Friday, March 16, 2012

THE BIG BLACK HOLE

So I was looking at one of my favourite blogs-Cote de Texas today and it got me thinking......  What does one do with a big black hole???  Here is what I mean:






Now I am sure that we can all agree that these pics show a gorgeous room.  But all I can see is the big black hole above the fireplace.  Now I know that we all have to live.  Most of us watch TV.  So what does one do to hide this monstrosity we call the TV??  Now the thing that bugs me the most about these 2 pics is that it is quite obvious that a lot of money was spent to decorate this house.  I am just wondering why they couldn't hide the TV.  It is so incongruous to the rest of the room.  Now, it may be that the clients were very adamant about wanting a TV and that they didn't care how it looked. It's just that for such a lovely feminine room, the TV is such an eyesore.  If it were my room I would want solutions to hide it when not in use. In addition, the TV seems very large in size- maybe they could have mounted a slightly smaller one??  Also, if you have ever watched TV that is mounted over a fireplace- insert neck strain here.  It is far too high to watch when mounted here. Just sayin.......  It is such a hard thing to deal with design wise.  Your fireplace is your focal point-or it should be.  Now you have a monster TV to deal with.  Many feel that by mounting it above the fireplace this is the best solution- what do you think?  Here are some of my favourite ways to minimize the black hole we call the TV:




.This is a great example of how to hide the TV.  With a little mill work and a great carpenter-why not build it into the mantle as shown above.

In this example art covers the TV.  You just press a button and presto the art roles away.  I know that Candice Olsen has used this trick many times to hide her clients TV's.  Is it free- NO.  But many are already going to such an expense, that hiding the TV may be one of the functions of the room the client may want to think of.


Here is an example of what I was speaking of.  Candice has used this trick of the rolling art many times to hide the TV- doesn't it look great???




Again some great mill work and you have hidden the eyesore.









Houzz

This is actually one of my favourite fireplaces of all time.  I love the mini barn door treatment and I love the mill work.




Houzz

In this instance the designer has chosen to use colour to help minimize the impact of the TV.  I think this is a great solution that could be open to many without paying for art that rolls away for instance.





Again this is a great example of using colour to your advantage.  I call it a "camoflage" tool.





A beautiful tile door hides the TV here.  The colours in the doors ties in nicely with the rest of the colours in the space.




These are but a few examples of how you can hide your TV.  It is something we are all faced with when dealing with a fireplace and a TV.  So where is your TV??
Have a great day everyone.
Megan

3 comments:

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  2. Really great post. You gave us a brilliant idea on how we hide our TV using different techniques.

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