Home to two little girls and parents who love to entertain, this room needed to be family-friendly while still having a sophisticated feel for their guests. The curvy lines of the whitewashed console table are elegant but relaxed. Tufted cube ottomans are stowed below for extra seating.
A basic wood cube is cheaper than buying an upholstered or leather ottoman. So Atlanta designer Rachel Greathouse did a quick and easy fix. She covered the top of a cube she bought from a discount home decor store with a piece of sheepskin, which creates a comfy spot for feet to rest. You also can find faux fur at a fabric shop and buy just enough to drape over the top. For even greater savings, you can build your own ottoman out of plywood.
A window lets in the perfect amount of natural light to frame this sitting area. Beige curtains surround the window and compliment the neutral tone of the carpet. A blue chevron blanket and a patterned pillow decorate the arm chair for a relaxed but stylish look. A cube leather ottoman with thick stitching and a small metallic table add texture to the area.
A large tufted coffee table tops a colorful striped rug in the center of this living room. Cube ottomans double as extra table space and add to the mix of bright, colorful stripes. A geometric table below the mounted television brings a modern component to the room and blends with the light wall color.
Ceiling paneling gives beautiful levels to this deep, masculine living room design. The reflective quality of the ceiling finish allows the light to bounce down onto the leather sofa and pair of leather arm chairs with matching cube ottomans. A patterned area rug adds great personality to the solid tones of the furniture.
Soaring ceilings with exposed dark wood beams set the scene in this Old World-style living room. A grand red-and-white tile fireplace warms the room from one end, while an ornate mirror is positioned opposite the couch to visually widen the room.
A silvery palette and reflective surfaces make this dreamy master bedroom feel as if it's resting on a cloud. Custom draperies draw to block light, and two upholstered ottomans serve as versatile, functional seating at the foot of the modern bed. The hand-loomed, banana silk rug features a soft shimmer, adding to the room's ethereal feel.
You can replicate this coffee table, seen in an Atlanta model home. Take six storage cubes or square ottomans, or even six crates, and place them next to each other, three to a row. Then screw them together from the underside and turn them over, says Donna Mathis, owner of Atlanta-based Haven Design Works. For an extra touch, you could add metal strapping around the places where the cubes or crates connect.
This contemporary teal living room features a black leather armchair with matching ottoman, as well as a round coffee table with concentric rings that resembles a tree trunk. Orange pouf cubes provide additional seating when needed, and a stacked stone fireplace serves as a focal point for the space.