Inspiration: Basic Shelves as an Entertainment Center

More often seen hidden in walk-in closets and pantries, your cookie-cutter Elfa-style wall-mounted shelves could find a new use in a high-traffic and high-style room, if you know how to accessorize...

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We spotted this image on of Phil's Lincoln Square, Chicago one-bedroom apartment. The whole place looks great, but we have to say we love how he's put together a brilliant wall-sized entertainment center from some unlikely bones.

Those basic, industrial-looking garage shelving systems take on new life when you adorn them with high tech gadgets and high style accessories. Plenty of books, some great art and a few cheeky accessories are the perfect complement to a new HDTV and a vintage record player.

Images from back_garage at Flickr with a Creative Commons license.

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Taryn is a writer, maker, and designer in Atlanta, Georgia. Living in an apartment with her husband and their Boston Terrier, Bacon, she loves to entertain and hates having a tiny kitchen.