Adara Noya Fireplace January 20th, 2018
Brick with wood. Exposed brick with surrounding millwork looks timeless and can be a great way to update an older brick fireplace. The untouched brick adds a more textural contrast to a freshly painted mantel and surround. Forgo white or off-white; paint your fireplace surround a bold color and watch your room transform from good to great.
Fioralba Emma Fireplace January 14th, 2018
Sometimes the best way to deal with these two focal points is to separate them. This design makes great use of an angled wall while still making it easy to enjoy the fireplace and the TV at the same time. Connect your fireplace mantel visually to the main shelving. In a design like the one shown here you also could carry over all three shelves to create a triple mantel.
Mila Avdotya Fireplace October 23rd, 2017
Ledgestone. This is the texture lover’s choice. It’s available in many colors and can be installed horizontally or vertically for a more modern look. Notice here how the ledgestone above has been mixed with a slab on the bottom. $4.000 to $7.000.
Mila Avdotya Ottoman January 23rd, 2018
Pottery Barn doesn’t wimp out with ottomans. Case in point: this Caden ottoman. The large leather top on strong wooden legs makes it a perfect table or stellar seating.
Irmentrud Vreni Media Storage January 23rd, 2018
Integrate your lighting. Home automation can help replicate that real cinema experience by adding those special touches such as lights that automatically dim when the film begins or LED step lighting that comes on when the film is paused for a bathroom break. Lights and film have always gone hand in hand — a smart host like a smart director should use lighting to create the perfect atmosphere for a film.
Fioralba Emma Fireplace January 23rd, 2018
Side by side. This design works magic as both elements stand side by side in perfect harmony. The television and the firebox are similar in size which helps to balance out each other’s weight on the wall. The materials provide contrast while still tying into the rest of the home’s design. If concrete isn’t the right finish for your fireplace surround try a gray-colored tile to create the same effect.
Adara Noya Ottoman January 23rd, 2018
Teak isn’t just for your porch. Crate & Barrel takes this Regatta ottoman to an entirely new level with its wide-slat design. Add it as a small seat in your mudroom and you’ll never fall over while putting on your rain boots again.
Mila Avdotya Fireplace January 23rd, 2018
Make it sculptural. One of the great advantages to using a prefabricated metal fireplace and metal chimney is the ability to place a hearth just about anywhere in the home and treat it as a sculpture.
Mariette Josephe Ottoman January 23rd, 2018
West Elm plays to every man’s desire for a man cave with this leather Henry ottoman. All parties will be pleased because of its long life span and extreme durability.
Irmentrud Vreni Fireplace January 23rd, 2018
Complete cohesion. Place the television directly on top of the fireplace and bring both of these focal draws together by surrounding them with wood and molding details in the same style. Consider painting the backs of flanking bookcases the same color as the fireplace for further design cohesion.