An upholstered bench makes a perfect layering piece at the foot of a bed, beneath a console in the entryway, or beside a sofa in the living room. Its versatile design helps soften spaces, while providing extra seating in a pinch. So when Komenda found this Dorothy Draper coffee-table base (sans stone top) for about $10 at a junk store, she immediately knew it had potential.
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