Season 1, Episode 5

The Origins of Ottomania

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What does a popular piece of furniture have to do with one of the most formidable empires in history? Find out on The Furniture Geek as the all-knowing Jason Oliver Nixon shares the origins of the ottoman, how to choose between today's most popular options (storage or sheepskin?), and the many functions this small-but-mighty piece has to offer.

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As one-half of heralded design duo Madcap Cottage, Jason Oliver Nixon has built his ottoman empire as the prince of prints. But his knowledge of design goes beyond pattern: he’s a walking, breathing encyclopedia of style! In “The Furniture Geek,” Jason’s sharing his vast wealth of knowledge, from the little-known origins of popular silhouettes, to clues about color and cues on quality. Watch--and learn--as our resident geek of chic conducts his study on style. More

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