How fantastic is Julie Browning Bova? Her collection for Stanford Furniture deserved a “Style Spotter” card on every single piece. Next time, Julie, I promise! So here’s a round-up of a few favorites until I can get back there in October.
My super-stylish friend Shay style-spotted the Yonkers Ottoman first … and who can blame her? I love the equestrian details that are Julie’s signature, and the horse bit here is just so fun. I use ottomans all. the. time. because they are just so versatile! An ottoman (or two) is a fantastic substitute for a cocktail table if you have young twins or triplets. The cushioned edges are much softer on a little head than a wood or glass table. Remember to choose a durable fabric, though!
When your little ones have graduated from the “intense baby-proofing,” you can repurpose the ottomans in any number of ways — under a bench, paired with a chair, you name it. The Tac Ottoman is another fabulous choice, and — with nailhead trim — you wouldn’t have to worry about the twinks pulling on the horse bit!
“Double your pleasure, double your fun” with the Wildaire Mirror because it’s a “two-fer” … meaning you can use it horizontally or vertically. I like to joke that my twins were a two-fer at Babies R Us!
Of course, just designing an incredible furniture collection isn’t enough for Julie — and we are all anxiously awaiting the June 2012 debut of her stationery and gifts line with Boatman Geller. I’m already a Boatman Geller fan, so this is just a match made in heaven for me!