Out of Hiding

Home entertainment furnishings no longer conceal audiovisual equipment behind closed doors.

For a long time, the primary function of furnishings that housed TVs, DVRs, audiovisual equipment and the like was concealment, not display. But the days of hiding home electronics behind closed doors ended with the
advent of wafer-thin televisions and slim, single-component
audiovisual systems. 

Today’s trend in home entertainment furniture is to proudly show off the sleek and slim looks of contemporary electronics equipment. Some furnishings that house televisions even boast decorative moldings that “frame” the video screens, elevating mere pieces of electronic equipment to the status of art.

And now that most televisions are flat rather than bulky, many of the furnishings they rest on or in have taken off a few inches as well. Those reduced proportions make current electronic cabinetry a less imposing presence in a room, so it complements rather than dominates the décor.

1. Kincaid’s Chateau Royale collection
includes a media chest with a Double
Vision Media Mirror. When the flat-screen television housed behind the mirror is off, all you can see is your reflection. Turn on the TV and the mirror “disappears.” $1,699; kincaidfurniture.com.

2. The Loft 102 Metro Black collection from Sligh is the ultimate multi-tasker. It includes entertainment, office and storage components designed to mix and match.  $635-$1,545; loft102forthehome.com.

3. Revo’s rotating base allows for optimum viewing from many vantage points. It comes in the cherry finish shown, and also can be ordered in dark oak wenge finish. $999; Scan Design locations in Altamonte Springs and Orlando or visit scandesign.com.

4. Sleek and sculptural, the Hollywood TV stand is crafted of polished stainless steel with a frosted glass shelf. It holds a flat-panel television of up to 42 inches. $1,699; Scan Design locations in Altamonte Springs and Orlando or visit scandesign.com.

5. A perfect illustration of the TV-as-art trend is the Picture Frame Entertainment Unit from aspenhome’s Origin collection. $950; aspenhome.net.

Edit Module
Want to read the whole issue? Download and read this issue and others on Magzter.

Add your comment:
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags

Guides & Resources

Orlando's Top Dentists of 2018

Our annual list featuring 224 of the area's finest dental professionals.

Guide to Private Schools 2018

Our searchable annual database will help you chart an educational course for your family.

2017 Premier Doctors

Our annual list of over 500 doctors.

Top Doctors 2017

The Annual List of the Top Doctors in Orlando.

Best Doctors 2017

The Annual List of the Best Doctors in Orlando.

Orlando's Top Chiropractors of 2017

Check out our 2017 list of some of the best chiropractors in the Orlando area.

2017 Premier Veterinarians

Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags

MoreRecent Blog Posts

Weekend Happenings Mar 16-18

Our top picks for what's happening in and around Orlando this weekend.

"Be Not Afraid of Greatness..."

Post-grad theater student Amanda Lee assumes nigh every duty as she stages a production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night'' with an all-female cast of friends.

Weekend Happenings Mar 9-11

Know what's happening in and around Orlando for the weekend.

Science Shtick

A mixer at the Orlando Science Center will reach for the stars as well as the heights of humor.

Weekend Happenings Mar 2-4

Know what's happening in and around Orlando for the weekend.
Edit Module