A framed TV that looks like a mirror when off sits above the bedroom's see-through fireplace. "I think more and more people are trying to make their bedroom a respite, and you want the TV there when you want it but you don't want it when you don't want it," says tech expert Carley Knobloch. "This is a really nice solution where it kind of disappears."
In this home, a wall-mounted flatscreen TV combines the media center and fireplace into one location. But style is valued just as much as efficiency here, with the light brown wood frame of the TV compellingly contrasting with the dark wood of the fireplace surround.
Recessed lighting ensures that the gym space is well lit. A large mirror with thick gold frame reflects the light and gives the illusion of additional space. Beige walls and a red-brown stone floor make a simple finish for a no-nonsense workout area.
This textured stone wall is centered in a traditional living room, accented by elegant lighting and designer furnishings. Decorative wall frame molding is given a facelift by adding metallic wallpaper to the inside of the frame.
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.
This media room is a perfect place to snuggle in for a Netflix marathon. The large TV is recessed into a custom frame that matches the wall, seamlessly integrating technology into a beautifully designed space. Shades -- hidden under the overhang -- pull down over the large windows to darken the room.
A hot pink rug pokes out as a vibrant accent in this black and white living room. A white leather sectional and gray tufted arm chair provide seating around the coffee table, fireplace and mounted television. Long white curtains frame the windows while a striped wall adds movement and excitement on the opposite side.
A flatscreen TV is framed by custom white shelving in this contemporary neutral living room. A mounted desk and cubed stools provide a space for kids to entertain themselves. Metallic art pieces and a colorful wall hanging provide balance and interest to the unique family room.
Neutral tones get a visual boost from layered textures—glass, metal, wood, leather—in this sophisticated living room. The gas fireplace is neatly framed by matching built-in bookshelves and a flatscreen tv.
A custom marble fireplace frames an 80-inch flat-screen TV, forming this modern great room's pièce de résistance. A low, custom sofa serves as a perfect spot for TV watching, lounging and enjoying conversation while taking advantage of the sweeping city view.