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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 for more photos of this home, plus watch Suzanne Dimma tour through the kitchen. Find more inspiration in our photo gallery of Suzanne Dimma's Favourite Dreamy Retreats.

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