Monday, July 26, 2010
Designer Jonathan Adler would never hide the TV — so "bourgeois," he sniffs. "I prefer the honesty of the TV being out loud and proud. - Maria Puente, USA Today
But what if you don't want the TV out, loud and proud? What if it drives you crazy to look at it all the time? This isn't actually an organizing issue, but a number of my clients face this challenge - especially when one spouse or partner loves the TV, and the other doesn't - so I decided to write about some possible solutions.
I'm seeing three attractive options - none of them cheap.
1. A Cabinet
The cabinet at the top of this post can be found on the Horchow and the Neiman Marcus web sites. [via Small Furnish]
Here's another option, from Maitland-Smith - and also available at Horchow and Neiman Marcus.
2. A Print
A number of companies provide art prints that roll up and down - allowing you to hide the TV when it's not in use. They all have a large selection of art to choose from - and your personal art can be used, too. One such company is VisionArt Galleries.
Another company is Media Decor.
The BEI Motorized Artwork System is yet another options.
3. A Tapestry
Tapestries, Ltd. provides a tapestry flat-screen cover. I love CNET's line: This is "how Louis XIV would hide a plasma TV."
And finally, Draper has Fine Art for FlatScreens - again, woven tapestries. You can choose one of the company's 39 designs, or have a custom tapestry made based on a digital picture you supply. Update on April 15, 2016: I'm no longer finding these products on Draper's website.
Make Your Flat Screen TV Disappear When Not in Use
Posted by Jeri Dansky at 3:36 AM