The Best Home Theater Sound Bars With Surround Sound

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Putting together a surround sound system for your home theater used to require a set of big, boxy speakers, stereo receiver, and intricately connected cables. That’s still an option, but you can save a lot of space by getting a sound bar system that supports surround sound instead.

These systems are typically smarter than traditional home theater equipment and take up significantly less space. The trade off is that home theater sound bar systems that support surround sound can’t create as immersive an experience because the front right, front left, and center channel are all built into the bar. This eliminates the ability to space every speaker in your home theater system equidistant from one another, and point them directly at a “sweet spot.”

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IKEA and SPACE10 Launch Website to Rethink Interior Design

The key to great design often lies in the imagination process. After all, nearly every great product and innovation has come from asking a simple question like “what if?”. Now IKEA and its research and design lab SPACE10 are taking that idea further by creating a powerful virtual playground for experimentation.

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Called Everyday Experiments, the new site is dedicated to exploring fun innovations in the world of interior design. As a result of recent events like the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, most people are finding themselves at home much more often than before, leaving many to contemplate different pieces and layouts for their spaces. Everyday Experiments allows you to further that exploration through various media formats.

“The future home should be about the people first. It’s a place for everyone to be safe, to feel comfortable and in control. Technology is quickly becoming a vital

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Design Duo Eleish Van Breems Brings Scandinavian Coastal Design to Nantucket

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Arbiters of Swedish design since the duo’s inception in 1997, Rhonda Eleish and Edie van Breems of Eleish van Breems came together over their love of Gustavian antiques and have been imbuing American tastes with their vision ever since. Their first storefront, located in Westport, Connecticut, is their studio and design firm, where they have authored three design books about Scandinavian design. It’s no surprise their Euro-American aesthetic has been coveted by many East Coast households.

Light-hued and airy, Gustavian design lends itself well to storied American coastal aesthetics. So when the opportunity arose to begin a new endeavor in Nantucket, the duo grabbed at the chance.

“Nantucket has always been for us a place with a determined spirit of adventure and freedom very akin to the island communities of Sweden,” explains Eleish. “We are drawn to the special light, the sailing, the dramatic southern

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RH’s New Design Gallery Has One of the Most Comprehensive Collections of Luxury Furnishings in the World

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Photo credit: RH

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RH, a luxury home furnishings and lifestyle brand, is opening its first design gallery at the company’s home base in Marin County, California. RH Marin, which is located at the Village at Corte Madera, opens for business today at 11 a.m. PST, offering so much more than just sleek and stylish home furnishings.

The 60,000-square-foot, six-level compound houses both its modern and outdoor collection and boasts one of the most comprehensive collections of luxury home furnishings in the world. RH Marin is also home a RH Interior Design Firm & Atelier, a rooftop restaurant, park, and wine bar for a one-of-a-kind shopping, designing, and dining experience all-in-one.

RH Marin’s rooftop restaurant has a highly acclaimed ingredient-driven menu in a magical skylit garden setting underneath its iconic crystal chandeliers. The restaurant extends outdoors into the park, which boasts impeccable views of Mount Tamalpais to the

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