THE LIST ~ #5 Ottomans

Whenever I work with a client on designing their main hang out and relax area of their home, whether it be a hearthside room, family room, cozy den or theatre room I insist on a seating arrangement that is accompanied by a something to put their feet up on.  I’ve never met anyone who lounges and relaxes by sitting straight up in a chair or on a sofa.  Everyone likes to lean back and put their feet up.  Here are some of my favorite and most stylish ottomans that you can put your feet up on and they also serve a dual purpose as a coffee table. 


5410_30_Alex Cocktail Ottoman

Alex Cocktail Ottoman – Hickory Chair

This one is fantastic because you can also add this optional wood tray.  Hickory Chair will also customize the size of the ottoman in their made to measure program, see below  (note the tray only comes in one size that fits the above ottoman).  This is very sharp done in leather with nail head trim. 

5410_53 made to measure Alex Ottoman – Made to Measure by Hickory Chair

This next ottoman is also by Hickory Chair and is another highly function piece.  It has a tufted top that opens to reveal 2 serving trays and deep storage.  Its available with a bun or tapered foot.  I actually own this piece and have it in my lower level – its one of my favorite pieces in the house.  


5704_29 Tapered closed5704_29_OPEN with tapered feet

Wyland Ottoman with tapered leg – Hickory Chair

5703_29 Wyland Storage OttomanWyland ottoman with bun foot – Hickory Chair 




I include this one because its large 42” x 31 and has a very reasonable price point. The only thing that is customizable is the fabric, we can put any fabric on it but the finish is as is.  Unless of course you’re a DIYer then, as you wish.

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B819 barbegat Ottoman

Barbegat and Berkshire Ottoman



The above a classic, tailored and proof that there are great options in many sizes.

2808_30 Rolland Ottoman

Rolland Ottoman – Hickory Chair

Clean and simple, this ottoman is perfect for the client that wants straighter lines and less tradition. 

7617_29 Egg Ottoman Skirted 

Egg Ottoman – Hickory Chair

The wonderful thing about the egg ottoman is that it can be dressed with contrast welts, braids and multiple fabrics to create a look that is unique or kept simple as shown above.

These pieces are all so inspiring that you could design a room around them.  So the next time you’re pondering your lounging space don’t forget a place to put your feet up.

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