A refurbished vintage dresser flanked by simple offthe- rack bookcases provides a home for the television. The large piece of art layered behind it balances the tall bookcases and appears as an extension of the TV. "It makes the television look like an accessory rather than a focal point," explains Samantha. The pretty blue floral wallpaper lining the back of the bookcases tricks the eye, making them look full and robust.
Billy bookcases, IKEA, ikea.ca; The Lotus Papers wallpaper, Farrow & Ball, farrow-ball.com; accessories (in bookcases), Teatro Verde, teatroverde.com; Insignia television, Future Shop, futureshop.ca; floral artwork by Madeleine Lamont, Art Interiors, artinteriors.ca; cobalt spire jar (on dresser), inVU Drapery Co., invudraperyco.com.