CS: I love your philosophy of using what you have when designing your home. Your reworked ottoman is great — what other examples of "using what you have" are employed in your home's design?
LD: Truth is that I don't have a lot of extras around. I donate, sell, or give away most things I'm not using. However, recently on the street in my neighborhood I picked up an elaborate, carved wood, king headboard. (My neighborhood is going through a transition, where older people are passing and leaving their homes to grown children. Many times, the new owners just throw things out, on the curb, in their renovations.)