Wednesday, July 20, 2011

[ and our choice is... ]

YESTERDAY I showed you some great inspirational rooms using coffee tables and ottomans. All of them lovely, any of them would have been great in our space.

While out shopping, we did come across a couple of great options for coffee tables and thought that was the route we were going to take. Until we stopped to think about how we live in the space.

Since this is the only living space we have, it needs to fulfill all of our needs - that includes being able to kick back and put our feet up. And who were we kidding, thinking that a coffee table was going to do the trick for us? We knew that inevitably our feet would end up resting against the edge of it and so an ottoman won out.

We had a much more difficult time finding an ottoman - for some reason they just aren't as popular around here. And then we happened to wander into Bloomingdales (yes! they have a small store here!) to their furniture department at the back of the store. We don't normally look there because we expect the prices to definitely be out of our budget. And wouldn't you know it, we spotted this baby:


We fell in love with it right away. It was the right size, had a great finish on the legs, had a lovely shape and was done in the same Belgian linen as the bed we bought. It would add a bit of glam to our space without being too girly, wouldn't show dirt and was large enough to fit a good-sized tray on it. It was ticking all the boxes!

It had a Reserved tag on it and my heart sank. I decided to ask the sales person anyway and it was our lucky day - the reservation had expired and it was ours if we wanted it. The price was actually less than we expected and definitely doable so we have now given it a new home.



She has arrived and I think she'll look great on the seagrass rug. While she doesn't quite go with the beanbags right now, she sure is purdy!! 

lisa

13 comments:

Razmataz said...

It is gorgeous and will look so great with your sofa. I just bought a day bed from pottery barn that pretty well matches that!

Jo @ In Corners of My Mind said...

Well Done! Hope you enjoy...and hope the rest arrives soon.

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

Gorgeous! Glad you went with the ottoman - it can do double duty (put a tray on it and it works like a coffee table) whereas the coffee table would never be an ottoman.

Unless you put a pillow on it :-)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It is gorgeous!! You made the right choice. Comfy and glamorous all at once! Love it!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I don't know if I've ever seen an ottoman I liked more, it is divine. I want one, seriously! Great find. Janell

Leanne said...

i love it. love the colour...great choice!

Amy R. said...

I love her Lisa! She will be fantastic with beanbags:)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

It pays to ask! What a great looking piece.

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Oh my. It is beautiful! Love your choice, and that it will really tie in your bedroom to the rest of your house as well.

Meeling said...

Very nice!! I'm sure she looks just divine with the bean bag chairs at the moment. ;-) You might just start a new trend!!

Karena said...

Fabulous Lisa I love this table, you have such great taste!! It is perfect!

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Karena

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SHERRY HART said...

She is real purdy!!! I love an ottoman as a coffee table....so functional. I can't believe there is NO primer in Dubai. That is just plain crazy. The chalk paint would be perfect because you don't need primer.....

mydeco said...

Looks good that whle room looks pretty great!

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