What: These built-ins were designed to accommodate the needs of a family. The TV was in an oversized niche, and all the components were sitting in there too, so it looked cluttered. The children spend a lot of time in this room, so storage for toys was needed. And open display shelving for decorative accents was desired.How: The TV niche was resized to fit the TV precisely. An articulating arm allows it to be pulled forward to reach cables. Below the mantel are cabinets behind doors that are so minimal, you don't even realize they're there. The cabinets hide the components for the TV on one side and the children's toys on the other. Glass shelves were chosen for display to allow maximum light throughout the display area.Style: This family room is part of a great room with the kitchen on the other end. To make it blend with the kitchen, we used the same color of stain on the wood as in the kitchen cabinetry. We wanted clean lines and a more minimal look, so the mantel and hearth as well as the header above stretch wall to wall. To balance the larger TV with the smaller fireplace, we used the same material to cover the the entire bottom portion of the cabinetry and the hearth to give the area below the mantel enough visual weight to offset the larger TV. Lighting below the mantel shows off the copper-patina steel and also gives the lower half more visual weight.