A palette of soft neutrals creates a serene living room filled with tropical accents. Floor-to-ceiling drapes line the perimeter of the room, while the seating area is outfitted with relaxed armchairs and a white chaise. Botanical screens fold back to reveal a concealed TV between the matching bookshelves.
A towering stone fireplace draws you into this lodge-style living room. Leather sofas are topped with Southwestern pillows, while a clever pulley system above the mantel conceals the TV behind a reclaimed wood screen.
Just off the outdoor dining area is a comfortable living area for the family. Two plush lounge chairs and a matching sofa in front of the fire place offer plenty of seating for the family, while end tables give them a place to set food and drinks. The wood burning fireplace gives off tons of heat to allow the family use of the space, even in the chilly evenings. The chimney also serves the secondary purpose of hiding wiring for the flat screen television that, when needed, will allow the family to watch the big game or movies any time they please.
The custom cattle ranch logo above the fireplace is positioned on a lift to hide the TV at the push of a button. "It was quite an engineering feat to get such a large panel on a lift and conceal the TV with a massive fireplace below," says designer Angelica Henry.
"The mirrored doors above the fireplace add depth and interest on their own; the fact that they conceal the TV is a bonus," says designer Vern Yip. "The severe lines of the shutters are softened by simple drapery panels that also help frame the large sectional.
A pair of barn-wood doors on a sliding track help conceal the TV hanging over the stacked-stone fireplace. A comfy sofa and four matching armchairs provide ample seating for family and friends. A natural wood coffee table, cow skull and exposed firewood storage add a rustic touch to the space.
A screen made from framed 19th-century engravings conceals the TV when not in use. A root wood bowl sits on a walnut console table, and an upholstered ottoman holds a bowl of Moroccan amber beads and river stones from the Indus River for an organic, natural feel.
To give this Midcentury Modern living room personality and depth, designers added funky pattern, unique accents and cool textures to the space. A leopard print chair and blue patterned couch soften the space, making it feel intimate, while the modern furnishings, such as the end table and lamp, continue the modern design. Along the back wall, stone has been carried halfway up the wall. This stone conceals the television and also serves as a display for some of the modern art in the space, while the large giraffe statue draws the eye to this part of the space.
This master bedroom was once dark and traditional, but now, it is light and modern. To brighten the space, designers added sheer curtains that allow light into the room instead of blocking it. Heavier curtains were hung on a rod just outside the sheer, though, to block light and add privacy when desired. The modern headboard is the statement piece in the room, with the nightstands built into it, and the footboard doubles as a cabinet to house the television and conceal it when not in use.
The Arizona desert mountain retreat features a seamless transition between the indoors and out. The living room and kitchen open out to the pool. General contractor Emilio LoCascio of Gemini Development Corp. tucked a TV that can be lowered and concealed in the patio flooring when not in use.
Black-and-white starburst tiles create a striking, graphic look to the outdoor fireplace. Above the chunky wood mantel, a flat-screen TV is concealed behind sliding rustic doors. A comfortable sofa with bright red cushions combines with an exposed wood coffee table and deep-seated armchairs.
Black-and-white starburst tiles create a striking, graphic look to the outdoor fireplace. Above the chunky wood mantel, a flat-screen TV is concealed behind sliding rustic doors. A comfortable sofa with bright red cushions combines with an exposed wood coffee table.
This modern space allows easy entertaining with a flat-screen TV concealed in the island. A retreat for guests of all ages, the indoor-outdoor patio is the ultimate place for basking in the sun or relaxing in the shade.
A wall of colorful framed artwork draws the eye toward a beautiful piano in this spacious den area. A small media cabinet provides a place for the TV and concealed storage for necessary media components.