Irmentrud Vreni Fireplace January 25th, 2018
The fireplace has been the most prominent architectural element in the home for centuries. It can be designed in just about any configuration using a world of materials. From the height of the firebox opening to the shape of the hearth to incorporating mantels and lighting the most distinctive detail remains what we choose to cover it with. Take a look at some of the most popular materials that designers are using.
Mariette Josephe Fireplace January 24th, 2018
With fireplace season upon us you might be thinking about updating an old fireplace or building a new one. There are so many choices for facing a fireplace that picking one can be challenging. Style cost and installation are a few of the considerations you’ll likely have. Here are some options for you to consider; which one lights your fire?
Fioralba Emma Fireplace January 23rd, 2018
River rock. A naturally round stone that comes in various palettes river rock is available in many sizes even up to 15 inches. River rock is textural and neutral and fits with traditional and rustic styles. $4.000 to $7.000 for materials and installation.
Adara Noya Ottoman December 04th, 2017
For a serious feminine touch this Betsy bench can be your go-to girly ottoman. With plenty of color and fabric options Ballard Designs makes it easy to integrate it in your space.
Mila Avdotya Media Storage November 30th, 2017
So often TVs are installed far too high as people tend to place them where they look best from a standing position forgetting that they will actually be viewed while sitting down. Placing your TV at a proper low angle helps take your eyes off it the rest of the time especially if you tuck it under some shelves painted in a fun hue. Dark floors or a dark rug will help it visually sink away into the ground where it won’t be noticed until it’s TV time.
Mariette Josephe Fireplace November 29th, 2017
Texture twist. You can use texture when combining a fireplace and television on the same wall. The extra texture actually makes the components subtler; the eye skims over the TV and fireplace instead focusing on the wood stone and cubbies. Even if your fireplace is front and center you can camouflage it by using the same neutral colors for the firebox as the surrounding stone.
Fioralba Emma Ottoman November 28th, 2017
Optional seating. Whether it is styled in the form of a box or a chair on short legs an ottoman is upholstered and can be used as a seat. Perhaps not as comfortable as an armchair but sufficient as an emergency or alternative seating option in your home during parties or when a crowd of friends descend upon you. It can be stored away under a table and pulled out when needed - or rolled out if your ottoman is fitted with casters.
Adara Noya Fireplace November 27th, 2017
Ledgestone. This sleek floor-to-ceiling fireplace is constructed from one of the most popular materials currently on the market. Small strips of stone are applied vertically to look like tiny ledges creating a soft contemporary feel. With no hearth and mantel the firebox floats inside the stone almost like artwork.
Mila Avdotya Media Storage November 25th, 2017
Again asymmetry can be your friend here as placing the TV off to one side in a wide bookcase or pair of cases will keep it from feeling like the visual focal point. Depending on the furniture arrangement this can also leave a TV well-positioned to be watched from a sectional sofa or favorite chair even if it’s off-center from some of the other seats.
Mariette Josephe Media Storage November 24th, 2017
It saves you space- The days of CD cases and DVD wallets stacking up like stalagmites on your desk or sofa side table can now be a thing of the past. Taking the clutter out of any environment and organizing it sensibly is not only a reasonable thing to do but can directly add to the quality of your life.