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Cowhide Ottomans

We can make your dream custom-made cowhide ottoman - contact us today to discuss your options. If you can imagine it we can probably make it. Versatile ottomans are perfect for storage, coffee tables and flexible extra seating

Most living rooms can only fit a limited amount of furniture, so each furniture piece should be stylish, comfortable and versatile to justify the space that it takes up. Cowhide ottomans are our passion but we can make ottomans covered in other things like velvet, leather, linen or just about anything you can imagine.

cowhide ottoman or upholstered cowhide footstool is a wonderful alternative to a coffee table or flexible extra seating solution. Ottomans are smaller than other seating and light enough to be easily re-positioned as needed. Use a storage ottoman or toy box to tidy up your living space. We have a small selection of cowhide ottomans on sale at our showroom but most are made to order to your specifications. Contact us to talk about your perfect cowhide ottoman.

quoteI found an amazing cowhide ottoman in one of Sydney's chicest designer furniture stores, the price tag, however, was horrifying. I searched online for an alternative and came across Gorgeous Creatures. While it was a quite a significant investment to be made across the seas, the team at GC were incredibly helpful and open. It gave me the confidence to place the order, pay the money and cross my fingers. I could not be happier. The resulting ottoman is far better than the one I saw at the original retailer at about 1/3 of the price. I've only had it a week (very fast, well communicated delivery) but everyone that walks into my home is bowled over by how chic it looks. It is a beautiful piece that I'm sure will give us many, many years of pleasure. Thanks GC. Dale - Sydney - Australia.


Fun and stylish cowhide ottomans

''A room can be given a greater sense of style and uniqueness by the addition of a custom made ottoman covered in an interesting fabric, leather or animal skin.''

Ottomans are a low risk way to inject pattern, colour and texture into the room without the worry of “going too far”. Be brave and have fun with the ottoman covering. The ottoman cover can easily be changed in a few years when fashion or your décor style changes, or if you move house.

round cowhide ottoman
Gorgeous creatures ottoman furniture

Ottomans will last the distance

The best thing to do is to invest in a good quality ottoman to start with; this will last for many years.

A strong well made frame and quality legs are very important. An ottoman needs to stand up to the weight of adults sitting on it and children jumping on it. The soft rounded corner of an upholstered ottoman means that children won't hurt themselves when running and falling over.

When used as a central coffee table an ottoman or foot stool excels in adaptability and can become a feature. Firm enough to rest a cup of tea or dinner plate, coffee table books, board games or a tray, a cowhide ottoman is a welcoming center piece that doesn’t create a hard barrier between you and your family or guests. After dinner everyone can put their feet up and relax. Ottomans and foot stools are also low profile and will not obscure a view out a window, to a TV or fireplace or make a room feel blocked in and cluttered.

The custom made ottoman design process

Zebra cowhide ottoman on sale

Photograph above by Anil Dumasia from Image Central

We generally start the custom ottoman design process by choosing the ottoman legs and then work out the finished height and depth of the upholstered ottoman body from the leg measurements. So if we choose a leg that is 15cm high and our desired finished height is 38cm, the body will be 23cm deep by default.

The best height to make an upholstered ottoman is between 35cm and 45cm from the ground to the top of the foam cushion. Anything taller than this will feel awkward to sit on and look unbalanced. A popular average height is 38cm-40cm tall but it depends on the height of your sofas.

If a cowhide is going to be used to cover an ottoman, a cowhide the right size is very important. We will look at all the options in your chosen cowhide colour range and make a suggestion for the best cowhide to use. We have a nice range of quality leathers and upholstery fabrics in the showroom and can source something special for you if needed. Tell us what you love and we will find it for you.

Start the design process by looking through our catalogue of cowhide ottomans that we have made for other people. Then give us a call or drop us an email to talk it through.

quoteI contracted with Gorgeous Creatures to design and build a custom cowhide ottoman for my family room. The bottom line is...it totally exceeded my expectations...was exactly what I had imagined and more. Gorgeous Creatures is based in New Zealand and I live in Seattle Washington so I was adding a level of complexity to the purchase vs. buying in the U.S. That said, the prices were significantly better than anything I could get in North America and the quality was equal if not better. And Kirsty Mason who owns the company was a joy to work with and made the entire process simple and friction free. Thanks Kirsty for all your help and deliver an awesome ottoman. Doug - Seattle Washington - USA

Ottoman pricing, quotes and freight

Because each ottoman is custom made and unique we can not give an instant quote. We need to find out in great detail what you want in an ottoman.
But an average sized ottoman covered in cowhide or leather usually falls around the NZ$1895 - NZ$2500 price range. If a fabric is selected then it could be a lot less. This is all dependent on a lot of individual factors like the size, covering and legs selected and the above price range is an indication only.

Quotes: If you would like a quote for an ottoman or footstool please let us know what size, finished height, length and width you would like. Also what type of covering you prefer and what kind of leg option e.g. wood legs, aluminium or chrome plated metal legs, straight wood or metal legs, curved metal legs . We can help you to work this out if you give us a call ph 09 522 1050 or send us an email or visit us in the Auckland showroom.

 Ottomans can be couriered to many countries for a reasonable price. And we can use DHL for over-sized ottomans. Shipping or delivery will be quoted on a case by case basis and we need your full address to do this properly, including your post code and suburb.
Freight for an average sized ottoman that is 15kg and 110cm x 60cm x 40cm will be:-
Australia estimate NZ$250
USA estimate NZ$495
Canada estimate $495
Singapore estimate $450
Hong Kong estimate $450
France estimate NZ$595
Italy estimate NZ$595
UK estimate NZ$595
Please tell us if you will need the ottoman freighted out of Auckland. Quotes are time consuming so please only ask for a quote if you are seriously considering an ottoman in the near future.