Design Tip – Recess A TV Above A Fireplace

Hey contemporist friends! Here’s something for you to think about, if you’re installing a TV above a fireplace.

Heat rises, and the heat from a fireplace can damage a TV, so you should avoid mounting a TV directly off the wall above a fireplace. Instead, consider creating a recessed area for the TV, so it’s setback into the wall, avoiding much of the heat coming off the fireplace.

This interior, designed by FORM Design Architecture, has a good example of a recessed TV above the fireplace.

Recessed TV above fireplace

Recessed TV above fireplace

Recessed TV above fireplace

Design: FORM Design Architecture

Photography: Bruce Hemming

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