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can you have 2 focal points in a room?
mwallaceri
December 28, 2012 in Design Dilemma
We installed bookcases at either side of our fireplace and now it looks great. However, we have a very nice entertainment center with a plasma TV that we want to keep in the same room at the opposite wall. Can this work?
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Gina Sofia Martelli , ASID
The two will fight each other. Consider mounting the plazma screen above the very traditional fireplace.What does the entertainment center look like?
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Manon Floreat
They will compete with one another being on opposite sides of the room. Can you place the TV unit perpendicular to the fireplace, such as in this example?


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Manon Floreat
Gina - I think we were responding at the same time, lol.
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Kevin Neel
I think placing the large tv OVER a fireplace makes it compete even more than it would if it was at the opposite end. plus mounting a tv over a fireplace makes it way too high. consider manon's picture above--would you want to watch the tv at the height of the picture above the fireplace?
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Peg Silverwood
Depending how large your room is, you could make two usable areas. How large is your family room?
0 Likes   December 28, 2012 at 11:34PM
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Peg Silverwood
It seems that televisions always become a challenge in a room. There is one thought that one may consider. Get rid of the TV all together. Have laptops and I-pads to use only when there is no outside activities to be had. (smiles)
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Jayme H.
Any way you can alter the bookcases to incorporate the t.v.? I imagine it is too large to fit.
0 Likes   December 29, 2012 at 12:28AM
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