Irmentrud Vreni Fireplace January 25th, 2018
The fireplace is often the most commanding element in any room it’s in. Size and abundance of material are often factors but as renovation specialist Ron Parko points out our eyes are naturally drawn to the darkest object in a room anyway. Oftentimes that’s the firebox when it’s unlit. Naturally you want this element and everything that surrounds it to complement the rest of your home. In many older homes where large brick fireplaces prevail this can pose a challenge.
Mariette Josephe Fireplace January 24th, 2018
Steel. An entire fireplace wall clad in steel has a commanding presence. The industrial feel goes hand in hand with minimalism for those who love the less-is-more look. Applying texture to this common material during fabrication ensures a unique visual depth.
Adara Noya Fireplace January 24th, 2018
Putting a television and fireplace on the same wall requires a delicate balance. These two focal points need a precise plan for them to feel warm and welcoming instead of out of balance or out of scale. Be careful to consider the size of each when figuring out which layout works best for your home. Whether you choose to have them over and under or side by side some of these winning fireplace and television combinations could help you find a truly harmonious look.
Fioralba Emma Ottoman November 11th, 2017
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.
Adara Noya Ottoman November 09th, 2017
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.
Mila Avdotya Fireplace November 08th, 2017
Painted brick. An option I have used often painted brick works every time. If you are longing to update your old red brick but are short on budget paint your brick. Any color can work but white works with so many different styles. Modern rustic and coastal all work with a painted fireplace. If the bricks are being installed new your project can cost $2.000 to $5.000 for raw materials and installation. (Read this before attempting it yourself though).
Mariette Josephe Fireplace November 06th, 2017
Matched in scale. This fireplace and television one on top of the other make for a stunning lesson in scale. The perfectly sized components almost make them look like they're combined. When placing your TV above your fireplace make sure it's low enough to be comfortable to look at. You don't want anyone to crane a neck when trying to relax and watch TV.
Irmentrud Vreni Ottoman October 28th, 2017
A square ottoman looks great with a sectional that has equal lengths on both sides as well as U-shape sofas.
Fioralba Emma Ottoman October 26th, 2017
Your ottoman should complement the look of your room. If the room is more classic and old fashioned than a wooden ottoman will fit perfectly well. It's also available in lacquer finish or if you want to make a statement no one can go wrong with an elegant leather ottoman. For chic homeowners with a budget faux leather beds work just as fine and will still give you the comfort and flexibility of ottomans.
Adara Noya Ottoman October 25th, 2017
Serena & Lily is never short on preppy or pretty options and this customizable ottoman is no exception. The options are truly endless — all the way down to the piping. This ottoman will be a long-loved piece in your home.