TLA Is Home At Last

House Call

An apartment for two in Sweden exemplifies living with tech as an integral part of the occupants' lives without falling victim to the usual decor pratfalls that often mar a well-equipped audio/video space. At first glance, it may strike American eyes as minimalist, but there's plenty of details to admire, ideas to steal; use of wall and ceiling mounting hardware keep audio/video equipment out of sight, while an all-white and black color palette blends in components into walls, with additional concealment of cables and wires along the lines vertical and horizontal lines of the interior walls helping highlight the more important decorative items in their home...

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Dripped paint graphic along the ceiling line underline there's a white projector screen which pulls down in the direction of the paint drips, while on the other side a DIY projector shelf runs parallel with a wall mounted media shelf (Stringfurniture & Nisse Strinning's String Pocket Shelving, a model I've bookmarked myself for similar purposes).

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It's all topped off with a few strategically placed metallic elements in contrast to the primarily monochromatic color scheme, a sophisticated way to warm and glam up a space and draw the eye to focal points you want (art, dining table, walls) and away from necessary aesthetic compromises of wall mounting home theater features (screen, flat panel, speakers).

Fully geeked out A/V types will tell you aesthetics are unimportant, but Scandinavian spaces like this one is a strong argument for balancing form (and fun) with function.

More photos and full details about TLA's Home At Last feature over at Minhembio.

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