Irmentrud Vreni Fireplace January 25th, 2018
Classic brick. This is timeless and inexpensive compared to other hard surfaces and makes itself at home in traditional and transitional styles. Bricks can be installed in a staggered pattern or stacked for an even more contemporary look. Around $2.000 to $5.000.
Mariette Josephe Fireplace January 25th, 2018
Let the fireplace float. By placing windows around the fireplace (and placing the metal chimney on the outside) there's little to block the light and view so the interior stays more open and bright. The fireplace seems to float in the wall rather than being anchored to one spot by a heavy masonry chimney.
Mila Avdotya Fireplace January 25th, 2018
Separate. Separating the television and fireplace within the same space is difficult to get right but it’s done masterfully here. The wood paneling running up the wall and over the ceiling to surround the fireplace wall makes for a perfect integration — it almost feels as if they are on the same wall. Think carefully about your furniture plan when you have two focal points in a living room. What would you and your guests prefer to see — the fireplace or the television?
Fioralba Emma Fireplace January 17th, 2018
This living room gets added drama with a white back-painted glass mantel and fireplace surround that replaced a traditional paneled fireplace. The glass-and-metal mantel is kept sleek thanks to minimal accessories. The key here is to vary the height of the accessories to keep the eye moving along the space.
Adara Noya Ottoman January 17th, 2018
An ottoman in the closet - what a great idea! This simple addition - which doesn't take up too much space in this admittedly huge walk-in - is so functional. Plus it gives the closet a dressing room feeling that gives whole new meaning to "shopping in your closet".
Mila Avdotya Fireplace January 17th, 2018
Let it go through the roof. These flues can rise up and through dramatic roof overhangs with minimal impact. Just make sure you allow for the proper clearances by following local building codes and the manufacturer's specifications.
Mariette Josephe Ottoman January 17th, 2018
Lulu & Georgia had me at royal blue. Its Florence ottoman provides a killer pop of color and a dash of glam for a bedroom or living space.
Irmentrud Vreni Media Storage January 17th, 2018
Sort your seating. What good is a home cinema without cinema-quality seating? With a home control system and D-Box technology you can have your seating rumble and vibrate in time with the action up on the big screen! Another option to consider especially if the room will be used by children is soundproofing. Not only does soundproofing mean you can turn up the volume; it also ensures that the little ones’ shouts of excitement won’t be heard by anyone next door.
Fioralba Emma Ottoman January 17th, 2018
Part ottoman and part table this Gabby ottoman via Crate & Barrel plays to its strong suit: its gorgeous rattan wicker weave. At under $140 it’s an easy piece to round out your family room.
Adara Noya Fireplace January 17th, 2018
Plaster. Common in the American Southwest plaster (very similar to a textured drywall) fireplace surrounds are traditional in design but oh so cozy. I love dining room fireplaces! Eliminating a protruding hearth on a fireplace in the dining room can free up much-needed floor space.