Bright and early this morning, this impressive floor to ceiling built-in bookcase and TV cabinet went on its way to Manhattan. Comissioned by Mona Ross Berman Interiors, with hardware by Restoration hardware and waterborne lacquer in Benjamin Moore White Dove, a 40″ Samsung TV will go in the center and three satin nickel lamps will be mounted below the crown molding.
Measuring 6′ 1″ wide and 9′ tall, the piece features beaded adjustable shelves and inset door openings that really dress the cabinet up. It will be scribed into the existing trim so that it looks as if it was always there.
Near Rittenhouse Square in a new Philadelphia townhouse, this solid walnut extension dining table shares a room with a painted geometric display case. Multiple wood tones and paint peacefully coexist in the tasteful space. The table will seat six with this configuration and the additional leaves will create plenty of space for dinner guests. When not in use, the leaves are stored in a closet in a felt-lined case.
The cubes of the entertainment unit make ideal compartments to display artful treasures, favorite books, as well as the TV and accessories.
This simple but elegant cabinet was a re-creation of a loved piece of furniture that the client had in her previous home in Charlotte. In the center is the television, surrounded by art glass, books, and storage for special items.
The look of the piece is clean and contemporary and the finish is “Designer White” lacquer in a satin sheen. The cabinet measures 7’ wide and 8’ tall.
Located on a very narrow street and up a tight staircase, this large cabinet broke down into pieces that could be delivered in one truck and then recombined inside the room as a seamless-looking unit.
These two matching natural maple bookshelf built-ins are finally in place in a Maryland home. The smaller piece is ho me to the computer printer, and the larger one houses a sizable television. This project was in the design phase for a long time, since the homeowners wanted to be sure that they were getting a product that suited their needs and home perfectly. The result is a classic and clean-lined balance between modern and traditional look. Wiring is all neatly hidden and the components are tucked away behind antique wavy glass.
The lacquered Maple Bookcase and Entertainment Unit built-ins are just about complete and ready to go to their new home in Maryland. The homeowners chose solid brass knobs and bin pulls in antique nickel from Lee Valley. These pieces promise to make a dramatic upgrade to the room they will grace.
Meanwhile, two built-ins are being created for a home in Philadelphia. They will be delivered next week and painted on site.
The built-in bookcase and entertainment unit are coming along. In the top photos, you can see the drawings on the old schoolhouse chalkboard for the two cabinets this job entails. The first two versions of the design for this project can be seen here and here. In the third shot, the plywood boxes have been put together. In the last shot, Maple face frames are in the process of going on. The substantial shelves are fixed for a balanced symmetrical look as well as superior strength.
These cabinets were designed for a large room that has zones that serve as media room and office spaces. The built-in printer cabinet and entertainment center would provide plenty of elegant storage space for favorite books and photographs while giving the room a unified look. It can sport straight lines or be more formal, with fluted columns and arched tops. The same classic style also works well as a desk, as seen in the drawing below. Pullouts, doors, and drawers can be tailored to the use: file folders for a desk, glass doors for components- the options are endless.
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