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shannonscalici
January 21, 2013 in Design Dilemma
What to put on the wall next to the tv?
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Laura Hill
Why don't you frame the TV like it was a picture and add sconces on the sides
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
I would put an entertainment console, or even a non-entertainment console beneath the TV. It needs something to ground it. Then, because I wouldn't want a console next to an end table, I would remove the end table and replace it with a floor lamp.
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
I'm with Carolyn. Would even consider a console with two ottoman below in a great fabric which can be used for additional seating as required and provide softness and texture to the area. It would also help draw your eye away from the TV when not in use.
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
Or somethingvery low with custom cushions on top. It's difficult for me to see the colours but these will give you an idea.
1 Like   January 21, 2013 at 5:45PM
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shannonscalici
Could I keep the end table if I did a bench or cushion top? I would hate the end table to go to waste. What about the walls? The colors in the room are blue black silver grey and some purple.
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
Can you move the end table to the other side? looks to me like there is room on the left side of the sofa looking at it from the back. Here are more images
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
Sort of what it could look like. Can't straighten out the console on this computer.
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
I would also consider hanging your panels a bit higher and let them hang straight, on a more sturdy rod. It could just be the image, but it looks like the rod bends down at the ends. Your console could actually extend right out to even with the back of both sofas and if you like thing symmetrical you could put a taller lamp, floor lamp or sculputure on either end. It's very difficult to tell from the photos, but we're trying :-)
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shannonscalici
How did you do that!? That looks great! I just always get nervous because the room to right has big pictures and I'm afraid of doing to much.
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
Ah, that's what I mean. It's difficult to make recommendations without seeing the full picture.

Then, what about this. Carolyn is usually right on the money :-)
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carole
use the open storage unit you have behind the sofa under the tv and put the sidetable behind your sofa for now to try out Carolyn C suggestion and see how you like the space, then decide on what will work best for you,i like the long consoletable it would look great in the space you have
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shannonscalici
I like that a lot! Not sure where I would put side table.
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mothergoosemc4
In Your Space Get TV Framed, use floor or ceiling track lighting. I am guessing your a guy .Pull from TV frame go to hobby lobby and get sports mag and game cards framed in same colors you will need 6 of aggravating sizes largest at the bottom to smallest at inward angel toward tv. track lighting angled on frames when TV is Off. total cost about 300 dollars. jack and Jess the man cave experts.
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
End tables make great night stands.
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
o, I'd line up the top of the draperies with the tope of the window to the left of the TV then this may sound bizzare but what about a strong vertical panel of black or very dark gray that runs the width of the console below the TV and up, with the two tall lamps. That would give you height, and make the TV less prominent when it's off. And a great fabric for the cushion top, or ottomans if you go with a console and ottomans beneath. Both would look good, matter of personal preference.
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shannonscalici
Carolyn C can I ask what do you think about my other post? Getting new wall pictures soon but rug ?
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
If I'm honest, it's very safe :-) What would you like to accomplish in this space?
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shannonscalici
I wanted a clean looking room I'm not good at mixing colors, I just bought the rug so I can get a diff. One I was thinking maybe chevron or something ivory and navy ? I don't want to have to get all new things but want to spice it up.
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
See what happens when you add something with some weight.
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
Yes, tht would be very nice. On my screen it look black.
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shannonscalici
You think that rug would be enough for the room?
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mothergoosemc4
i like it . pull it out a little to Frame the rug with the hard wood. with the shapes in the rug I would go with old tractor wheel coffee table black with glass top. round out the space just me
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
Sorry, I think the rug is a bit small for the space, I was just showing how a darker room would ground the space and the print would make it more dynamic. But yes, it should definitely be larger. It was getting late and it takes a bit of time to do that on the computer so I didn't resize it :-)
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ahoyt610
We have the same shelving unit (Ikea?) below our tv to help break up the space
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shannonscalici
The white rug is 8x10 and I think it's a little to big....it runs into fireplace....What would you recommend?
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
Hi Shannon. Here is the room with that rug. Also consider a pair of panels on the window. Perhaps a negative positive effect by reversing the pattern on the window in the darker blue geometric - see if you like it. Then maybe less cushions 2 in each corner, but something that would pick up the colours. See attached. It's quick as I'm on my way to a clients but it will give you the idea.
1 Like   January 22, 2013 at 7:32AM
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
Hi Shannon. Try taping out 8'6" x 11' 6" as I think it will look better in the room. When a rug is too small it visually makes the space seem smaller because your eye stops at the edge of the rug. I've quickly done the rug in the room, with panels and throw cushions to inspire you. I would reduce the number of cushions but use something really great.
1 Like   January 22, 2013 at 7:34AM
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shannonscalici
I love it!! Where are the drapes from?
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
That's great. I'm in Canada and it's different if you are in the US. I'd get your rug, then get some samples to tie in with the correct shade of blue - you could try Calico Corners if you are in the States or Joann Fabrics. I just put a fabric on that I thought would work. Cushions are from Surya rug and they also have rugs, see below. You could find a local store that carries their products.
1 Like   January 22, 2013 at 12:28PM
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TVCoverUps
I like the idea of the lamps on both sides of the TV- it creates a nice balance to the room :).
Shannon, why not consider hanging artwork over the TV and hide the TV when not in use. By using TVCoverUps, its a simple and elegant way to do this. Your TV would no longer be a stark center of attention, detracting from the room's decor and instead artwork provides the focal point - until it swings upward to reveal your TV hidden beneath. It can be lifted either manually or automatically via remote control. Every system is custom to some degree, so it is always best to give us a call so we can address your particular needs.
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shannonscalici
Caroline I got the rug!
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
It looks lovely!!!
1 Like   January 30, 2013 at 11:00AM
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shannonscalici
Thank you!
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shannonscalici
Any other suggestions? I'm going To look for something to hang on the wall behind the couch today!
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Carolyn C. Interior Decorator, Brampton, ON.
which couch? the living room? behind the loveseat?
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mothergoosemc4
Your welcom
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