There used to be a time when all your gadgets and electronics were patently ugly. Having a computer meant embracing beige, and integrating electronics into your decor meant finding armoires that were big enough to hide a huge and ugly TV or stereo system.
Thankfully, we now live in a time where design in tech means more than rectangular shapes and where to put the on button — aesthetics of the gadget is a big consideration. You can pick a white TV to go with your decor, rather than disrupt it, or mount a flat screen TV and wow your guests.
Abbey Nova, featured on Design Sponge for her gorgeous home interior, has benefited from this. Not only has she chosen a pretty red laptop case, but on her desk, it functions as an accent, the same way her vintage telephone and bulletin board photos do.
How to be geek chic: Let me count the ways!