Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The X factor

I'm really into using benches as ottomans right now -- there's something unexpected yet posh about the design trend. Maybe it's because I live in NYC and need the extra seating...

Anyways, the classic "X Bench" has always been on my list but it's usually super expensive. Until now. Ballard Designs offers the bench in 69 different color options that, depending on your pick, range from only $169 to $331.

FYI -- Jonathan Adler's makes a super similar one for a whopping $700!

I've posted two of my favorite fabric options above. Visit http://www.ballarddesigns.com/ to play with the patterns, or send in your own textile and the company will upholster the furniture piece in it for you.