In a living room, matching paint and fabric unify two different stools. The taller one started out as a plain black metal frame, most likely the base for a tile- or stone-topped table. With a thin cushion, it becomes soft enough to be a seat and firm enough to hold a coffee cup on a saucer. The smaller of the two, with boldly turned legs, is a William and Mary revival footstool.
Living Room Stools
Martha Stewart Living, September 1997