Irmentrud Vreni 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 Fireplace January 23rd, 2018
Create a large accent wall. A small fireplace can make a big impact when it's surrounded by an accent wall. This dynamic mosaic emphasizes the fireplace as a focal point.
Mariette Josephe Fireplace January 23rd, 2018
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.
Irmentrud Vreni Media Storage January 20th, 2018
Home theater technology has never been better — today you can even exceed the audiovisual quality of your local cinema. Whether you want to host the perfect film night entertain after a dinner party or simply keep the kids quiet for a few hours on a rainy afternoon there’s a home theater solution out there to suit your needs.
Fioralba Emma Media Storage January 20th, 2018
It makes your entertainment life simple and convenient - Stop spending all of your time running throughout your apartment frantically digging through dirty clothes looking for the CD you want to play when your girlfriend gets there! While you might not have it that bad a centralized digital storage solution can make feeding your home theater or digital DJ system as simple as flipping the cabinet door open to your very own personal digital media Mecca.
Adara Noya Ottoman January 20th, 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!
Mila Avdotya Ottoman January 19th, 2018
I love this yellow quilted piece. It's got a Mies Barcelona vibe brightened by vibrant color that's a fantastic fit with the white room and gorgeous view. This is a great example of how one low piece of furniture can add a whole new aesthetic dimension to a space.
Mariette Josephe Fireplace January 19th, 2018
Let it go through the roof. These flues can rise up and through dramatic roof overhangs with minimal impact. Just make sure you allow for the proper clearances by following local building codes and the manufacturer's specifications.
Irmentrud Vreni Media Storage January 19th, 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.
Fioralba Emma Media Storage January 19th, 2018
This works especially well if some of the pieces are as large or even larger than the TV. The unusual square piece in the upper left draws attention away from the TV and the other little pieces keep the eye moving around.