It's no wonder the phrase "media center" strikes fear into the hearts of design lovers. For centuries (okay, just the past few decades), massive chunks of tech — speakers the size of side tables, multi-piece stereo sets — have been the bane of a stylish living room's existence. But, surprise: As our tech gets smaller and more seamlessly designed, our apartments are getting progressively more chic.
Wondering how to keep your must-have gadgets from sticking out like sore thumbs? Check out five rooms that give new media new meaning.