For such a small part of the overall room design, a footstool holds its own, especially when upholstered in sumptuous fabric. ‘this luxurious, tactile, printed velvet has an appealing, ethnically inspired print,’ says sarah macgregor, design director at Colefax and Fowler. ‘the velvet lends itself well to the rich copper tone.’ In this room, the richness of the fabric used for the curtains and footstool is the perfect foil for the neutral walls, sofa and carpet. the stool is also available in a square design.
Claude rectangular stool, H37xw121xd61cm, £895, Kingcome Sofas; covered in Melisande, £120m, Colefax and Fowler. Fairfax sofa, £4,200, Kingcome Sofas; covered in Casper, £120m, Colefax and Fowler.