Rated 2 out of 5 by Sunnshne23 Noisy
The day we received this chair it made noise and wobbles slightly when it rocks. It clicks and creaks which is unfortunate since this is my nursery chair. It sounds like metal is hitting underneath the chair. It's much smaller than we thought and not terribly comfortable. With all that said it is very cute and the fabric is beautiful.
December 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Roesteve80 Ok, but....
I love the style and color of the glider, and I like the swivel feature. However, the fabric worries me (Sunbrella Herringbone Spa) It doesn't appear that it will be very durable, especially on the narrow channel arm. Time will tell.
I am disappointed that there are no arm covers, never thought to ask. Every piece of furniture I've bought at this price point had them.
The back pillow is comfortable, but not high enough. The mechanism seems a bit squeaky and not level at times, but works.
I am not happy that I paid for SO much EXTRA fabric. I considered getting a larger pillow made, or perhaps arm covers, but the cost is prohibitive. The manufacturer, or Ballard, should be able to judge the fabric amount required more accurately.
October 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sperk This chair is not comfortable
The upholstery workmanship was impressive. However, I do not find it comfortable.
Read return policy carefully. Orders other than the picture shown are considered custom.
September 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nashvillemama This is a great chair!!
We recently purchased 2 of these chairs for our living room & we have been more than pleased with them!! We needed something more compact but didn't want to compromise comfort...we were happy that these chairs offered both!!
September 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ballardcustomer2 Creaks
After only a few months of using my Larkin glider to rock my baby it is already creaking, which is really annoying when my baby is asleep. We gently use it and have not moved it since it was delivered, so I'm not sure why it creaks. Also, both the arms have quite a bit of piling on them after eight months of use. I don't mind this as much as the creaking because I could use a razor to clean it up, but still I wouldn't think I would have to do that already. I have a basket weave fabric on it.
May 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by Annie3317 Love them!
I got a pair of these to put in my living room. Love...love them! Soooo comfortable. They really make the space. My thanks Ballard for always being a quality "Go-to" product.
April 5, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bobkath Nice material. Not a glider--instead a rocker and it wobbles
I expected the chair to be a glider and it's really a rocker. It also wobbles and makes a noise when rocking.
February 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Netcan2 Perfect size!
I live in a small space and needed something comfortable to sit in when reading or knitting. Added bonus: rocking children to sleep! It was worth the wait - almost two months to have it made and delivered.
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2rockers Comfortable!
Bought two - they look great together & don't take up too much room. Love the swivel / glider & the fabric is great.
December 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RJDJ great chair good delivery.
The chairs were delivered in about 6 weeks time. Nice inside delivery. They are very comfortable with good support and smooth gliding and swivel. Upholstery is very well done and tailored. Excellent size.
We ordered a light color fabric and wish they came with a fabric protector and arm chair covers or at least an option.
November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by aldk as nice as I'd hoped!
Comfortable, smaller scale swivel glider and as nice as I'd hoped after reading details from other reviews. I ordered fabric samples, went with the trilby drift fabric and am very happy!
November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gran2times Glider
I am waiting on the birth of twin grandchildren this rocker will be perfect for spoiling them.
October 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jessica217 Great chair, poor fabric
I love the shape and style of this glider. It's perfect for a small frame and very comfortable. I am quite displeased with the fabric itself - there were several fold marks along the side of the chair, the skirting was bent and there were several areas of pilled fabric. Despite these issues, I kept the item since I did truly love the chair. After a couple months of having the chair now, the seat and arm rests are quite noticeably pilling. I probably should have returned the chair upon delivery.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lulu167 great chair
This is the most comfortable chair and fabric lovely and all we hoped for. I was worried about ordering something I had not actually seen but my worries were for nor reason. Great chair, and the whole process so efficient . Can't say enough.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Newbuyer Great chair and the upholstering is exquisite!
I was so pleased when I received my chairs. Not only are they comfortable, but the upholstering is perfect! They had not only matched the design at the seams, they matched the design with the pillow and the 2 chairs I bought! It was exquisitely done and looks great in my living room. The seat cushions and pillows have been expertly zippered and tailored. I could not be more pleased!
April 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Legis41 LOVE, love this chair
Lovely and comfy. Small enough not to eat the space, yet large enough that most folks fit nicely and find it a comfortable chair. I think it rocks a bit too far forward…but I imagine it can be adjusted?? Anyway, the upholstery job is neat and tight. I would surely recommend this item to anyone looking for a rocker/glider that just looks like a neat club chair.
March 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CondoLady a lovely little chair for relaxing with a book
This chair is well constructed, and I loved the basket weave texture I picked out for the upholstery. The chair was a nice addition to our bedroom, and would fit well in a living room or study as well. It is most comfortable with a little footstool or ottoman. I am 5'3", and the seat is very deep, so having a footstool makes it more comfortable. I wish that the back came up a little higher so I could read my head against it. It took about 2 months to receive, and I found it curious that the company doesn't contact you again until the week it will be delivered. Still, everything worked out, and the delivery went smoothly.
February 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by BSimo Perfect addition to the nursery!
Absolutely LOVE this piece. We opted to send in custom fabric of our own and they did a beautiful job with the upholstery. The chair is comfortable and looks amazing in the nursery. I can't wait to rock my little one to sleep in this great chair!
