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Inspired By: Living Room by Designer Victoria Hagan

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Finding a design you like for inspiration is a great place to start when designing your own room. This gorgeous white room designed by Victoria Hagan has a wonderful contrast in the dark accents. So take this design and make it your own similar to what we have done below. Inspired By: Designer Victoria Hagan

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Adding hints of texture with wicker makes a nice surprising casual addition to the room. Today’s small family rooms may not allow for every piece of living room furniture, so pick and choose what is most important to you. Build on a small sample with varying colored accent pieces such as framed art, gallery-wrapped art, framed photos and softly scented candles. Earthy tones blend well with the cream and dark blend of this particular room. You can also brighten it up with deep red, royal purple, and even a muted lime green.

 



Get the Look:  

1. – International Concepts Coffee Table in Java
2. – Magnussen Roxboro Tables Rectangular End Table
3. – Coaster Accent Seating Upholstered Accent Side Chair in Brown
4. – Safavieh Leary Wicker and Wooden Bench in Natural
5. & 6. – Coaster Park Place Cream Velvet Sofa and Armchair

Style Guide: Home Decor on a Budget

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Affordable Home Decor

Sometimes when you are trying to redecorate a room, finding the right combination of accent pieces is tough. But home decor on a budget can be easy to achieve. Here are a few great places to start.

Holly & Martin Zion Hand Painted Wall Art with Clock

Holly & Martin Zion Hand Painted Wall Art with Clock

Holly & Martin have a wonderful collection of very intriguing home decor pieces. This sprocket wall clock will look fantastic as the room’s centerpiece in a home where gearheads rule, or even in an industrial bachelor pad. Mix it with some fabulous simple contemporary furniture to soften the metal look, or play with it a little and add some chrome and black leather. Uttermost  Maple Tree Hanging Photo Collage in Aged Chestnut

Uttermost Maple Tree Hanging Photo Collage in Aged Chestnut

This family tree photo frame by Uttermost is the perfect wall accent for the modern family who finds strength in keeping close family ties. The beautiful blend of earth tones in this piece will go beautifully with a contemporary home, a more vintage America home, or somewhere in-between. This is also a great piece for the family cottage where memories are made and shared around the campfire.

IMAX Corporation Labeled Suitcases Set of 3

Every family has a jetsetter relative who spins wild tales of the world beyond. This vintage trunk-style leather suitcase set by IMAX Corporation is a great addition to your family room or guest room. Pair it up with a vintage globe, some wonderful African sculptures and you have yourself the makings of a fabulous conversation room. IMAX Corporation Macaque Teakwood Vase

IMAX Corporation Macaque Teakwood Vase

IMAX Corporation has done it again with another unique find—the teakwood vase. This vase is a great way to enhance your rustic lodge or Arts & Crafts style home. It has a very west coast feel and can really tie in a room that has stone and hardwood blended together. Or try it in the sunroom surrounded by wicker or rattan furniture and lush greenery.  IMAX Corporation Ardene Iron Bird Planter

IMAX Corporation Ardene Iron Bird Planter

This iron planter is the epitome of country living. You have the iconic picket fence blended with nature, creating the perfect little space for a small potted herb garden. This decor piece by IMAX Corporation will fit seamlessly in the sunroom, greenhouse, or summer cottage. You can even use it in the beachfront cottage, surrounded by weathered furniture in a white room blended with the soft colors of the ocean waves.

Style Guide: The Color Red

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

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Red is a bold color, but when paired with white or black it can make your room feel fresh and adventurous. Take for example these two options—one by Tosh Furniture, the other by Poundex. This Tosh Furniture sectional is a beautifully designed set that would fit perfectly within a metro home. This would also look gorgeous in a home with more of a modern Swedish flair. Don’t try and mix up the look too much—the designers have done an amazing job already. This sofa is the perfect choice if you have a large room or love to entertain large groups.

