I shared my research on hiding the tv in this post. Of course I wanted a French Country style solution to match the decor and I think I found it in this Aubusson tapestry…
Here is a close up of the tapestry…
It goes perfectly with the faded lavenders of my decor, as you can see from the side arm of the couch.
As you can see I’ve only hung it like a curtain. In the image that inspired me the tv was set in a wall. However the walls in our pre 1850s home are solid stone, so that just wasn’t an option for us. There was however an alcove already dug out of the wall and I took the door off this so that it could easily store our electrical equipment. You can see that here in the shot of the curtain drawn back ….
When we want to watch tv we just move the curtain aside, pull the tv out and angle it.
I hid most of the wiring in some plastic covers. We can’t afford an electrician to come and rewire so that the outlet is directly behind, so I’ve made do with this extension lead stuck on the wall. It’s not as pretty, but you don’t notice it watching tv. Then, when you’re not watching and the curtain is drawn, you don’t see it at all.
I sewed the Aubusson onto a pre-existing, linen curtain. I added the velvet ribbon and the lace trim to finish it off.
The curtain already had the embroidered M monogram and I thought this complimented the curtain and room superbly.
I’m going to share a last touch of DIY with you tomorrow- transforming a modern, plain in built cupboard with moldings to give it a French Country style. Here’s a sneak peek of the cupboard….
You can see the top of it in the corner of the room. Subscribe to be notified of that and an update of the living room in its new style.
By the way, let me know what you think and how you solve your tv dilemma.