Today, the television is usually front and center in my client’s homes. Although most people think having the television as a focal point in the room isn’t attractive, it is just part of the way we live now. I’m also seeing more televisions in client’s master bedrooms and they aren’t skimpy either, they are BIG and definately noticeable when you walk into the room. Designing a room with a huge television can be a challenge, but there are ways to create a pretty area around the piece. You know the saying “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Here are a few of our project images showing off spaces in our client’s home where the television was either concealed or acknowledged.
THE SORORITY HOUSE / FORMAL SITTING ROOM: The challenge is always accessorizing the console or area around the television without distracting from the view. Since this Sorority’s formal sitting room is also used to host formal events, we needed a way to hide the televison in a chic way. We had a custom wall mounted cabinet made to fit the television. Mirrors doors open and fold back on each side to expose the television, we painted the cabinet the trim color in the room to keep it from standing out too much.
THE MAIN LIVING ROOM: This living room was a bit more challenging , We needed a few low accessories for the console that wouldn’t obstruct the view of the television. We still needed a bit of height so these gorgeous blue vases did the trick without taking over too much. A simple stack of books and a short vase of flowers finish it off.
THE CASUAL TV ROOM: I loved working on this television cabinet. The front porch of this home already had a fabulous shutter wall so we through it would be nice to carry that design through to the TV room in our client’s home. We painted the cabinet the wall color so that visually the pieces would tie into the rest of the room. Shutter doors open and fold back on each side for television viewing.
THE FAMILY ROOM: I love the simplicity of this media console and television. The media console is beyond gorgeous so getting to fussy with accessories was just not going to work. We styled the console with basic pieces to tie in the brass finishes throughout the home!
THE MASTER BEDROOM: A big TV over the dresser in the master actually didn’t look so bad because they are both black and shiny. We dolled it up with bold & colorful accessories and a fun side chair to fill the empty corner. I love all of the height and textural elements along with the fun piece of framed art.