Name: Matthew & Kimberly
Location: Kansas City, MO
A/V or Home Office: A/V
Favorite Source: A good neighborhood lumberyard with a variety of wood.
What inspired you? We love the idea of having streamlined, modern technology combined with small incisions of organic elements. This is the inspiration for our a/v room. The 4'x 8' tung oiled, birch veneer plywood back drop and component/media shelves create a warm response to the 20" flat panel television, dvd/cd player and receiver, cable box, xm tuner and antennae, and subwoofer.
...We've set up a true 5.1 speaker sound system, with the two back speakers mounted on the ceiling in the rear of the living/dining area. All this with no exposed wires! Our concept continues with a trio of small plants which sit in front of chocolate leather boxes holding our media. These surrounding items soften the various utilitarian components of the home theater system.
Great Tip: Don't be afraid to rip down drywall to conceal wires! Rebuilding a wall is not as difficult as you might think and is a small price to pay for the beauty of hidden wires.