I just bought this chair and ottoman from a friend and it lasted all of 3 minutes before all the cats and dogs had to try it out. White isn't the best colour given the canines and felines but it was a great price and is very well made and comfy so eventually I'll re-cover it. I also got an oak desk (the cats had to climb in and out of all the drawers ). That's fat Quincy the 3-legged love sponge already settled in as well... I can see it will be a popular addition to the sitting room.