Yes.... and no. I feel that there's too much "cherry colored" wood now in the room that looks too "matchy-matchy" with the color of the leather. Also several people have told me that big wall entertainment centers are totally "out" (so 1990s..whatever that means!) and feel heavy in the room. So if we remove the side units (and get rid of the top bridge) we'd be left with the bottom console only which frees up visual and actual space in the room. I'm planning to move curios to the dinning room and use them together to store wine glasses and liquor bottles on the bottom. My husband is not 100% convinced of my proposal.... argues that it was so expensive and it's an all wood piece, etc., etc.... but I'm working on him....chipping away little by little....
What do you think? Do you own one of these lovely pieces?
If you have time, would you post some photos of that wall?
The only thing that will darken leather is dirt...and oils.
Ambient lighting will lighten it some over time. And it will get more 'broken-in' in appearance over time - which is a good thing. A combination of lightening and darkening with use.
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If you do decide to take it down, you will probably want to put something on that wall or it will look bare. Some pictures. Just something to consider.
I think your entertainment unit looks good. It's not dated as it was designed to accommodate a flat screen TV. The only part that looks a bit dated are the arched panels. If the shelves are finished on the inside, I would consider removing the upper cabinet doors and just have open shelving. This would help lighten the look of the unit.
One thing always leads to another...
Lol! Thanks to both of you Dawn99 and MJM_CA for your ideas. I agree, if we move the side units out I will have a pretty big, bare wall.... one thing does lead to another!
I have not considered removing the doors. I will see what that will look like. It could be an option. Thanks for that idea!
If we do anything I will keep you posted.