Doesn’t matter if it is a living room, entry or dining room piece; the ottoman does several things. First, it hides the always ugly and visually intrusive electrical cords, and that alone makes it worth its weight in gold. Second, it adds a layer of interest to what would otherwise be a blank space. And third, it can be readily moved out for extra seating.
If you are having a large gathering, shove your ottoman out of the way under a window, then watch as people gravitate toward it. No matter the style of your room, a coffee table ottoman will work. If you can’t find the perfect thing at your favorite furniture shop or thrift store, check out Miles Talbott for ottomans made to order in a wide range of shapes, styles, fabrics and sizes.
By the way, if people tell you (as they invariably will) that you cannot use the linear fabric you love on a cube like this because the pattern won’t align properly, just show them this picture, and then do what you want.
In our current little bungalow, it sits in a tiny hallway under an oil painting of the South of France that my husband, Mike, copied from the cover of one of my favorite books. (I know! He brings me a latte in bed every morning too … ) It is ready at a moment’s notice to report for duty.
Although I particularly love mixed pieces, this now-discontinued collection from Drexel Heritage has such a comfortable look. If you can score this secondhand, you will have a multigenerational set.
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