Adara Noya Ottoman January 25th, 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.
Mariette Josephe Ottoman January 20th, 2018
For a twist on the pouf trend look no farther than this leather piece from Ballard Designs. Striking a balance between sturdy and sweet it will make the rounds throughout your home.
Irmentrud Vreni Media Storage January 20th, 2018
While it may not seem practical to place items in front of the TV to block it (after all it is meant to be seen at least some of the time) keep in mind that the TV doesn’t necessarily need to be hidden from all angles. A chair placed between you and the TV will hide it (at least partially) when people are traversing the hallways and passing by so the screen is at least hidden when you aren’t plopped down on the sofa. Note that pushing a TV into the back of a deep bookshelf will similarly minimize it from many angles making this technique doubly effective.
Fioralba Emma Media Storage January 20th, 2018
Media armoires worked great back in the day of analog TVs. Close the doors to hide the electronics and open them to watch. Those were simpler times. But today flat-panel TVs are put on display more often than not. Mounting on walls or being set on top of consoles can actually complicate matters since remote controls typically use infrared signals to communicate with the devices. The little red light needs to be pointed directly at the component to change the channel turn up the audio or pause the movie. A solid surface blocks this communication.
Adara Noya Ottoman January 20th, 2018
This round Hayes tufted ottoman from Ballard Designs solves a lot of style woes. With its many color options and tufted top luxury never came so easily.
Mila Avdotya Ottoman January 19th, 2018
Storage can be stylish with this Oxford storage ottoman from Lulu & Georgia. It provides the extra storage you need in tight quarters without sacrificing style.
Mariette Josephe Fireplace January 19th, 2018
A slab of marble granite or another solid surface creates a dramatic and minimalist aesthetic. Make sure to hand select your slab and discuss the best area to cut with your installer. Try to take advantage of veining that creates a focal point. Around $7.000 to $10.000 for the slab fabrication and installation. This facing is among the higher-priced ones.
Irmentrud Vreni Media Storage January 19th, 2018
Choose 7.1 surround sound. The latest in surround-sound technology requires eight separate audio channels to truly immerse viewers in the film. But it can be difficult to decide whether you should try to disguise the speakers or make them a feature of the room. Plenty of speaker manufacturers make devices that both sound good and look beautiful. Wood paneling offers a great combination of acoustics and aesthetics. Remember to check the wiring options when looking to make a purchase — no matter how good the speakers look a tangle of cables is always a turn-off.