It’s been on my mind for years. Why not create an entire line of ottomans for powder rooms, master bathrooms, spas, etc.? Everybody needs a place to put their purse, jacket, towels, or robe, right? Admittedly, this venture needs to be fleshed out a bit. But in the meantime, I’m going to keep making them.

In my ongoing house makeover series for my Indianapolis Star column, DIY Journal , I decided to do up one of my upholstered spool ottomans with dressmaker details. (OK, so I just tweaked the design I did for the Design Sponge ombre ottoman, but design is evolution, right?)


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