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Media Room Review

by habituallychic

04 . 26 . 10

Many of us spent this rainy Sunday watching movies and The Hills marathon on MTV. How much more enjoyable would it have been if Heidi and Spencer weren’t so annoying or if we had fabulous media rooms in which to vegetate. In New York, media rooms do double duty as a place to watch TV and house books, like Nate Berkus’ apartment above, which is why so many of them incorporate built-ins. Not all of these rooms house a television but their shelves are still inspiring. I especially love the dark lacquered rooms but the light coral/orange room that Katie Ridder designed is pretty darn fabulous! Sitting in a room that pretty would definitely make bad TV seem better! Enjoy!

House Beautiful

Christina Murphy


Katie Ridder

Miles Redd
Amanda Nisbet

Peter Dunham

Philip Gorrivan

Katie Ridder

Aerin Lauder

Todd Romano

Amanda Nisbet

Victoria Hagan

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  1. Carmen Martins April 26, 2010 | 2:14 am

    Hi Dear, I´m from Brazil and I´m big fan of your blog and your work. Thanks for sharing so many beautiful things with us.

    Sao Paulo – Brazil

  2. Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself April 26, 2010 | 2:40 am

    Ooo I totally want to cozy up in the Peter Dunham room. And that room isn’t very “me” at all. What material are the couches upholstered in!? How cozy!

    Settling in to watch Crazy Heart right now. : ) Boy do I love Redbox.


  3. design - 59 April 26, 2010 | 2:57 am

    Love when you post series of rooms! Great images!

  4. Marcus Design April 26, 2010 | 6:23 am

    Love these media rooms, I think one of the running themes that really attracts me is the dark walls! Very media-room appropriate!

  5. TheIconicBlog.com April 26, 2010 | 8:04 am

    Those look like a great place to spend a rainy Sunday in! x

  6. Rowaida April 26, 2010 | 9:10 am

    Love your post Heather, so inspiring!

  7. Danika April 26, 2010 | 9:53 am

    Fantastic selection of images, thank you.

  8. Sally J April 26, 2010 | 12:17 pm

    I had a hard time focusing on the shelving with all the other design elements to look at. I’m seeing lots of teal blues and oranges which I love…interesting, comfy chairs and really great rugs! So much to look at. Thanks for sharing, Heather!

  9. pretty pink tulips April 26, 2010 | 12:43 pm

    I think it says a lot for all of these designers that I would happily take any of these rooms! They all seem to join comfort, texture, color that make spending time in them so relaxing. Great collection of photos!

  10. Sheila April 26, 2010 | 3:50 pm

    Brilliant post! Having just finished a modest project of this nature, I appreciate your wonderful collection of so many fabulous media rooms that incorporate a library and “reading room” feel. Thanks so much.

  11. Sketch42 April 26, 2010 | 4:05 pm

    I have a navy blue and white media room/library in my house!

  12. Design Darling April 26, 2010 | 7:04 pm

    oooh, so much eye candy! i think the todd romano space is my favorite but then again it’s so hard to choose. have a lovely week, heather!

  13. Tanya (a Taste of T) May 8, 2010 | 6:24 pm

    Love the Christina Murphy. I cant watch The HIlls anymore. Speidi is just too much. Way too much!