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can you have 2 focal points in a room?
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?
December 28, 2012 at 7:48PM     
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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?

December 28, 2012 at 7:53PM   
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Manon Floreat
Gina - I think we were responding at the same time, lol.
December 28, 2012 at 7:54PM   
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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?
December 28, 2012 at 9:43PM   
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Peg Silverwood
Depending how large your room is, you could make two usable areas. How large is your family room?
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)
December 28, 2012 at 11:38PM   
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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.
December 29, 2012 at 12:28AM   
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