Now You Watch It, Now You Don't

Now You Watch It, Now You Don't

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Bethesda designer Kelley Proxmire keeps the TV in her own bedroom hidden in a large antique cabinet. But the cool aqua master bedroom she created for the D.C. Design House didn't have a big wall to spare, so she came up with a solution we've never seen before: She concealed the wall-mounted flat-screen TV behind the window curtains.

"I'm often dealing with the problem of how to fit a TV in my clients' bedrooms," says Proxmire. She enlisted the help of her electrician, who is also an audiovisual specialist. He installed an electrical outlet at eye level next to the window by the bed. Then he mounted on the wall a 19-inch Insignia LCD/DVD on a Sanus three-way articulating arm so the angle can be adjusted for viewing anywhere in the room.

Proxmire designed the Brunschwig & Fils cream silk draperies with a split on one side so the TV could be slipped out for viewing and remain beautifully hidden the rest of the time.

"I'd say about 75 percent of my clients now request a TV in their bedroom," Proxmire says. "I think this is a new and different way to deal with this."

Jura Koncius

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