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Use bookshelves for customized TV storage.

In this luxe library, HGTV star and Toronto designer Tommy Smythe added a TV to the shelving unit to save wall space, and covered the backs of the shelves with a neutral grasscloth wallpaper to balance the dark walls. Placing furniture in front of a bookcase creates a cosy, layered effect.

See Tommy Smythe's Victorian Makeover photo gallery for more photos of this home, plus watch Suzanne Dimma tour through the kitchen.

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