Chairs are my first love. But one day I decided that I needed a plush green velvet ottoman to go with a new painting I had purchased, and it set my creative spark alight. The painting in question is modern piece, with blues and greens in the back ground and a large red circle in the foreground. And so I wanted a colour that would compliment the greens and blues but is still current and stylish. Emerald green seemed the most appropriate choice for an nice upholstered bench or ottoman, that would sit just beneath the nearly two metre long painting.
I am always a bit skeptical about trends because I think it ties you to a particular point in time and very quickly looks dated. But green is pretty timeless, it's synonymous with multiple decades, notable the 30's and 70's, and therefore I think it is able to be contemporary but still looks suitably vintage or informed.
The velvet is italian velvet purchased from Designer's Guild. A fun fact my Designer's Guild representative told me, over 70% of all the furniture in Europe is made using Designer's Guild fabric, and it really is the best. Silky smooth and yet durable, the closest thing I can describe it as is the soft underbelly fur on a sleek Daschshund. Ok, so I haven't sampled the fur on every type of dog, but that's what comes to mind when you stroke one of these velvets.
Green velvet ottoman at the end of a bed
I made the ottoman quite long so that it can also serve as an upholstered bench for the end a bed. I imagine a large and airy bedroom with a big fluffy duvet, and sumptuously upholstered head board. At the end of the bed is the green velvet ottoman, where you can sit to tie your shoes in the morning or balance your hand bag whilst you run around trying to find the various accoutrements to fill it with.
Green velvet ottoman? Or green velvet footstool?
So my mum who is a furniture aficionado and set dresser for theatre, immediately text me to let me know that an ottoman usually has a storage function and that this is more of a footstool. Well perhaps this is the case, but the vast abyss of the internet seems to have convoluted the two and the use of ottoman for an upholstered bench or footstool is prevalent. I think this fits the bench/ottoman category better than a footstool as it is quite tall, and fairly long so takes up more space than a more compact footstool.
Buy my green velvet ottoman
Take a look at our green velvet ottoman and let us know what you think, if you think another colour would suit better then do let us know. If you are interested in purchasing one then you can always buy one online here and we will ship it within 3 weeks to your door.