The TV's always been a tricky piece of technology to blend into any home. Because of its passive media consumptive nature, we've always considered its placement best when it's not drawing attention to itself (Ahem, fireplace mouters
), but only when called upon
. So, what'd we think when Emma
placed her TV in the most underutilized space in the home - the staircase? Well, let's just say it feels just right
The TV sits in a downstairs office area right below the main living room (seen above). It's a cozy little den area maximizes function and space, utilizing custom-made shelves that blend into the stairs and also serving as extra support.
A long, wall-mounted desk, where the TV sits on, incorporates smart wire management to keep a clean look while leaving plenty of room to do work. We especially like the fact that natural light is still able to leak in from the streets, removing the whole "basement" feel altogether and creating a perfect space get productive with the ability to occasionally glance up to check out what's going on the TV.
Emma Balch of M Design is an interior decorator in Buenos Aires. Her recent works includes guiding Anthropologie's Keith Johnson around Argentina on Man Shop's Globe, unique projects for clients, and exports of her designs.
You can check out the rest of the incredible tour of her commercial space turned residential over at Design*Sponge online.