Adara Noya Fireplace December 23rd, 2017
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.
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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 23rd, 2018
Integrate it into your living room. Most people don’t quite have the space for a designated room for their home theater but integrating similar features into a living room can create a comparable cinematic experience. You will need to be extra careful to avoid compromising the existing style of your space though.
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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!
Adara Noya Media Storage January 23rd, 2018
Keep the screen hidden too. It’s not only the projector that can be concealed but the screen itself. With a motorized projector lift some ceiling-integrated speakers and a drop-down projector screen the transition from living room to home cinema can be as smooth as it is impressive. The space freed up while the screen isn’t in use can be used to display artwork or any other more aesthetically pleasing pieces.
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The ottoman as a footrest. Many people love to stretch their legs out when sitting. Whether they are reading a book watching TV or simply resting or napping people like to elevate their feet and legs. The biological effect is to reduce the stress on the heart in pumping blood up through the non-return valves in the veins of their legs by keeping your legs raised your heart has less work to do and you consequently use less energy so can relax easier. The padded top of an ottoman permit you to do this comfortably and many use this type of furniture with their recliner rather than use the footrest that comes with the furniture.
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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).
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Side by side. This design works magic as both elements stand side by side in perfect harmony. The television and the firebox are similar in size which helps to balance out each other’s weight on the wall. The materials provide contrast while still tying into the rest of the home’s design. If concrete isn’t the right finish for your fireplace surround try a gray-colored tile to create the same effect.