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Love It or Hate It? Flatscreen and Bookshelf

I can see the logic in mounting a flatscreen next to a book shelf, especially, if you're storing media as well. However, I tend to think of books as special objects that should be housed away from tech items. What's your take?

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myluckypenny myluckypenny 7 years
I like it - not so much "love"... being a total techno-sexual, I wonder if the depth of the housed area for the tv allows for enough breathability for the unit when it heats up during use...
ButterflyOrchids ButterflyOrchids 7 years
I love it, I too love books and tech, the room looks like a place I would go to relax. Maybe with a good book, maybe to watch some TV.
cheapnchic cheapnchic 7 years
For those of us who live in size challenged apartments this is a great solution. You could always have a fabulous slide show of your favorite art du jour or family pics. You don't have to keep it on the real house skanks of where ever.
la-dee-da-dee la-dee-da-dee 7 years
I like how the furniture isn't facing the tv also, sometimes i like to have the tv while i do other things like cleaning or projects...
la-dee-da-dee la-dee-da-dee 7 years
I like it! it doesn't bother me that the tech is combined with literature! i love both!
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 7 years
I am a fan of floor to ceiling bookshelves, but I'd probably try to keep my tv seperate. However, I don't mind the layout in the picture.
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 7 years
I like it...
Blix Blix 7 years
I don't mind it. It works well if you have a small space that you live in. You have everything you love right in front of you. When the tubes turned off, i probably wouldn't even notice it - it would just blend.
sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
I don't have a problem with having a tv in that room, but I don't like it on the bookshelf... It would be much better if there were just books...
KimBurnett KimBurnett 7 years
It is incongruous to have that vulgar TV in the middle of those gorgeous book shelves.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 7 years
It looks like someone's den, so they probably, like many Americans have to have a tv in every room, but have the rest of the media in an actual media room made for movies and games. This just looks like a comfy place to catch your favorite episode.
cptnruthless cptnruthless 7 years
I dont like how the TV is built into it (or so it seems with that wierd thick frame around it). But I Do like a bookshelf to be around the TV (my besta enon unit from Ikea)
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 7 years
I like it. I also like how not all the furniture is facing the tv.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Well, the way these shelves are used is insensible. Shouldn't the shelves SURROUNDING the T.V. be used for a entertainment equipment (DVD player, DVD's, surround sound equipment, game systems, etc)? This way, it's more like a built-in entertainment center? Why are books stored in those shelves?? If the shelves were used to store entertainment equipment and media, it would make more sense (and be more functional).
littlekaren littlekaren 7 years
I guess I'm alone in that I actually dig it! I think it would be quite improved if the trim weren't a solid paint color, but instead was a nice rich wood grain.
popcorn19 popcorn19 7 years
I love that they're watching Season 1 Heroes.....
amloveaffair amloveaffair 7 years
I voted "hate it" but I don't, it's just not my cup of tea. It seems in the photo that it's in an area with ALL books which doesn't work for me. If you're going to have a library like that, why pollute it with a TV?
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Eh.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Eh.
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