Mila Avdotya Fireplace January 25th, 2018
I love a good fireplace. If you are a member of the always-cold club you know what I’m talking about. Sitting in front of a roaring fire is my idea of cozy. Whether you love the smell and crackle of a wood-burning fireplace or the ease of a gas-burning one choosing the right facing is a big decision.
Mariette Josephe Fireplace January 24th, 2018
Stone. There are many options of stone to choose from for a fireplace facing. I love to wander at stone yards looking at all the different varieties. Stones such as fieldstone come in many shapes colors and textures. I suggest finding the best installer you can and work with him or her to select the best stone for your fireplace. Around $4.000 to $7.000 for stone and installation.
Adara Noya Fireplace January 23rd, 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.
Mila Avdotya Ottoman January 19th, 2018
Ottoman coffee tables. Most well-made ottomans are solid enough to be used as coffee tables - and not just in an emergency! Many use their ottoman as a coffee table period! Your ottoman is usually lower in height than your chair or sofa and is perfect as a coffee table. Some ottomans have a shelf under the top that can be used to store magazines so apart from being upholstered they are more table-like than ottoman-like!
Mariette Josephe Media Storage January 19th, 2018
It saves you time- Without all of those "where is that DVD?" scrambles and constant media sorting you can now finally take the time to find out why your best friend recommended the movie Gandhi to you over 10 years ago.
Irmentrud Vreni Media Storage January 19th, 2018
Modern media centers rather than full-height cabinets to enclose the TV often simply surround the TV with a wall of floating shelves to help visually distract from the screen while adding useful storage (which often would be filled with DVDs in the past but are more often just decorative in the age of streaming).
Fioralba Emma Ottoman January 19th, 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.
Adara Noya Ottoman January 19th, 2018
Moroccan poufs are a dime a dozen these days but this lime-green one from Serena & Lily stands out from the crowd for obvious reasons. Or choose another bold color to take a room from blah to brilliant.
Mila Avdotya Ottoman January 17th, 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 Media Storage January 17th, 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.