Adara Noya Fireplace January 23rd, 2018
Plaster. Common in the American Southwest plaster (very similar to a textured drywall) fireplace surrounds are traditional in design but oh so cozy. I love dining room fireplaces! Eliminating a protruding hearth on a fireplace in the dining room can free up much-needed floor space.
Mila Avdotya Fireplace January 20th, 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 Fireplace January 17th, 2018
Sometimes the best way to deal with these two focal points is to separate them. This design makes great use of an angled wall while still making it easy to enjoy the fireplace and the TV at the same time. Connect your fireplace mantel visually to the main shelving. In a design like the one shown here you also could carry over all three shelves to create a triple mantel.
Fioralba Emma Media Storage January 19th, 2018
To take a less hypermodern approach place a TV in a full bookshelf system (rather than free-floating minimalist shelves) to create a more transitional look. Encasing the TV in custom framing helps it blend even further into the casework so only the essential screen is visible (and not shiny brand names). Keep in mind that a frame will block the remote receiver so you may need a device to reroute the signal from a receiver tucked on a nearby shelf.
Adara Noya Fireplace January 19th, 2018
Brick with wood. Exposed brick with surrounding millwork looks timeless and can be a great way to update an older brick fireplace. The untouched brick adds a more textural contrast to a freshly painted mantel and surround. Forgo white or off-white; paint your fireplace surround a bold color and watch your room transform from good to great.
Mila Avdotya Ottoman January 19th, 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 19th, 2018
This classic Palmer ottoman from Layla Grace will prance its way into your heart. Its stunning nailhead detailing is the oomph that elevates it to an entirely new level.
Irmentrud Vreni Fireplace January 19th, 2018
Avoid architectural features. The flue can also bend and be rerouted to avoid architectural features such as overhangs. Again (this can't be stressed enough) follow the building codes and manufacturer specifications when doing any chimney installation.
Fioralba Emma Ottoman January 19th, 2018
A round ottoman is great for a sectional with a wedge or rounded corners. With no corners it is easy to get around.
Adara Noya Ottoman January 19th, 2018
Ottomans are used as footstools extra seating a coffee table or as bedroom furniture. Some of the popular ottomans are leather cube ottomans storage cocktail ottomans upholstered ottomans and round ottomans.