An oversize coffee table anchors the space and is flanked by two charcoal sofas. The arrangement allows the Hamontrees to enjoy the fireplace while kicking back to watch their favorite flick.
Keys to Custom Shelves
You'll want to inventory a few items before calling a carpenter to re-create these built-ins.
- Measure the television. Don't forget about the depth; you'll need space for ventilation. Some electronic equipment emits heat, which could cause wood to warp.
- Measure any other equipment you'll want to include in the built-ins. Do you have space for speakers, or could they fit into another area of the room?
- Count your media collection. Leave room for new purchases.
- Allow space for items such as books and picture frames
"The Wall That Has It All" is from the December 2004 issue of Southern Living.