I knew from the start I wanted an ottoman with lucite legs, so it was just a matter of fabric selection. I originally wanted a large scale floral print, something ridiculously feminine and chinoiserie, but because of some hiccups I detailed here, I had to switch to a less fussy fabric. It was frustrating at the time, but ultimately, for the best.
As you can see, the rug is not exactly a neutral, so the ottoman provides a nice counterpoint to it. The print plays off of the green accents in the rug and balances the red, while the buffalo check itself is a good contrast to the ethnic rug design. In the end, I think a floral on top of this rug would have competed too much.
We’ve also finally settled on a good, workable furniture layout. The end tables are vintage ones I’ve had for years, and the lamp is another oldie–something I originally bought four years ago for our bedroom. The skirted table I wrote about in the fall is alive and well, just moved to a better spot in the room.