchen
I order the wrong height stool at first, and Ballard customer service was so helpful to get me the correct item. The stool is beautiful, sturdy, and perfect for my kitchen. I love it!
August 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by bginteriors Love these stools!
I purchased these for a client and she loves them. I have had the same stools in cream for years and they look as good as new!
August 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jlablady Great stools
We ordered similar stools from another company. They required assembly and they were not well made and the the stools wobbled so we sent them back. We received these assembled and they are very nice. High quality and they look great.
August 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Knoxville Dorchester Counter Stool
We just love these!! I would buy them again! Very good quality and they look great!
July 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Evergreen The Dorchester stools are beautiful.
We are very pleased with the quality of theses stools. They arrived as promised and were well packaged. Ballard's has not disappointed us. Well done!
July 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lavender Great, sturdy
Replaced Restoration Hardware stools...thrilled with them thus far
April 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MisterCasual Good Value
Look great with our decor. This is our second set of 3. The first set is still around but the wicker is unraveling and they have lost some of their stability but we got a good 5 years out of them.
February 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stools4me Great Kitchen Stools
The three counter-height Dorchester stools are perfect for my kitchen counter. I ordered them in white and they go perfectly in my white kitchen.
October 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flip Wow
Wow, received in 2 days and quality is top rate. Thick fibers on the seat with color variations, as well as sturdy frames make these a winner.
August 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DJ150 Work well at my kitchen island
I have purchased 3 of these to use at my kitchen island, which is open to my living room. They look wonderful, are comfortable and meet our needs.
July 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by cbjoy Cream color closer to white & not quite as expected
Nice looking 24 1/2 inch counter stool for that French Country look. If we keep it might look for a thinner cushion to protect the rush from grandkids. Sturdy, large seat, no rocking, appears well made structurally. Ordered the rubbed cream and in the three pictures in the catalog, where the Dorchester stool and bench are shown, colors varied from pale cream, cream and pale yellow. The color is closer to the white end of the scale than cream shown in the swatches in the catalog, also there is scant rubbing. The finish is very slightly rough to touch and I'm unsure if a urethane/varnish protective coating has been applied. The rush seat is an interesting look but also slightly rough to touch. Not sure if I will keep due to the discrepancy in color and the slight roughness of the finish.
June 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CatinthehatFL Perfect counter stools
I looked at counter stools everywhere but could not find anything I liked until I saw these. We have a lot of chairs in our home so I wanted something backless. They are perfect - stylish & comfortable but unobtrusive. The warm brown wood color blends well with our antique oak & pine furniture. The seat is quite large & comfy. We have not had any issues with the shedding of the rush material.
June 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by slowtonotice Gorgeous! And fantastic customer service to boot!
I bought these stools in the gray color. Let me just say . . . they are beautiful! I bought four for my new house that was under construction. When they arrived, I opened up the first box, saw the stool, oohed and awed, then packaged it back up so that it would be ready to go to the new house. I didn't open the other boxes as I should have. Now that my house is ready, I opened up the other three boxes to find out one of my stools was damaged. I called customer service and they sent me a new stool (despite my several month lag in notifying them of the damage). Another beautiful stool arrived in only a couple days and I am in love! Thanks Ballard Designs! Great quality product and great quality service!
June 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by fsugirl3624 Love these stools!
I have the Dorchester Counter Stool in rubbed gray and they are stunning. I couldn't be happier with the color! They fit beautifully under my island and are very comfortable. We have an open floor plan and they compliment our kitchen, living area and dining area seamlessly.
May 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by tcdecodiva comfortable and look great
Looked everywhere for counter height stools that were attractive and still comfortable. ordered a few in case I didn't like them. I loved them. Ended up ordering4 total.Love how great they look in my kitchen but was very surprised how comfortable they are. My husband never sits at our table anymore. He doesn't say much about décor, but loves these stools.
May 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MizMellie Lovely!
