As we were designing our home I wanted to create a functional, but elegant entertainment center. I have a pet peeve of decorating around TVs. So rather than the TV being the main focal point of the room I wanted to create a space that incorporated a TV.
I did build these built-ins myself! It was my first experience framing. I am going to be honest, not my favorite DIY. But it is always good to learn something new.
Built-In Shelves and Benches
On either side of the shelves are benches with storage below. We have stuffed all of our extra blankets in there. I am loving the extra storage.
We also hung our floating shelves. They are the Aksel white oak floating shelves from Shelfology. I had mine custom made and they are absolutely beautiful. They are solid white oak with the coolest hanging bracket in the back.
Since this is an entertainment center I knew I needed some cabinetry to hide all the TV goodies. Foxwood cabinetry made these beautiful natural quarter sawn white floating cabinets for this space. They compliment the shelves perfectly.
When designing a space lighting is always a fun element to incorporate. I added these fun black pendants from Progress lighting. I gave them their own switch as well. They create the perfect mood lighting or reading nook! My fan is also from Progress.
Now for decorating. I used some items I already had and then I added to it with items I found from Amazon and Target. I wanted to bring in some blacks and greys to compliment my other neutral coloring.
Paint Colors and Sources
- Shiplap- Chalked by Benjamin Moore
- Walls- Snowbound by Sherwin Williams
- Flooring – ADM Vintage Beige
- Chairs – Article.com
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