Attic Media Room (2021)

Attic Media Room

A bespoke media and gaming room in the attic of a period lake district property.

Project Brief

After a trip to Pulse Cinemas, our client gave us the brief to create a media and gaming space on the top floor of his Lake District property, with influences of the “hidden cinema room”.

4K Video, Dolby Atmos surround sound, mood lighting and bespoke fabric walls were all discussed to recreate the look and feel of the media room at Pulse, but of course being sympathetic to the original features of the loft room. Transforming it into the ultimate attic media room.

We were also instructed that speakers on show should be kept to a minimum to keep with the “hidden aesthetic”.

The Challenge

With limited headroom and reduced height to the front of rear of the room, we opted to create a storage space behind the TV and front wall to create an area to store the equipment and give access to the rear of the TV wall and speakers.

We used the rear wall create large storage cupboards for the clients blu-ray collection and added a bar in the central section as the kitchen is two flights of stairs away.

We opted to build the entire front wall in stud work to hide all the speakers and subwoofers behind our fabric wall system.

The Solution

We installed in wall speakers to the front wall, added fabric track and foam to the raised pillars to create some texture. The pillars used stretched grey leather and we sourced some Moroccan pendant lights to create a soft glow for movie evenings, coupled with the skirting shadow gap to aid access to the landing for toilet trips.

The Subwoofer was installed in the void space behind and ported through the stud work to create a seamless hidden aesthetic.

We opted for plaster in speakers for the rear surround channels as to not disrupt the clean aesthetic of the space.

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The Kit List

TV: Samsung 75″ Q90-T 4K HDR
AV Receiver: Denon AVCX4700 9.2ch 8K
Front Speakers: Paradigm CI Pro P1-LCR
Surround Speakers: Sonance IS8 Plaster in
Subwoofer: Paradigm Defiance
Atmos Speakers: Paradigm CI Elite

Input Sources: Kaleidescape, Apple TV, PS5, Xbox Series X.

Lighting Control: Lutron HomeWorks QS
Keypads: Lutron Palladium in brushed brass
Lighting: Orluna One downlights with custom grey and brass finish.
Remote Control: Savant Pro Remote X2 in space grey