Decorating Elsewhere

70s Chic TV Hideaway

Can we get behind putting the TV back in armoires yet? Because sometimes it’s a good solution (she says as she thinks of the troublemaking pair of kittens that want to climb the face of our television). I like the scale and sort of 70s/Jacobean/Tudor style of this one, but I’d paint it black.

Let’s do a living room design! Because I wanted to design something with a dolphin mirror and that delicious velvet sofa.

Living Room e-Design, Making it Lovely

  1. Avril Table Lamp with Linen Taper Shade, Crate & Barrel – Modern shape, great color. The color I painted my dining room ceiling, actually.
  2. Oval Tray in Orange Leopard, Dana Gibson – Rawr.
  3. Melange Pill Form Sconce, Kelly Wearstler, Circa Lighting – The light glows through these in the softest, most beautiful way.
  4. Entrance Poster, Fine Little Day – A little askew, but it beckons. I’m into it.
  5. Aurelia Embroidery Fabric (for Pillows), Schumacher – Perfect for one long lumbar pillow.
  6. Misha 24″ Silk Velvet Pillow, Jayson Home – I would need to verify that the color works with the sofa color if truly pulling this together, but we’re assuming it does and it looks amazing.
  7. Love Joy Bliss Poof, Universal Furniture – SO stinkin’ cute. A pair of these, obviously, because they’re better in multiples.
  8. Cossette Media Cabinet (Painted Black), Ballard Designs – I see an armoire* and I want to paint it black.
  9. Paint, Benjamin Moore, Dinner Party AF – Rich red. Dare I say 90s red? It’s back.
  10. Entwined Dolphins Mirror, Alice Lane Home Collection – This has been on my wish list for a few years. I don’t have a spot for it, so into this make-believe room it goes.
  11. French Knot Drapery Panel (Ivory/Flax), Ballard Designs – Plain but pretty with texture.
  12. Natural Wood Console Table, West Elm – Like an Eames molded plywood folding screen, but you know, as a table. The room needed more organic lines and wood grain.
  13. Bloke Sofa (Ochre Velvet), Blu Dot – Long and sleek, but it looks friendly. You can see it, right? It’s a friendly sofa!
  14. The Amie, UrbanStems – Pretty. Even the vase is nice.
  15. Santoro White Quartz Coffee Table, CB2 – What a cutie this coffee table is. And the materials are echoed in the sconce and console table. Cohesiveness.
  16. Maven Rug, Lulu and Georgia – I’ve been looking at so many rugs everyday in search of one for the dining room. This one is too nice to get food dropped on, but perfect for a living room.

*Eh? Eeehhhh? (I’m nudging you with my elbow and waggling my eyebrow.) I never left Team TV in the Armoire. Not in every situation, since flat screens are so unobtrusive now, but I do like a big honkin’ piece of furniture to anchor a room.

Cossette TV Cabinet, Ballard Designs
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  • Deb
    September 15, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    Kids and cats, right? I’m on board! Waiting for the perfect antiquey yet modern piece.

  • Sarah
    September 15, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Love this whole scheme! So pretty and fresh. And every time I see that mirror anywhere, I want it!

  • Kelly
    September 15, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    LOVE this! I’m so over seeing white on white on white on gray. Dying for this type of color!

  • wally
    September 16, 2020 at 5:37 am

    My dad cut a hole in the wall behind a framed piece (a model of a ship), installed a shelf attached to the back of the frame so that when you pulled the frame out, there was a shelf and he put the tv there. Kind of like this but literally built into the wall

  • Marjorie
    September 16, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    Oh this is such a good design board. And I agree. I like a tv to be shut away

  • Polly
    September 27, 2020 at 9:25 am

    That black armoire…My TV needs a hiding spot! Lovely work Nicole!

  • Beth
    November 10, 2020 at 10:20 am

    I don’t like the idea of bringing back TV cabinets, but also don’t like that we all just have these big black rectangles sitting out these day! I wonder what the happy medium might be? :-)