Signature Home Theater: Glamour for Under $25K
Home theater remains sleek and architectural with a limited number of elements that prevent it from looking busy.
FINALIST: Best Home Theater $25,000 and under
August 03, 2009 by Steve Crowe

This home theater is what the designer, Union Place of Excelsior, Minn., calls a “signature personal theater.” It has all the glitz and glamour of a larger theater, but it’s scaled down to be used by one or two people at a time.

The theater needed to be sleek and architectural with a limited number of elements to prevent it from looking busy. The homeowner gave Union Place free reign to imagine the scheme and some of the fun elements in the room.

Keeping within the budget, a simple acoustic material was chosen for the wall upholstery. Park Ave-inspired sconces were used to add interest and bling. The proscenium is simple, but striking — a curved faux ostrich cornice flanked with Chinoiserie panels. The Triad InWall Bronze/4 Speakers, which are part of a 5.1 system, are custom colored to match the wall fabric.

Two custom animal print ottomans were made in case the homeowner needs additional seating. Union Place added a faux finished ceiling to complete the project.

An Optoma HD7200 Projector is housed in the walk-in closet of the mater bedroom to isolate it from the viewing area. The The installer also upgraded the home’s digital backbone, distributing two HD DVRs, Blu-ray and an Escient MX-111 Media Server to the theater, kitchen and master bedroom. This is all easily controlled via the RTI T4 Touch Screen Control.

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Installer/Equipment List

System Design & Installation
Union Place Inc.
Excelsior, Minn.

Optoma HD7200
Chief RPM Elite Projector Mount
Da-Lite 100” Cinema Contour HCCV
Triad InWall Bronze/4
Triad InWall Bronze PowerSub/4
Triad InWall Bronze Surround/4
Denon AVR-2308CI DD/DTS Receiver
Denon DVD-1730 DVD Player
Escient MX-111 Media Server
RTI T4 Touch Screen Control
Berkline Home Theater Recliner

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