Creative Collaboration: GEM Visa 3 Ways with… Freedom Furniture ‘Grace’ Bench Ottoman

Photograph by Babiche Martens.

Armed with my trusted GEM Visa I was whisked off to a local Freedom Furniture store to style one item three different ways… Today’s item was the beautifully stylish Freedom Furniture Grace Bench Ottoman in Plush Pink Velvet.

Photograph by Babiche Martens.

Taking the cue that this ottoman is not only good looking but also functional I wanted to add it to an entrance-way.  We come and go from our home so it’s nice to have a place to sit, put our shoes on and contemplate what we need for the day.  Space is also at a premium in an area like this so the ottoman is perfect to sit against the wall leaving plenty of room for human traffic.  The soft pink colour way also brings a nice lift to a predominately neutral and natural colour scheme.


+ Ottoman: Grace Bench Ottoman $999
+ Sidetable: Valencia 2 Door Buffet $1,299
+ Rug: Cowhide Floor Rug $549
+ Vases: Mottle Vase Grey $34.95 & Umi Vessel 30cm $59.95
+ Basket: Hampshire Bread Basket $44.95
+ Throw: Loopy Throw $199
+ Foliage: Rogue Bird of Paradise $39.95 each
+ Mirror: Keighley Mirror $269

Photograph by Babiche Martens.

Mixing up the seating around your dinning room table is an easy way to update the table’s look and feel.  Adding an upholstered bench ottoman contributes a sense of luxury and texture to a usually hard edged setting.  Team the bench seat with an upholstered chair in a complimentary colour and suddenly you have created a table-scape that is warm, inviting and and perfect for long lunches and family dinners.  Colour clues have been taken from the artwork which allows us to play with subtle tones of seafoam, teal, dusty pink and white.


+ Ottoman: Grace Bench Ottoman $999
+ Dining Table: Valencia Dining Table $999
+ Dining Chair: Stax Dining Chair $169
+ Pendant Light: Coron Ceiling Pendant
+ Artwork: Matthieu Print $289
+ Vase: Alondra Lantern $39.95
+ Foliage: Rogue Nut Pod $24.95 each
+ Table setting: Rattan Placemat $17.95, Oak Serving Board $54.95, 
Tailor Coupe Dinner Plate $11.95, Jet Side Plate $5.95, Sorrento Bowl $8.95,
Jett Mini Bowl $2.95
+ Glassware: Prestige White Wine Glass $34.95 set of 4, Prestige Red Wine Glass $34.95 set of 4 Cassiopla Water Glass $7.95 each

Photograph by Babiche Martens.

The last room to get the ottoman treatment is the bedroom.  This setting with it’s slubby bed linen, concrete floors, and black accents could head into a more masculine zone but the blush pink velvet fabric of the Grace Bench Ottoman breaks that up.  Add the same tone into the bedding and it ties in the soft colour perfectly to break up the heavy influence of darker tones.


+ Ottoman: Grace Bench Ottoman $999
+ Rug: Melibu Floor Rug 160 x 230cm $699
+ Bedding: Crushed Cotton Sheet Sheet $229,
Brushed Marl Pillowcase Set $39.95, Brushed Marl Quilt Cover $179,
+ Cushions: Dorian Floor Cushion $54.95, Carlotta Cushion $44.95
+ Bed: Oslo Queen Bed $1299, Chelsea Queen Plush Mattress $1,499
+ Bedside Table: Mayson Side Table $299
+ Plant: Rogue Agave $319
+ Bedside Lamp: West End Table Lamp $129
+ Bedside Objects: Concrete Large Star $32.95, Crestwood Vessel 14cm $17.95,
Crestwood Vessel 8cm $14.95,  Metric Mug Diagonal $6.95
+ Art: Bakari Wall Art $299

Photograph by Babiche Martens.

Each set wouldn’t be possible without the help of my fantabulous GEM Visa.  It really gives you flexibility when purchasing with long-term interest free deals with Freedom.  So you can buy what you need and not pay interest for 6 months!  Most definitely the smarter way to shop!



All products used in these sets are current and now available from Freedom Furniture

+ this blog post is a paid promotion in collaboration with GEM Visa

+ Styling by Alex Fulton Design

+ Photography by Babiche Martens

+ All styled in-store at the wonderful Westgate Freedom Furniture store (thank you to all the staff that went above and beyond to help us!)


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