In one corner of the neutral, contemporary living room, built-in shelves create the perfect home for the television and other of the homeowners' prized possessions. Lit by two small lamps, these shelves provide a cool display space, while cabinets below house the hardware and attachments for the television elegantly out of sight.
With the television being the focal point of this living room space, designers wanted to frame it elegantly as well as add some functionality to the bare wall around it, so custom shelves were built to surround it. Above the TV, open shelves display photographs and knick knacks that add a personal touch to the home, while below, open storage gives the homeowners a place to keep their books and movies within arm's reach.
The Parker family wanted their new space to focus on the family, so Chip and his team included lots of comfy seating. He also decided to take the focus off the television by hiding it behind a piece of artwork so that the family could focus on each other.
Beneath a large flat-screen television sits a wooden storage shelf that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing in the HGTV Smart Home 2015 master bedroom. Because the TV is conveniently mounted to the wall, the top of the shelf is reserved for a few lovely pieces, including a delicate orchid and white table lamp.
This master bathroom really has it all, including ceiling speakers and a wall-mounted television that can be easily seen from the tub and the shower. Sit back, relax and catch up on your favorite shows, all while enjoying a relaxing soak in the contemporary bathtub.
At the back of the house, the family room gives the homeowners a space to relax and enjoy a movie together. With a cozy sectional and a leather armchair, this space has plenty of comfortable seating, while the oriental rug adds color and softens the space. A coffee table and two side tables give the family spaces to set their drinks and pop corn, and a black console table doubles as display and storage space for the room.
The master bedroom of this turn of the century home was dysfunctional, but the designers moved the French doors to the corner of the room to make the space function smoothly. In the back of the space, the porch was inclosed to make a private TV nook for the couple. The navy shelving matches the tufted navy headboard in the main part of the room, while the open shelves give the couple a place to store their books and small decorations.
An LED TV sits in a rustic niche across from the couch. “We have a lot of fencing outside that is cedar. We brought that inside, so there is a real definite tie in,” says HGTV Smart Home 2015 designer Linda Woodrum. “We took that cedar, put it in the back of the niche where the TV is, and we painted the opposite wall.”
A smaller family room gives the home another living space. The neutral space was given gray paint, while an accent wall with textured wallpaper adds dimension to the room. To give this space plenty of seating, a large, gray sectional rests across from the modern, black entertainment center and television.
No matter what relaxes you, this bathroom has it. For the TV junkie, there is a television mounted just above the fireplace that helps to provide the space with extra warmth and ambiance. The backsplash of the space is designed to look like water, helping the space to be even more relaxing.
In the new master suite, a porch has been enclosed to create a private television room for the couple. Across from the custom built navy shelves that hold the television and some of the couple's books and decorations is a huge, plush couch so that the couple can enjoy their time in their private television nook.
This section of the modern living room is a great space for entertaining and television viewing. A large, neutral sectional and two brown, modern chairs provide plenty of seating, while custom millwork frames the television making it a stylish part of the space's design.