Monday, October 11, 2010

ottoman schmottoman

Looking for the perfect ottoman?

Well, I have been. The thing is, the dimensions need to be just right for my room. It's a smaller living room, or maybe I just have way too much stuff crammed in already, but anyway, it needs to be approximately than 48" x 20" x 18". I want a turned leg with casters (I think) and either a kilim/tapestry remnant top, or maybe a leather top, or maybe a tufted linen cushion top?
I used to think tufting was too funereal but now...I like it.
Anyone care to chime in?

Below is my not-so-short-list.


For the price, this is the front-runner but the dimensions are just a little too long. Restoration Hardware, Tufted Bench, 54"w x 20"d x 18"h, and $445 as seen in Belgium Lenin.

No turned leg or casters here but I love the clean lines, and simplicity of the leather cushion top. From Hickory Chair, I think this bad boy runs about $1300. Alec Bench, 19"h x 30.5"w x 16"d.



The French Stripe Bench, 48"w x 20"d x 13" h...


and the Kilm Bench, 48.5" w x 20.5" d x 14.5" h,
both from Pottery Barn are not without their charms: $399 and $549 respectively.
I'm not 100% sold on the legs though.




Aesthetically my favorite, one of a kind, from HD Buttercup, 48"w x 20"d x 18"h. Perfect dimensions. Love everything about this except for the price...$1650.00. Yikes.

And since we've gone off the radar price-wise, might as well consider this Cocktail Ottoman from Lee in leather, with brass nail heads. 41"w x 31"d x 17h. Price: TRFMB.

and this amazing little creature...

From Kathryn M. Ireland's upcoming furniture collection,
in Safi Suzanni, about $2000 to the trade.

This is why designing can be difficult. Good things take time to find.

1 comment:

thewelcomehome said...

I have found great ottomans at www.homedecorators.com , West Elm, Ballard Designs and Overstock.com.

Ballard let's you use your own fabric or theirs.


Some have turned legs and casters.

The prices will range from $250-$700 amongst all of these sites.

I recently ordered one for a client from west elm and she loves it.