Tosh Furniture Contemporary White and Red Leather Sectional Sofa Set

Tosh Furniture Contemporary White and Red Leather Sectional Sofa Set

The Tosh Furniture sectional is a beautifully designed set that would fit perfectly within a metro home. This would also look gorgeous in a home with more of a modern Swedish flair. Don’t try and mix up the look too much—the designers have done an amazing job already. This sofa is the perfect choice if you have a large room or love to entertain large groups.

Poundex Bobkona Manhattan Reversible Microfiber 3-Piece Sectional in Red

Poundex Bobkona Manhattan Reversible Microfiber 3-Piece Sectional in Red

The small contemporary sectional by Poundex has a very relaxed feel. It is less about entertaining the masses and more about entertaining the family. This pairs up beautifully with the Union Jack accent table by ZUO.

Zuo Union Jack Small Cabinet in Distressed Black

Zuo Union Jack Small Cabinet in Distressed Black

Now the great thing about the Poundex sectional set is that you can also purchase it in white. In that case, you could do something whimsical and accent it with this Uttermost table. It brings in the punch of red, and if all you are looking for is red accents, then this is the way to go.

Uttermost Dice Accent Table in Burnt Red

Uttermost Dice Accent Table in Burnt Red

The coffee table, while a very traditional piece in every North American home, can even be negated here. You can do just as much with a couple smaller black storage ottomans, while still having the flexibility to make space for the impromptu wrestling match.

Style Guide: Guest Room Re-do

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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Your guest room could use a life-changing experience. Change up the wall color, furniture, and bedding to give your guests a luxury hotel feel with the comfort of family and friends surrounding them.


Hillsdale Tiburon Metal Panel Bed in Magnesium Pewter Finish

Hillsdale Tiburon Metal Panel Bed in Magnesium Pewter Finish

Hillsdale’s Tiburon line of bed frames has beautifully meshed the contemporary look with a modern feel, without making the bed feel cold and awkward. The magnesium pewter finish adds a hint of modern luxury to the contemporary frame. Doll this bed up with a plush, thick, off-white comforter to keep it clean and simple.


Magnussen Southampton 6 Drawer Media Chest in Black Finish

Magnussen Southampton 6 Drawer Media Chest in Black Finish

 

Magnussen’s Southampton media chest and matching nightstand adds a simple yet luxurious feel to your guest bedroom. Finish it off with a small TV or leave the media chest top as framed photo space and add a narrow glass vase of fresh flowers.


Magnussen Southampton 3 Drawer Nightstand in Black Finish

Magnussen Southampton 3 Drawer Nightstand in Black Finish

 

This bedroom bench by Linon is the icing on the designer cake. It adds a beautiful hint of color to the bedroom without any overbearing patterns.


Linon Claire Purple Floral White and Black Bench in Black

Linon Claire Purple Floral White and Black Bench in Black

 

Add some drama by color-blocking one wall with the deep purple found in the floral pattern of the bench with the surrounding walls in a very subtle gray. Aside from a few small accent pieces in the lighter coordinating shades of purple, you won’t really need to add big prints. Add in Magnussen’s Southampton mirror if you so desire. Be careful not to clutter the room with little knick-knacks which take away from the beauty of the simplicity of the overall design.

Designer Media Room

Monday, November 11th, 2013

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Make the most of your vertical space with a large entertainment unit that is both beautiful and useful. Coaster has designed such a unit in their TV console wall unit. It is a gorgeous blend of dark cappuccino wood and glass shelving that is ideal for showcasing your favorite travel pieces or old weathered first-edition books. Pale paint colors like white or yellow will help this unit become the focal point of your family room.

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Add a blast of contemporary comfort with a plush sectional sleeper sofa from Coaster. The sleeper design creates the added bonus of sleeping space for your weekend company. If you have the space, invest in the matching chaise to enlarge the sleeping area of your sofa for your guests with little ones.

Coaster Transitional Styled Sectional Sofa Sleeper in Brown Coaster Transitional Styled Sectional Sofa Sleeper in Brown

This gorgeous Lexington cocktail table is very basic, with a fresh West Coast feel that won’t weigh your room down like a storage ottoman or storage trunk will.

