An Elegant Fireplace TV Mount

An Elegant Fireplace TV Mount

Anthony Nguyen
Mar 1, 2011

Theater Advice takes a creative approach to a common problem; mounting of the TV over the fireplace. While we've seen options to throw up chalkboard paint or put it on rails for some versatility, there's nothing like taking the route of pure class and elegance to create something even Hugh Hefner would approve of.

Many times, mounting a TV alone on the wall can create an eyesore. Especially if you're working with more traditional architecture or furniture, adding a sleek black bezel punches up the technology where it shouldn't. However, the Dallas homeowners of this home didn't see of it as a issue, but a challenge.

The 46-inch Sony LED LCD TV wasn't going to hide itself, so the couple requested a custom cavity to be built around the TV to match the mantel area. Made of wood and painted to match, the frame hides the TV's unsightly bezel, including the brand logo.

The cabinet to the right was also modded up to hide all the components. Speakers? In the ceiling of course. The hardest part was placement of the subwoofer, which was thrown on top of the right cabinet, covered by a few artificial plants.

We'd personally be a bit concerned about heat generation within the cabinet if the top wasn't left open, but as long as that's cared for, we think it's a huge success!

What do you guys think? Can traditional and modern television work together without feeling tacky? Share us your thoughts in the comments!

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