Monday, April 16, 2012

Ottomans of Interest


I admit it I am crazy about ottomans especially anything in hide or an animal print.  They are great as extra seating and they add another layer of texture as well. Hide also has the added luxury of being  naturally water and stain repellent



image via centsational girl

Zebra ottoman

Zebra Ottoman from Windsor Smith designs.

Windsor Smith


dan marty

dan marty



dan marty via velvet and linen




texture layers

via pinterest

Upholstered Ottomans as a coffee table.  I love this look but only recommend to clients that are neat nicks and do not have children!





Beautiful blue by Jay Jeffers and team.

Jay Jeffers

Windsor Smith

ottoman by alessandra branca

Alessandra Branca


One of my favorite applications is to add an ottoman or two next to a coffee table.  They add interest and provide extra seating when needed.

Gary Riggs Interiors  gutsy

Gary Riggs


James Michael Howard

jim howard


Adore everything about this room.

image via pinterest


Love the sunbrella covered ottomans in this outdoor space

love the slipped ottomans

I love ottomans shoved under a console table.  They fill in that dreaded empty space and can be grabbed for extra seating in a pinch.

home of Amy Howard via cote de texas

amy howard via cote de texas


nicely styled  clever


P Allen Smith via Acanthus and Acorn  love the use of ottomans with a console table...even though no one will ever use them!

p allen smith



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/crazy but wonderful

via coastal living

I had these ottomans slipcovered for my daughter’s condo.  I ordered them from for under $100.  I ordered the grain sacks from Wendy Lewis of the Textile Trunk here,and had my fabulous sewist Katie Baker whip them up.  Here is a picture from a local designers show house, My daughter generously allowed me to borrow them for the event. She has them under a console table and uses them for extra seating in her San Francisco Condo.


cindy hattersley design

How about at the foot of the bed for extra bedding, or a throw?


sweet little beds!


If sewing is one of your talents you could find an ottoman at a local junk store and whip up one of these beauties for practically nothing!

Painted floors

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BURLAP Slipcovered Stool

via pinterest

slipcovered ottoman

via pinterest

Do you have ottomans in your home?  If so what is your favorite application?


  1. So many gorgeous ideas here but I especially love the Amy Howard ones. I just bought some and am working on a little makeover for them - the ones in that pic might be my inspiration photo. Well done on the ones you made for your daughter too - she's lucky to you have your style to help her!

  2. Put a chandelier in my music room.

    Everyone hits their head.

    Looking for an ottoman to place under it.

    NEVER thougth about the hide being naturally stain resistant.

    Incredible post. Better than one of the special interest magazines.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

  3. Hi Cindy - I love them, too! I use ottomans frequently in projects---so versatile. Love them traditional, modern or funky :-)
    Cheers, Loi

  4. Fabulous post. I adore ottomans of every shape and size.


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