Mariette Josephe Fireplace January 24th, 2018
With fireplace season upon us you might be thinking about updating an old fireplace or building a new one. There are so many choices for facing a fireplace that picking one can be challenging. Style cost and installation are a few of the considerations you’ll likely have. Here are some options for you to consider; which one lights your fire?
Adara Noya Fireplace January 24th, 2018
Three’s company. Some may have difficulty combining two main design elements but this homeowner managed to do three. This asymmetrical layout mixes the size of all three pieces (television fireplace and artwork) comfortably into one design by maximizing the height and balancing the width of the wall. When adding artwork above the fireplace do your research before purchasing to make sure it can withstand the heat output.
Fioralba Emma 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 Ottoman January 23rd, 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.
Fioralba Emma Ottoman January 23rd, 2018
Part ottoman and part table this Gabby ottoman via Crate & Barrel plays to its strong suit: its gorgeous rattan wicker weave. At under $140 it’s an easy piece to round out your family room.
Adara Noya Fireplace January 23rd, 2018
Let the fireplace float. By placing windows around the fireplace (and placing the metal chimney on the outside) there's little to block the light and view so the interior stays more open and bright. The fireplace seems to float in the wall rather than being anchored to one spot by a heavy masonry chimney.
Mila Avdotya Ottoman January 23rd, 2018
Don’t let the white fool you; this upholstered cube from Ballard Designs is anything but basic or boring. And it’s actually available in myriad colors and patterns.
Mariette Josephe Ottoman January 23rd, 2018
If you have last-minute guests on the way and are on a budget the Roll Weave storage ottoman will be your savior. Your visitors will never know what’s hiding inside and you’ll smile at what you save.
Irmentrud Vreni Fireplace January 23rd, 2018
Keep the glass box glass. On the outside the metal chimney remains the vertical totem it has always been. But now the glass wall can span up over and in front of the chimney. There's no need to have a chimney that breaks up and separates the elevation into pieces.
Fioralba Emma Media Storage January 23rd, 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.