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Remember the secondhand media cabinet I bought back when we were in the throes of renovating? It was the perfect size for our needs but after living with it for a year and a half, it was clear that something lighter in color and design would work better.

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This little number fits the corner of our living room like a glove. I like that it’s white with solid doors and a leggy base. HH bought and installed this sensor back when we had the old cabinet because we were having problems with our universal remote not working properly. The sensor worked great then and now it allows us to control the media equipment through the solid doors of the new cabinet, too. It’s a crowd pleaser. I like that it lets us keep the ugly black boxes under wrap. HH is comforted by the fact that he can control the TV from any room in the house, including the bathroom. Men. The kids no longer become frustrated trying to point the remote just so. Everybody wins!

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This corner of the living room is pretty dark at night but Nate’s new task lamp does the trick. I’m trying out a few accessories – potted jade transplanted from an outdoor planter, books, a wood back massager and a black and white print. All things I had on hand. But you know me. I can’t guarantee the little vignette will stay this way for long.

Oh yes, little corner, I am going to have fun tweaking you whenever boredom strikes. Beware!

images: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

29 Comments

06.November.2013

Can you either link to or post a picture of the old one? I don’t remember and wanted to see the difference.

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06.November.2013

Love the look of this! Do you push your couch all the way up against the window? (my home has a similar layout and I’m always playing with the best way to rearrange the furniture . . .) PS – you are keeping us hanging with the front door color!!

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replied on November 6th, 2013

The sofa is pushed up against the sill which sticks out a few inches from the wall. The room isn’t large enough to pull the sofa out any further without impeding on precious kid playing space. Totally not leaving you hanging…we haven’t chosen the final color for the front door yet!!

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06.November.2013

Great cabinet! We have a cute little white IKEA PS locker cabinet on wheels to hold media equipment in one house, and the larger double cabinet in the other – I too love white cabinets!

This looks like the perfect size and shape for a corner in my bedroom…I’m off to check the west elm site. Thanks! :)

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06.November.2013

This is very cute! I hate when bloggers get stuff from West Elm, b/c they don’t ship alot of their stuff to Canada and the closest one here is more than a 2 hour drive away. Dana, just wondering if you were ever planning on doing a source list and paint color list that would be on the side bar? I tried to find a link for your paint colors on the weekend and couldn’t, and now I’m wondering where your curtains are from. I know it takes alot of time to do coding and such.

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replied on November 6th, 2013

We have a few projects to finish up {namely the planked wall above the mantel} and then I PROMISE I will do a house tour with links and sources! The curtains are West Elm several years ago.

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06.November.2013

Love it!!! I love your living room so much. Your house is so beautiful !! Please post a house tour !!

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06.November.2013

Wow, I didn’t know that you could purchase a sensor that will go through a door. That is the perfect solution to my current messy media center problem! Thanks for sharing!

Taylor

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06.November.2013

Can u tell me more about this sensor? Do you just install it next to the cable box and your remotes will work through the doors? Does it also work with a roku?

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I’m such a fan of white mixed with rich wood tones. It’s so chic! And your new photo looks fantastic, as always :)

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what the what? a sensor so you can turn things off through closed doors? holy moly. That is awesome. love the white cabinet too.

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06.November.2013

Love it! It’s perfect and goes so well with all the other furniture pieces throughout the house. Great pick!

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07.November.2013

I tried to search your blog for info on the rug that is in this space. We just moved into a new home and the floors are all hardwood. I am on the hunt for a ‘fluffy’ (i.e. comfy to sit on) rug for the space. It needs to be huge.

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replied on November 8th, 2013

The shag rug is from RugsUSA. I love that it is a much less expensive version of the moroccan berbers and barely sheds. It’s the kids’ favorite place to play.

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replied on November 8th, 2013

Thank you for your response! I am going to check them out.

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07.November.2013

I love your home. I’m completely new to this blogging thing, but I have to admit I’ve been lost on your blog for the past 2 hours. You’ve definitely been added to my reading list!

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07.November.2013

The new cabinet is super cute but where did you put the old one? I may have coveted that a little…

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replied on November 8th, 2013

It was donated to Goodwill.

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07.November.2013

That is gorgeous. Do you plan on putting handles on?

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replied on November 8th, 2013

Hardware has definitely crossed my mind. It has the push and click magnetic closures so hardware would be purely aesthetic not functional BUT it would look good with new hardware, no?

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08.November.2013

Just found you through byw. Love your home and your style. Spotted the Remodelista book, one of my favourites too, such great homes in there with understated style. Where is the red wire table from, I love it. Thanks, Katie

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replied on November 11th, 2013

Wire table is from Target. I spray painted it red!

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08.November.2013

fall fashion post please!

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08.December.2013

I love your dark, simple, curtain rod above your couch. Where did you get it? Could you let me know where you also got the curtain rings/hardware? I’ve been looking all over for something simple and and elegant and LOVE yours!

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replied on December 8th, 2013

Curtain rod is from Overstock. I found the rings at Meijer of all places.

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18.December.2013

[…] hung it above the media cabinet in our living room. {TV wall sneak peek!} I adore it. Mr. Miller signed the piece and wrote a note […]

27.June.2014

Hi!

I really want to do this is my new home to hide the ugly messy cords from game consoles and DVD player, etc. How did you make it so that no cords to the TV are visible? Can you do a more detailed post about how you hid the cords and what sensor you used and where you put it (maybe a picture of the cabinet with doors opened)? That would be so helpful!

Thanks!
Your blog is great!

Lily

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replied on June 30th, 2014

Yes, that’s a great idea for a post! I’ll put it on the list.

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