Someone help me! I can't stop playing with the wall mock ups of my parents' house! If nothing else, it's a fun way to spend Monopoly money. The above arrangement of the TV on the fireplace is my brilliant mom-in-law's suggestion. The move of the TV makes 2 strong focal points become one.
This BDDW credenza is a little too rustic for my parents' taste, I think, but holy hullabaloo, do I love everything they make. The dark wall mutes out the TV, combined with the dark wood of the credenza the space doesn't seem to compete as much with the textured fireplace. (Painting and credenza from the BDDW site.) Thanks for the fantastic suggestions, Abbey!
Consider yourself an armchair decorator? Send your suggestions and I'll play with 'em and forward them to my mom!