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Searching for the perfect end tables isn’t easy. While there are a lot of beautiful options available, the matching rustic Lexington lamp table fits the best. The rustic chunky wood top and metal frame has a down-home comfort feel that is both contemporary and modern.

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Another option is to opt out of the chaise lounge and go for a couple of chairs for extra seating. Holly and Martin’s set of two chairs will help to lighten up the room while also softening the solid browns in the room.

Holly & Martin Chappell Hill Chairs/Pillows in Hoops Mystic
Holly & Martin Chappell Hill Chairs/Pillows in Hoops Mystic

Entertain with Style

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Complete game day atmosphere should include your favorite game day snacks and beverages. But where to store them? What might be missing is the most awesome piece of game day: the home bar. Even if all you need it for is snack and pop storage, a home bar is an excellent addition to your rec room or family room.

Home Styles has a beautifully rustic, old-school pub type of bar. The distressed oak finish, paired with an antique brass rail, invites warmth and sharing of memories pre- or post-game. Pair this with some old-school pub stools and your look will be complete.

Home Styles Arts and Crafts Bar Distressed Oak Finish

Home Styles Arts and Crafts Bar Distressed Oak Finish

 

Pulaski has a few different bars that each portray a very different type of entertainment personality.

The Carlton Manor bar is a gorgeously detailed, Old World pub kind of bar. The rich finish and fine arched details invite the most refined of your friends to join you on the big day. Add the matching pub stools for a comfortable seat near the big-screen.

Pulaski Carlton Manor Classic Home Bar in Carlton Dark Wood

Pulaski Carlton Manor Classic Home Bar in Carlton Dark Wood

The Brookfield bar is a slightly more contemporary styled bar that will add just the right mix of masculine and feminine to the room. You can use it for entertaining on poker night with the guys, or the ladies can have their own version of pub night starting in the rec room.

Pulaski Brookfield Accent Bar in Ebony Finish

Pulaski Brookfield Accent Bar in Ebony Finish

Cozy Creature Comforts

Friday, October 11th, 2013

The incoming cool fall weather and your favorite sports schedules give you a great reason to cozy up and relax for an afternoon or evening. You don’t need to hang out at some over-priced sports bar. Get all the appropriate entertainment gear and your poker buddies will be begging you to host the ritualistic game day BBQ.

 

A great place to start is with the entertainment center:

Real Flame Hudson Ventless Gel Fireplace and TV Stand in Espresso

Real Flame Hudson Ventless Gel Fireplace and TV Stand in Espresso
 

 

Real Flame has done a marvelous job designing a true-to-life flicker-flame fire place that can be either electric or gel flame. This one in particular can put out up to 9000 BTUs of heat for your room.

 

Now, don’t stop there. You are going to need a nice comfortable place to watch the game from. This is where ItalModern’s Valencia leather lounge comes in handy. The dual seat lounge means your sport-enthusiast sweetheart can join you.

 

Eurostyle Vela 2 Leather Seat & Chrome Frame Lounge Chair

Eurostyle Vela 2 Leather Seat & Chrome Frame Lounge Chair
Uttermost Dice Accent Table in Burnt Red

Uttermost Dice Accent Table in Burnt Red
 

This dice accent table is a fabulous addition to a mancave. The bold color blends fantastically with the black lounge and deep finish of the entertainment center. Pick up a pair of these and slide them together for a coffee table, or leave them separate as end tables.

 

A pair of simple club leather chairs like these from Armen Living will really add that final touch to your newly renovated man’s room. If your sweetheart wants to girl-it-up, she can add a couple small bold patterned throw pillows to the club chairs and add a nice bold matching throw blanket to the lounge.

Armen Living Black Leather Club Chair

Armen Living Black Leather Club Chair

Warm Up for Fall!

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

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Fall is almost here and it’s time to start thinking about the cooler months ahead. One of our favorite ways to add warmth to your space is with a new fireplace. Today’s electric fireplaces not only add warmth but look great while doing it. Whether your style is contemporary or traditional, there is one that is just right for you in the Real Flame fireplace collection at Cymax.

