I really wanted a rocker and ottoman for my son's nursery. I had a feeling I would be spending a lot of time in there, and boy was I right! My son was born with severe GERD, and sleeping in a normal position was out of the question for him. He had to be slighly upright. We tried all sorts of things, and found a few that worked, but the best was sleeping upright on Mommy's lap.
The rocker is upholstered in chenille, which is incredible soft and luxurious feeling. I was worried about the color, ivory, but the fabris cleans pretty easily. The cushions (back and seat) are soft, yet have held their shape very well for how much use the chair has gotten. I like that the cushions come off completely, allowing me to clean the nooks and cranies of the chair.
The style is great for a boy or girl's room. Our nursery theme was Classic Pooh, so the ivory color was just perfect. I like the rounded corners and the wide seat. I do wish the back was slightly higher (or maybe I need to be shorter) since my head would flop backwards while sleeping on the chair. I eventually velcroed a pillow there and problem was solved.
The rocker swivels on it's base, so you can easily manuveur around the ottoman. The ottoman also rocks, which makes it pretty nice when your feet are up. Both items are very stable, even though they rock, so now my toddler can climb up onto either and I don't need to worry about them tipping over.
I can't begin to tell you how lost I would have been without such a comfortable chair to rock my baby to sleep in!!