Mila Avdotya Fireplace January 20th, 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.
Fioralba Emma Ottoman January 16th, 2018
Just as a coffee table is likely to serve as a footstool at some point the ottoman invariably serves as a makeshift coffee table too. As a resting place for legs and feet an ottoman needs to be easy to clean and durable. For its durability and functionality ottoman leather has almost become synonymous with ottoman furniture. Leather bears up well under heavy use and its patina only improves with age. Ottoman leather suits both contemporary and traditionally decorated rooms too adding texture rich color and style.
Adara Noya Ottoman January 16th, 2018
A round ottoman is great for a sectional with a wedge or rounded corners. With no corners it is easy to get around.
Mila Avdotya Media Storage January 15th, 2018
It's tempting to try to repurpose a piece of vintage furniture or use a shelving unit buffet or console table as a media cabinet but there is a big difference between a standard cabinet and a media console.
Mariette Josephe Ottoman January 15th, 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 Media Storage January 15th, 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 15th, 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.
Adara Noya Fireplace January 15th, 2018
Copper. I love copper in almost any application but I think it’s especially slick on a fireplace. One of my favorite attributes of copper is the way its finish changes over time. Copper is not only a beautiful facing choice but a conversation piece in any room. $5.000 to $8.000 for materials fabrication and installation.