A practical ottoman can definitely be a good buy, and this Martha Stewart Kent leather cocktail ottoman as well as this Martha Stewart Kent fabric bench from Macys should definitely be on the top of your list of possible candidates. The Martha Stewart Kent living room series is very elegant and defined by mid century style combined with modern sophistication. You can find a sofa and several different chairs among their collection as well as these nice ottomans and benches which would be just as suitable in the living room as in the bedroom or entryway.
What's so practical about an ottoman is that you can use it in so many different ways: as an extra seating area, as a table with a tray on top of it as well as a space to put up your feet on. The leather cocktail ottoman is very neat and features nailhead trim along the edge of the bottom. It's these small details which make these pieces interesting and give them character. You could of course match these pieces with the Kent sofa and chair, or you could just pick out the ottoman or bench and match with other furniture. Either way, Macys is a great place to go for these types of purchases.
Martha Stewart Ottoman, Kent Leather Cocktail Ottoman
"Sleek lines and modern styling -- along with touches of mid-century influence -- help define this genre-defying cocktail ottoman from Martha Stewart and Bernhardt. From its tapered legs to its luxurious leather upholstery, every element is crafted for superb looks and a luxurious feel. "
Martha Stewart Bench, Kent
"Polyester microfiber. Exposed feet finished in an espresso hue. Engineered hardwood frame. Sinuous spring seating; special 1.8 density foam down seat core"
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