Rated 5 out of 5 by bugsylove I Love my Simone Bench
My designer suggested it for me and I bought it. It's perfect for my dining table and perfect for my house. I got the apricot chevron and love it!
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy5 So lovely!
I ordered the Simone bench with Magenta fabric and driftwood legs. It came within 4 weeks of ordering. I have waited a lot longer for inferior products! Especially fast, since they upholstered it to order. I do not agree with other reviewers that say it is light and not very strong. It feels plenty sturdy, and certainly fine for a couple of people to sit on. It's an occasional bench, after all. I am sooo pleased with it! Definitely recommended if you need a hallway bench or you need a good-looking surface that doubles as some emergency seating in your living room!
April 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by remodel5 Looks great
This product looks just like the picture and is well made. I love the fabric we picked out and it looks great at the end of our bed. I will order from Ballard again.
January 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by antiqueshopper Very flimsy
This bench is poorly made with cheap materials. I placed it at the foot of the bed in a guest room. My guest sat on it to put on her shoes and it cracked. It is purely for show in my opinion, and not to be used. Waste of money.
December 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ATXSurburbanDweller Classic Bench
This is a great bench. We bought it for extra seating in our living room. The custom fabric is well done. The pattern is centered on the bench. We went with the parchment leg color. They were a bit more white in color than we had anticipated, but it still complimented the fabric and our space. The product description describes this bench to a tee.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marad Love it!
The bench is beautiful and attractive! We selected one of the suzani fabric options and we were so please - it was just what we'd imagined.
May 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ContraryMary Just what I wanted.
It came quickly. It was very easy to assemble and was just the color I wanted. I am using it at the foot of our king sized bed. The quality seems very good.
March 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by dreday Pleased, but not thrilled.
Although my bench looks nice I'm not as excited about it as I had hoped. The pearly grey legs that were pictured were delivered a little more flat and the velvet fabric shows every time anything touches it. I'm constantly brushing it with my hand trying to get the grain to all lay the same way but most the time it just looks blahh! Sorry Ballard, not my favorite.
February 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RmWithAView Beautiful!
The Simone bench was purchased to sit in front of a window on a stair landing. The choice of wood finishes on the interesting turned legs allowed a perfect match to the window trim. The fabric selected is contemporary and stylish, Ballard offered a great selection to choose from. Upholstery was done very well... nicely centered, matched and straight. A quality piece for a great price.
January 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Alexandria Rich looking; not heavy enough
My husband & I bought to go in front of our sofa. The fabric is very rich and really very nice, as are the legs (I was worried about the color from the online photos, but they do not look off or cheap at all). As others have commented, however, the bench is incredibly light and feels very flimsy. It gets pushed out of place constantly b/c it isn't heavy enough. Overall, it is well worth the money (very inexpensive) and looks like a much more expensive piece of furniture if you don't touch it. I would tell Ballard to beef it up a bit though. For those buying, it probably works great against a wall or foot of the bed. I'm still very happy with it, but it would be perfect if made heavier. I should note that although it feels flimsy, it is apparently not; I have a dog, a 5 year old and a 3 year old that I'm constantly reminding to get off of it, and it hasn't broken yet!
October 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by raypor The bench was just like I expected and the fabric was lovely.
Easy to order and it arrived promptly. The product is a great alternative to ordering exclusive pieces from furniture dealers.
October 20, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by bookyard More decorative than functional.
When you sit on this bench, the legs wobble. I weigh 120 lbs. & hesitate to sit on it. Wouldn't have purchased it had I known it was decorative instead of functional.
October 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jjgcw Beautiful bench!
We purchased the Simone Bench with the Belgrano Ikat Spa fabric and it is gorgeous! The colors in the fabric are a light gray-blue, olive green and brown against a neutral (flax) background. We have it at the foot our our bed and it makes me smile every time I walk in the room! Love it!
October 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CEOinMidlo An excellent choice
I bought this for the lobby of my office in black microfiber with mahogany legs. It is sturdy, well made and very attractive. The legs were easy to attach. We have received many compliments on it. It was reasonably priced and I highly recommend it.
August 16, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kris7 Love my new bench
I love my new bench. Fabric was exactly as pictured online and catalogue. The bench is very sturdy. It is not ideal for sitting long periods of time because of the cushion and foam inside. However, it is perfect for the foot of my bed and decorative purposes. Great buy you wont be disappointed.
June 11, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Meggie Depends on intended function
Like other reviews, I find that this bench lacks sturdiness. However, it will not get a lot of use in my house, as it sits at the foot of my bed and primarily is used to place the clothes that I intend to wear the following day. If you want to use it in an entryway or in the living room, it's not ideal, but if you're just looking for a pretty piece and it will get little use, it's perfect for the price!
October 21, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Iluvreds Not for sitting
Purchased for the foot of the bed where we actually sit quite a bit. It looks great but it is too flimsy to sit on regularly. I had to move it into the closet where it won't be used as much.
July 4, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by shopper66 Pretty bench
Trouble is... I could use it in two different places, at the end of my queen sleigh bed, or as an alternative to my coffee table. Recently had guests with a baby and moved the bench out of the bedroom. Now I like it as much in the living room. It's wonderfully versatile!
June 26, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shopping4Deals great bench
Quality construction, looks very nice, and a good price.
May 15, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roseanne Excellent Bench...great craftsmanship and upholstery.
I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the bench. It arrived well before the due date and looked sooo much better than the picture in the catalog! Can you imagine that! It is just great! Thank you so much!
May 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by shoojunkie Perfect in our bedroom
I bought the Simone Bench in the large chocolate check to put at the foot of our bed. It is gorgeous and very high quality. The fabric is neutral enough without being boring.
April 15, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by momof2ny nice bench
This bench is very nice looking and looks more expensive that what I paid, BUT I don't think it is a bench for sitting, it is more of a decoration. The bench seems a little flimsy and I wouldn't have more than one person sit on it, if at all. I'm very happy with it and it looks very nice in front of my window.
March 25, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by snickers overall satisfied
Color was a little darker than it was pictured, but i did not get a sample. The bench is low and long and I am using it instead of a coffee table right now. Delivery was slightly longer than anticipated. Overall though, it looks great and is very functional.
March 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kiki sturdy bench, great fabric options
After pouring over the many fabric choices, I bought the simone bench (on sale) w/cognac legs and chocolate domino fabric last year. It looks great at the foot of my bed and is sturdy enough to sit on. I recommend the bench and would buy it again. It has a simple, elegant design that would fit in w/different decors.
March 16, 2011