I live in a small apartment of 525 square feet, so all of my furniture needs to serve multiple purposes.
About a year ago, I bought the Sonoma Bookcase at the Ballard outlet and used it as a combination bookshelf and entertainment center (by moving the shelves up and putting my 42-inch television on it). It worked great and I got compliments on it all the time!
Then I decided that I needed more storage and a place to put my mail when coming home. When I saw the Casa Florentina Louis XVI Armoire, I fell in love with its classic lines and prayed my television would fit in it in order to free up the Sonoma Bookcase.
I needed an entertainment center that didn’t appear bulky in my tiny space, so the Louis XVI Armoire with mirrored panels on front was perfect. The mirrors bounce much-needed light and keep the armoire from visually competing with the bookshelf, which is now used exclusively for books.
Plus, since the shelves are adjustable, in any future homes I can continue using it as an entertainment center, or I can use the included hanging rack and use it as a wardrobe. And I appreciate the security of being able to lock the television up when I go out.
It doesn’t look like it would be able to hold a 42-inch flat-screen, but it sure can! A 42-inch television fits perfectly on both the Louis XVI Armoire and the Sonoma Bookcase. And I have my surround sound speakers hidden on the black Ethan tray table and on the window sill so that the sound can get to the sofa, even when the doors are opened.