home makeovers by emily henderson

Photo: Daniel Hennessy

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Declutter Your Coffee Table

Flat surfaces tend to attract magazines and plates of half-eaten food. So Henderson replaced Hilton's makeshift coffee table (a piece of wood balanced on two stools and covered with a sari) with a large aubergine ottoman. It's casual and comfortable and provides a pop of intense color—and a place to put a cup of tea (a shaggy little stool from Target, meanwhile, adds a dose of fun). Instead of Hilton's tchotchkes, Henderson went with a single statement piece, which makes the room look larger: a vase of fresh flowers on a tray. Reading material now lives in wicker baskets under the bench.

Buy Alexis Hilton's new ottoman! GILT Home is offering O readers 20 percent off this 808 Home Medium Round Ottoman (regularly $295)—and everything else on its site—with code OPRAH20.