Published at Wednesday, August 08th 2018, 01:12:26 AM. Footstool & Ottoman. By Nathanael Buysse.
If you are spending time styling a tray for your ottoman or coffee table then you want it to be noticed and layering metallics on metallics is a sure-fire way to ensure that your tray takes centre stage. We adore this gorgeous gold on gold look from Swoon Worthy, recreate it with the fabulous Form Tray from Tom Dixon.
Watch out! If your friends find out how you made it, they'll want to buy yours or have you make one for them. You'd never believe this was once a shipping pallet, right? A combination of textured chartreuse fabric, dressmaker detailed gray velvet buttons and silver-tipped modern legs means this ottoman will take center stage in any home or studio.
Here's where you need to be kind of handy. The corners are finished like tidy hospital corners, except you can cut and remove some of the bulky fabric under the corner folds. Be careful not to cut out any top fabric. Pull one side over the corner edge, pulling slightly down and on the diagonal. Secure with staples.
Quite often ottomans are sold paired with a seat or are made to match another piece of furniture. They are made to either match exact patterns or at least compliment their accompanying chairs. However, this is not always necessary. An ottoman can be an accent piece, working to contrast or even stand on its own as an independent piece of furniture.