Classic Style Using Authentic Treasures

It's all about living an AUTHENTIC life, being true to who we are and finding beauty and inspiration in our daily surroundings. Decorating our homes with found items and antique and vintage treasures, we create a personal ~ classic style ~ that defines who we are!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Charming Footstool

Have you ever considered
the lowly footstool
to be an important part of 
your decor?
What do you notice first in this room
designed by Sarah Richardson?

I eyed the pair of upholstered stools 
in front of the arm chairs...
they are like little gems.

As gorgeous as they are,
this is something everyone can do.
The stools don't have to match, 
although there is something to be said
for symmetry.
If using a lot of color
or a busy pattern, 
twin stools may work better
than an unmatched pair.

You can find two small tables 
or two piano benches...
whatever works! 

Wrap the tops in a bit of foam and batting 
and upholster with your favorite fabric...
you can have the same look.

 An upholstered footstool
is an inexpensive but
clever way to introduce a special
color or fabric to your room design.


 If you prefer antiques
or a vintage style,
there are plenty out there,
with original textiles
like this tapestry,

or gorgeous cane tops
with turned legs.

 Or you can always pick up
a great stool anywhere
and upholster it with
a grain sack or vintage remnant
like I did with this one.

 Brenda, of Cottage4c blog
created an adorable
show-stopping footstool
out of a Coke crate.


 They truly don't get 
any more charming than that!

So whether you
go for one or two,

are an incredible way
to add the extra touches
you need for a finished look. 

Live your Authentic Life ~
Be the Real You!


Sister Patty said...

Ahhh... you are so amazing! Wonderful blog, Martha!

Martha at Authentica said...

Thank you sweet Patty....I'm going to be on the lookout for twin stools now....or two little tables. :)
We need to catch up soon!

16 Sassy Street said...

The first blue and cream living room - BEAUTIFUL!