Window shutters are easily transformed into media-wall doors.
In a country house as rough hewn as a Catskill cottage, a TV can be jarring from a decorative point of view. For anyone dealing with a pre-flatscreen era set, there’s the “ugly factor” too. Over the past few years we’ve suggested a range of solutions for concealing televisions. Befitting a country house, this pair of large, paint-decorated shutters with cutout shamrock motifs seem well suited to the rustic barn beams and the simple plaster of the fireplace wall. Placing the TV over the wood bin takes it off center but it’s aligned so the shutters open flat back against the wall –with the cutouts, no hardware is required.