Manufacturers have created versatile new
entertainment units and TV stands.
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Even with the advent of flat-screen TVs,
it is appropriate to have a streamlined cabinet
in which to store components—all those
blinking lights can distract from the home-theater experience. Many media centers are
sold as components, so you can purchase
only the pieces you need.
“People should loosen up on their presumptions of media rooms,” says Remignanti.
“There are many more options out there than
they might imagine.” C
FEW PLEASURES IN life are as simple and
pure as stretching out on a comfy couch.
This month Costco has the perfect suggestion for doing just that. I think the Gabrielle
sectional, which includes a chaise and
ottoman and measures more than 7 feet
long, is the ideal place to lounge, watch a
film or read a book.
Not only is the sectional comfortable
enough for the family room, it’s attractive
enough to be used in the living room. The
color is a beautiful sage green or rich
chocolate, and the fabric feels like velvet.
The tailoring provides clean lines, while the
cushions are sewn to give a tufted look.
An added bonus of the microfiber
covering is how easy it is to clean. Just
about any spot can be taken care of with
a little soap and water, followed by a few
dabs to dry it.
While this sectional costs nearly
$2,500 elsewhere, Costco has it for
$1,000. A coordinating swivel chair is
available at most warehouses. C
Christianna McCausland is a freelance
writer based in Maryland. Her first book,
Maryland Steeplechasing, is currently available from Arcadia Publishing.