 

Check out all of our top fireplace picks here:

 

Real Flame Chateau Electric Corner Fireplace in Dark Walnut Finish

Real Flame Chateau Electric Corner Fireplace in Dark Walnut Finish
Real Flame Fresno TV Stand Gel Fireplace in White Finish

Real Flame Fresno TV Stand Gel Fireplace in White Finish
Real Flame Hawthorne Gel Fireplace TV Stand in Dark Espresso

Real Flame Hawthorne Gel Fireplace TV Stand in Dark Espresso
Real Flame Gabrielle Indoor Electric Fireplace in Antique White

Real Flame Gabrielle Indoor Electric Fireplace in Antique White
Real Flame Hawthorne Gel Fireplace TV Stand in Burnished Oak

Real Flame Hawthorne Gel Fireplace TV Stand in Burnished Oak
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A Royal Look For Your Condo

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Small-space living is a fact of life in large cities. But there is no need for your home to feel cookie cutter. One simple furniture switch-up can change your room from blah to ready for royalty. Creative use of accent furniture is the perfect way to transform your home.

Linon Taylor Accent Chair with Black and White Circles

Linon Taylor Accent Chair with Black and White Circles

This accent chair is where it all begins. We love the scrolled black pattern on a white background. It has a very inviting look and also makes for a wonderful ice-breaker.

 

Armen Living Centennial Velvet Loveseat in Purple

Armen Living Centennial Velvet Loveseat in Purple

 

Robes of many kings were made of purple, as were ancient divider cloths in temples. Purple is a great way to add a splash of royal style to your home with a modern twist. The velvet fabric will hug you like that nice warm cup of cocoa on a cold winter’s night.

 

Holly & Martin Somerset Cocktail Table in White

Holly & Martin Somerset Cocktail Table in White

To keep the small space feeling large, bring in a small and narrow coffee table. White is a great way to complement both the accent chairs and the purple love seat.

 

Winsome Wood Sasha Round Accent End Table with Drawer Curved Legs in Black

Winsome Wood Sasha Round Accent End Table with Drawer Curved Legs in Black

 

Winsome’s quaint black accent table finishes off the new look of your living room. The black finish ties into the accent chair motif. To create a matching look, add a little purple through artwork or photography as well as with some accent candles or other little purple treasures.

Revamp Your Foyer

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Decorating a foyer can often be a challenge. Often these rooms are small and many times they have multiple doorways. The design issue is what to do with the space. It can be a challenge to find a piece of furniture that is both functional and makes a grand impression. The living room bench is a great solution that can also double as extra seating if needed. Some benches will also look amazing in your master suite or guest room as a bedroom bench.

Powell Furniture Batik Pearl Bench
 
Powell Furniture Batik Pearl Bench

 

This sweet little number from Powell Furniture gives your entrance a traditional Victorian parlor feel. It is a perfect choice for the formal home.

 

Coaster Black Storage Bench with Baskets
 
Coaster Black Storage Bench with Baskets

 

Coaster does a wonderful job of creating a space that is perfect for families. The cozy farm house feel to this storage bench invites guests to kick back, relax and let the kids run wild.

 

Hammary Hidden Treasures Linen Bench in White
 
Hammary Hidden Treasures Linen Bench in White

 

Hammary has designed a beautiful casual living room bench that not only looks fabulous in a room with earthy greens and tans, but also adds a casual feel to the home. This bench will look remarkable as a living room accent, as well as in your foyer.

 

Zuo Civic Center Bench Distressed Natural
 
Zuo Civic Center Bench Distressed Natural

 

Zuo has created the perfect rustic lodge style bench. Planked distressed wood sits atop an antiqued metal frame for that added hint of simplicity that so many homes would benefit from in today’s fast-paced world.

 

Coaster Storage Bench with Tufted Buttons
 
Coaster Storage Bench with Tufted Buttons

 

Coaster’s designers have a unique way to bring some vintage Hollywood into your home. This great little bench with nail stud accents brings a little old-school class into your modern home. There is plenty of room to tuck away your favorite books inside.