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lovetospendmoney The quality of this chair exceeded my expectations!
I'm very pleased with the Larkin Swivel Glider. I'm always apprehensive about ordering furniture online, but I'm very happy with the chair and the entire ordering process. The look and quality of the chair went beyond my expectations!
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luckydot Comfortable, gorgeous and great value!
I love my new chairs! They have the modern look I wanted, are super comfortable, well made and all at an incredible price! I ordered two in the Trilby Basketweave and they are gorgeous! The fabric has a beautiful texture with a nice backing for durability! There was a hiccup with shipping (only one arrived) but Customer Service was excellent in tracking down the other chair and making sure I was satisfied with everything. If you're looking for a comfortable, modern swivel chair then you will love the Larkin!
May 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Swivelchair A comfortable every day chair
We have two of these chairs in our sunroom, and bought them specifically for the swivel around feature to be able to swivel around to see the outside. They are sturdy, comfortable, and well-made. I am very happy with the purchase!
April 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by AmyJ2 One of the two chairs looked as I expected
I ordered two chairs with the same custom upholstery. One chair arrived with outstanding custom upholstery. The other chair's material was left too long in the front and too long on one side of the chair. When ordering two identical chairs, I would expect two identical chairs. Now I must go through taking pictures and arranging corrections to be made. This should have been checked before being sent to my home.
April 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by PollyB Good chair, substandard upholstery job
The chair took 11 weeks to arrive. I am very pleased with the fabric, size and shape of the chair. It is a decent chair for the price but is rather lightweight and may not hold up if you plan to use daily. I chose a patterned fabric which the upholsterer did not center on the back of the chair so that the pattern runs at a noticeable angle. I will use a throw to cover the mistake.
I probably would not order an upholstered piece with a patterned fabric from Ballard again.
March 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by beajoy123 look brand new after 10 months of hard use!
These chairs are great! They are the PERFECT size! I was looking for stylish swivel chairs so that I could have them facing the sofa for conversation, and could have them swivel and face the television. I've had my chairs for about 10 months now and they've held up wonderfully. I chose a light cream colored fabric with subtle grey stripes (it looks like the fabric is no longer available), and the fabric has held up beautifully with the help of scotch guard! I have three small children and these chairs look as good as they did the day they were delivered. People comment on how comfortable they are. I really can't say enough good things about them. They price is super reasonable as well. Thank you Ballard for offering such reasonably priced, custom pieces!
March 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by AnonymousKY not rocking smoothly after 2 months
I ordered 2 of these chairs with the advice from my decorator based on the chair's looks and measurements to fit my living room. One of the chairs is not rocking smoothly two months after delivery, and I called to return them because I am concerned with the quality. Please note since these are custom they are non returnable. Someone is suppose to call me back next week in regards to the chair that is now messed up. I am hoping to return one chair for a refund and keep the other chair since I don't have a choice. Hopefully it's just a fluke and the other chair holds up well.
February 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Like5browsing A perfect retired lady's chair
The Larkin Swivel Glider is perfect in size for me. I can curl up and read in it or I can turn any direction to chat with other people in the room. It is small enough to be unobtrusive in a smaller room. It is just as I had hoped it would be.
January 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by adthmpsn Very comfortable
This chair took much longer than expected, but was very nice once received. I'm happy with the swivel feature and the fabric (SK linen in flax) is very pretty.
January 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by burglady Nice, classy, comfy chair
We were looking for a nice comfortable chair that also looked pretty classy. We found exactly that in the Larkin swivel glider. Very happy with the purchase. We only bought one, but are thinking about getting one more for the other corner in our family room. Great style and comfort.
January 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BallardFan1055 Nice lines and comfort too
I would be surprised if there was a more sophisticated, while still comfortable, rocker/glider out there...believe me, i looked. While i was really looking for a slipcovered version, this has met all of my other expectations/needs in a location that required smaller size and the flexibility to better address room conversation/formal interior design or alternatively, watch the television in the corner.
The chair is really is most comfortable with the use of an ottoman- back height is a bit low to lean your head back on unless you sit lower & 'sink in' (definitely an option with included lumbar pillow).
Ordering folks be advised- you are quickly charged for a portion of your order (it's your fabric) & shortly afterwards get alerted that your 'order has been shipped'. While generally helpful to know that the order was being processed, it was confusing. It was initially unclear if it erroneously had been shipped to me or elsewhere...it turns out it was an alert that the fabric had shipped to upholstering/manufacturing company. It was nothing that a call to shipper and good old fashion sleuthing couldnt solve. Im unsure if i would be alerted to this if i had ordered via phone rather than online.
As a plus, and to the manufacturer's (Ballard's?)credit, they sent me the excess fabric which may be helpful in the circumstance of an accident or perhaps for use for trimming out or making a small pillow.
November 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrookieB My favorite chair!
These chairs are absolutely the most favorite chairs I have ever owned. They are extremely comfortable with an included lumbar type pillow. Not only do the chairs swivel, but they rock as well! Who knew you could get a fashionable chair with comfort?!
P.S. The custom fabric is beautiful.
October 12, 2012