All Propped Up And Sitting Pretty: Upholstered Ottomans, Footstools and Benches

Upholstered ottomans, footstools and benches are not just for show anymore.

Custom Footstool

Upholstered ottomans, footstools and benches are not just for show anymore.  

One Kings Lane

Style and taste answered the call from function, comfort, and storage with a big hello caller, I’m listening!  I felt the shift in the last few years, and wondered what took so long for furniture designers to get the message.                                                                              

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Ottomans and footstools in wood, leather, upholstered, round, square, funky and fabulous-they’re out there.

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An oversized leather ottoman well placed in front of sofas, settees, or big comfy chairs will put the multi in multipurpose.  Give it your tired, weary feet.  Place those afghans, blankets, or Snuggies inside the ample storage it provides.

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This leather ottoman with nailhead accents pulls double duty as both a stylish accent piece and a coffee table.

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I favor the accomplished look of two highly ornate upholstered wooden ottomans side by side under a sofa table or credenza.  Polished perfection.

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Bliss Studio scroll and medallion benchvia

 Non-traditional placement accompanies this look with grand beauty!

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Atticmag shows this example of an upholstered ottoman incorporated into the room and picking up the accent pieces with proper flow, pattern, and proportion.

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Dressing rooms and large closets in all their majestic splendor seem to be made for the upholstered ottoman.  Beauty is in the eye and closet of the beholder, and the formal dressing room by Harbersham Home is stunning.

Habersham Home

Dave the Builder, my DIY guy extraordinaire, walked in one afternoon and placed before me a salvaged antique Burl Walnut sewing cabinet with one drawer, porcelain castors, and no top.  Thank you?  The “eyedea” was to have our upholsterer build a padded form to secure to the top to create a custom footstool.

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We are always thinking outside the design box and working to find, design and suggest the use of distinct and unique accessories.  Ottomans definitely fall into that category.

 

 

 

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One Response to All Propped Up And Sitting Pretty: Upholstered Ottomans, Footstools and Benches

  1. Wow! First ottoman is amazing

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