My Matisse Cabinet


I’m excited to say that my media center, the 1990s boob tube and the bench it sits on, is finally getting an upgrade. Our flat screen and my Matisse cabinet from Bungalow 5 have amazingly arrived on the same day. To me the TV means very little, but the cabinet will make my living room.

Media consoles always seem to err on the side of hideous–but then I saw the Matisse. The leaf cutouts lighten the inherently heavy look of a 55″ case good and the open storage makes it useful, even if we decide not to use it for media down the road. Right now it’s sitting in a box in our foyer but by next week, my home theater center will have joined the 21st century and my living room will be 10 steps chicer.