I wanted to replace my counter stools with backless ones to take up less visual space in my kitchen. After eyeing these for some time and much deliberation about color, I purchsed when they were on sale. They arrived promptly, assembled & well packed. I opted for the Rubbed Cream, which is describes the color well, somewhere in between white and ivory. I have not used them often but to date have had no issues with the rush seats "shedding," as others have noted. Being hand woven, however, the rush seat on one is a bit tighter weave than on the other, but that is the nature of natural products. I am very pleased with the quality and price of these stools. They are a classic design that will go with any decor.
February 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by romiesbud simple beauty
I love that these are simple and pretty. I wanted bar stools that blended in instead of dominating. These are perfect.
August 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by hgolightly246 This product is lovely to look at as well as functional
I give this five stars for form and function. I fits nicely under my counter and is substantial yet easy to move.
August 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sugarberry14 Very sturdy and comfortable
This stool is great! We had shopped around and stools were small, uncomfortable and wiggly....when we received these stools, they came assembled, very sturdy, comfortable and beautiful! So glad we ordered them! Great Product!
March 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mizjanega Darling Stool & just perfect in my house!
I now have 5 of these stools and I am just delighted - all of my grandchildren love to sit at my counter as well as anyone else that has stopped by. I do hope the seats are sturdy enough because I believe these stools will be used very frequently!
February 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by cks6 If you buy these stools, make sure you have a great vacuum cleaner.
The one positive is that these stools look great in my kitchen. I purchased 4 counter stools after our renovation because the look was perfect and they seemed sturdy. However, I find little else to praise. I waited to write this review because I thought that the problem we were having 'might' go away. Months and months later, it has not. These stools have increased the amount of times/day that I have to vacuum ten-fold. I have 4 children who sit in them at least twice/day for breakfast/homework. There are ALWAYS little piles of 'hay' underneath these stools after someone sits in them from the rush-seating. I thought after they were used for a while they'd stop shedding, no such luck. It is very frustrating and a total eyesore. I have tried spraying clear glue on the bottoms to help minimize the shedding, but that hasn't helped. I've read some other reviews and it seems I'm not alone with this problem. We put those stick-on felt circles on the bottom of each leg, which minimizes the scratching on the wood floor. The seats, however, are definitely a manufacturing defect that makes these stools look cheap. Very disappointing, as I usually enjoy their products. I'm not sure I'll continue to shop here anymore.
January 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Provencelover Simply great buy and pretty!
I was afraid to buy furniture by mail. But I have been very pleasantly surprised with the 2 stools I bought. They came very well packaged. They are very pretty, true to the color I asked for, sturdy, and made of real wood. The rush seat is very well made, strong, comfortable, and wide enough to accommodate a larger person.
It's simply a great buy!
January 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by homedec37 Great look but shred terribly
I was very excited at the look of these stools and they were a perfect height for my counter height island. However, the top sheds off and I have to constantly vacuum after people sit on the stools. I may try to get pillow cushions to see if it helps, but for the price, these are poor quality.
January 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by helives Love these stools
Love these stools they are just what we needed perfect size and fit!
December 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by wannabMartha Lightweight with great style
I purchase two that I place on the other side of my newly renovated kitchen island, the color really compliments and flows easy into my dining room. maybe I should get 2 more for holidays
November 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fun4aHappyHome Great-looking, sturdy, comfortable counter stool!
We ordered 3 Dorchester Counter Stools in the cream color for our kitchen. They are replacing worn out counter chairs. The stools are well made and look beautiful in our kitchen! They are also nice and large in the seat, so are truly comfortable to sit on. We'd been considering ordering the 3" tall stool cushions for added comfort, but I'm now thinking that's not necessary and we like the clean look of the stools. Also nice is that our kitchen now looks much more spacious and open with the old chair-back stools gone. The cream color is a nice, warm off-white that is not too yellowy and still blends nicely with the truer whites in our kitchen.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Teacha Sturdy
Sturdy chairs with large seat. This is the second time I have ordered these stools. The ones I ordered 5-6 years ago are still intact with no defects or broken parts.
September 15, 2013