Rated 4 out of 5 by AZhiker great chair
I love the look and feel of this chair and that there is no "handle" to employ the footrest. It is very comfortable. When leaned all the way back, I need a pillow for the proper head position for reading or TV and it needs to be a small narrow pillow.
March 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by terlar This chair is comfortable and stylish
It's hard to come to the conclusion you need a recliner. Bad back, getting old, whatever. Then you start looking at them and you get more depressed, because, let's face it, some of them are hideous. I was sure whatever looked good would not be that comfortable and visa versa. This looks great and is so cute (and not too large).(Probably not meant for someone very large, but there are plenty of solutions out there for those people). I do recommend getting the swatches first. I got the almond and was surprised how light it is compared to the photos.
December 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jayhawkbill Good with reservations
We like the chairs. Our only complaints are that one must use a pillow when the chair is fully reclined, in order to comfortably watch television or to sleep. Also, the recliner will not stay in a mid-recline position for sitting in a position that is neither fully-reclined nor straight-up. The chairs are good looking and well made. The price was fair but somewhat higher than other similar chairs sold elsewhere.
October 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by leatherlove Off color
Very nice quality chair. Slightly undersized and seat sits very high compared to the arms. The gray color is quite greenish. Arrived in perfect condition.
June 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Seattleshopper Uncomfortably awkward
I was so excited to order this chair. My excitement faded once it arrived. The seat is very hard and doesn't give so you're raised up while sitting. The chocolate color seems to have a red tone to it. I'm returning the product. Not worth the hassle.
March 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by contentedbuyer Just as I had hoped.
I looked at this chair for over two years when red was the only color. I finally bought two at the same time and I can't imagine why I waited so long. Some have said the seat is too hard. I really like it and I don't think it's hard and neither does my husband. It has a higher seat than most and therefore, you don't have to drag yourself out of the chair. The construction is excellent for the price. We chose the mineral and the color is what we anticipated. The delivery man was very careful and timely. All in all it's a great deal. I can't believe it took me so long to click the mouse.
February 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Redo4 Quality issues on 3 chairs
We loved the look of this recliner and ordered in Almond. The first chair's back separated shortly after arriving, so we ordered a 2nd, which arrived with a defect in the leather on the front of chair, so we returned it for a 3rd. The 3rd chair had multiple marks on the leather in visible places and a hole on the side where the sewing to the piping was flawed and caused stuffing to show. We have returned and are going a different path. Very disappointed in the quality control esp for a $1000+ item. I will say that Customer Service was very good to deal with at Ballard -- no hassles in the return process.
October 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mollydog This recliner met all my expectations for comfort, quality and beauty.
I purchased the recliner in the mineral color, as the color goes well with my coastal home and decor. My guest have asked about purchase price, colors and satisfaction; and agreed that it is a beautiful and well made product.
The recliner arrived in a huge, well padded box and was easy to assemble.
Keep up the good work Ballard
October 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by ShopNCali The Paris recliner is the perfect addition to our den!
We just received the Paris recliner and we love it. The seat cushion and back of the chair are very firm, which was stated previously by other customers, but with young children I figure it won't take long for the cushions to loosen up. The color was not exactly what I had expected (recommend requesting fabric sample before purchase), but it fits my decor beautifully. The leather is soft and the size of the chair is exactly how it was described. I have had no difficulty curling up comfortably with a book (no problem with the height of the arm rests). My oldest daughter has already gone to sleep in it. I delayed the purchase of this chair due to some customers' negative reviews, but I couldn't be happier. The only suggestion I'd make to Ballard Designs is to consider redesigning the cushions to increase the level of immediate comfort. Overall, this is a wonderful chair for a great price!
July 23, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by 22disppointed Looks good but not at all comfortable
I had high hopes for our 2 new Paris recliners. They came in and they looked very smart and handsome. The shipping company was a joy to work with -great service. Our happiness stopped there.
The seats are so hard that one feels as though one is sitting on a perch. After a short time back and neck begins to hurt as a result of there being little support for such.
Chair backs curve to back of chair away from back and neck and our feet hang over the front of rests.
Perhaps if you could sit lower in chair things might be better. I thought of having seat cushions remade with more softness and give. Not sure I want to throw good money after bad. My husband is miserable and I' ll probably be shopping for 2 new recliners. Hate to admit it to him but my neck has been pained after a short time Sitting in them.
Think Ballard needs to go back to drawing board on these.
We enjoy relaxing with TV in evenings but not with these chairs.
June 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by jtex Beautiful chair! Beware if you are tall!
This chair has great lines, beautiful leather and sturdy construction. My only source of disappointment was its size. It is not designed for someone who is tall. I ordered it for my 6'2" husband and he hangs off it a bit. Oops! At 5'3" I fit in it quite comfortably. I am keeping it because of its quality and price, but I would not recommend it for a tall person! If you are smaller it is great!
June 17, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by 10sChick Paris Chair -Hard seat cushion and LOW arms
First of all - let me start out with saying that Ballard Design has an amazing customer service department. When I read the reviews for the Paris Chair and got the sample of the almond leather, I felt the chair would be perfect. When it arrived, it was indeed beautiful but two problems: first, where the top of the seat back curves around, it appeared the stitching did not grab the leather and thus there was a hole of sorts at that seam....reason enough to exchange the chair as I feared the leather would tear further with time. But, my second complaint and the reason I opted for a refund and not an exchange: The height of the arms is just a few inches above the seat cushion, or rather the seat sits up high and the arms are low...whatever...it is not user friendly for reading the paper or a book because you cannot rest your arms on the arm of the chair. Then, when pushed back as a recliner, my husband's neck and head dangled over the back edge...granted he is 6'5" so warning to tall customers...this chair is meant for really short people All in all, it is beautiful, but the recliner seat cushion is hard, the arms low and the back does not work well in the reclined position. I was soooo sad, as I have decorated my room around this wonderful warm almond color...now, the chair is gone and I have a void in my room and my design plan. Thank you Ballard for standing behind your product and having the chair picked up at no charge.
June 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by CaliforniaNette Great look - stiff seat
This chair looks great - just like it does on line or in the catalog. However the seat is super firm and will need some major sitting to break it in. Overall, I like it. the chair is a great addition to my family room.
November 26, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by PrairieGirl Excellent value and lasts forever
We purchased two of these in 2002 and nearly ten years, and three moves later, they look just as good as the day they were delivered. Trust the tag line in the official description -- these are the originals and twice the quality you would find at any other retailer.
August 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by cisteraliving Excellent quality and product value.
I searched for the perfect recliner for months and found it at Ballard Designs in the Paris chair. I am very satisfied with the size, comfort and quality of this recliner.
July 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by MR88 Perfect Leather Recliner
I looked high and low for a recliner that didn't LOOK like a recliner. I simply wanted a club chair that could recline if I felt inclined to do so. One of Ballard's competitors offered an excellent product, but the price point was simply too high and I wasn't willing to pay what the competitor had the piece listed at. When I learned that Ballard offered a similar product (nearly identical), at less than two-thirds the price, I had to jump at the opportunity. I could not be happier with the purchase. Shipping was prompt, and the quality of the chair (leather, frame & ties) has been superb. If you want to maintain incomparable quality, without paying an arm and a leg, this is the chair for you.
March 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caligirl This chair is amazing!
My husband and I love this chair! It looks exactly like one I had my eye on at PB and is half the price. Everyone should buy it!
March 16, 2011