Way back last winter when we bought our new sofa, my husband requested the ability to put up his feet, since the low arm of the sofa meant sitting sideways was not very comfortable. I agreed we should swap out our glass coffee table for an ottoman. It took several months of looking for the right thing at the right price point, right color, etc. Once I found this ottoman, it kept selling out and being restocked, only to have it sell out again almost immediately. Finally I snagged one in the right color while it was in stock, and I even had a coupon. I think that classifies as a "win" in the decor world.
(Thisbe snuck into just about every photo...)
We've had it about a month now and I love it. It's the exact right thing. And at it's reasonable price (around $300) I was so worried the quality would be compromised, but the tufting is done beautifully, the piece feels very sturdy, and there is nothing that feels "cheap" about it in any way. It's from Overstock.com, so I was plenty nervous until it arrived. You never know with those discount places.
We've been using this tray as a spot to set down drinks, which is working very well, although I'd sort of like a little side table perch (maybe a garden stool) so you don't have to lean forward as far. And I'm in the market for a slightly larger box to hold our video game controllers - I moved them out of these pictures, but they are usually strewn about. That's not the intended look ;)
I'm looking forward to trying new styling arrangements with this larger piece. For now, a few books, a candle, a blanket in easy reach, and a little bowl of our recent polaroid adventures are the perfect neutral set-up. As the holidays draw closer I think I'll enjoy adding some rich warm tones.
Since the weather here is finally starting to cool down, I think I'm "nesting" a bit - we have a few more new purchases to share (some are here already, some are in the works) so stay tuned.