There is not a single solid wall in the room. Three walls have a doorway leading to another room, and the fireplace wall has sliding doors on either side. Even placing the television above the mantel wouldn't work in this room as then you'd have a direct view of the television from our front door which wasn't ideal in my opinion. (I don't want the pizza delivery guy judging my choice in programming.)
Long story short, I decided that placing the television in the corner was our best bet, and lucky for me the hubs agreed. Thus our search for a corner unit began. Who knew it would take almost 2 years to find one. Apparently, no one puts baby in the corner because only a few furniture companies even make a corner unit. We looked everywhere! I kept checking Craig's List, Restore, and some other local consignment shops hoping that a great piece would turn up but had zero luck. Then a couple months ago Ballard Designs was having a sale, and we decided to jump on the Reston Corner Media Console with Hutch wagon!
We are more than pleased with our purchase. It fits nicely in the corner and even provides a little storage. The old unit we had (forgot to take a picture) wasn't made for a corner and stuck out in the room. We sold it on Craig's List to help pay for the new unit.
I'm still working on the styling. It takes a million tweaks before you get it right doesn't it? I love these horse bookends my sweet friend Andrea gave me as a present for driving to Haven (how nice huh?)! She knows me so well! ;)
So, where's baby hanging out in your living room?
P.S. The red color (Porter Red Apple - almost identical to Ralph Lauren Hunting Coat Red) on our walls looks so different at different times of day. It's one of the reasons I like having such a deep color on the walls. It changes so much in different light. I think this is why I haven't tired of the color yet. When I get bored with it - the light changes. ;) These photos were shot at 11 am on a bright sunny day.