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What should go here?
mjyodonis
January 24, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I have these enclaves on either side of the fireplace & also need to hide the dish rcv
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Perhaps you could hide it in a pile of logs.
January 24, 2013 at 5:46PM   
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Ironwood Builders
The niches are pretty high for log storage...unless Carolyn was suggesting that the Dish receiver gets hidden on the floor! As for the niches...well...what else is going on in the house? Do you collect taxidermy? Or gorpy vases? Or rare Thai dance masks? The well lit niche will highlight anything you stick in it...so local artist's sculpture or handthrown pots? Or...build a cabinet with doors that match the unit below and cover up that pesky receiver and all manner of other sins. Or build in a set of shelves and put out some books....
January 24, 2013 at 5:59PM     
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Tammy Sprinkle
It looks like the perfect place to display a beautiful piece of art glass., whether it be a sculpture, plate or vase. The lights will highlight whatever you put there.
January 24, 2013 at 6:22PM     
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Danielle B
Ironwood Builders is right, the niches are quite high for log storage. They are also quite deep for displaying a vase, but the recessed lighting suggests that whatever you place in there was meant to be showcased. Idea 1: pile a few logs, instead of stuffing the niches; I have seen some very attractive kindle wood arrangements in magazines. Idea 2: This is something I did in my home to hide to big ugly stereo speakers: find a large enough, attractive wicker basket, hide the dish inside, top with you favorite florals or branches, and voilĂ ! Both attractive and useful!
January 24, 2013 at 6:32PM     
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tjrenno1
I love the log idea Carolyn. It would also create a design element to all that heavy brick.
January 24, 2013 at 6:41PM     
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Oops! Well, I'm thinking logs that never get used anyway, and that would certainly keep the dish rcv out of reach of children.
January 24, 2013 at 6:42PM     
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tjrenno1
You could build a little box to hold the dish then have the logs go all the way around filling in all the extra open space. It would purely be decorative as Carolyn suggested
January 24, 2013 at 6:47PM   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Thanks, tjrenno1 for describing that so much better than I did!
January 24, 2013 at 7:09PM   
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mjyodonis
Thank you! I like all of these ideas, I've gotten lost in trying to decorate these.
January 25, 2013 at 4:36AM   
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creeser
Another thought would be to put doors on it like your storage below and maybe replace the wood panel with screen. Use the space for storing videos and games behind your cable box.
January 25, 2013 at 5:03AM   
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creeser
Found a couple of photos showing Carolyn's idea as well.
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January 25, 2013 at 5:07AM     
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