The farmhouse project had a total of 7 rooms to be redecorated, so this week’s post is going to tell you about the Game Room. As in many old houses, there was a bedroom that had to be walked through to get to another bedroom. Because the last room became our Farmhouse Bathroom, my Client had the idea that this bedroom could become a Game Room. I thought it was a fantastic idea and set about designing something that could also double as a home office.
The Game Room: Before Photos
And for easier reference, here is a copy of my working floor plan of the upstairs. The Game Room here is labeled “Study”.
So what else was on my client’s wishlist? Well, an Owner’s Closet that he could use for storage and lock when the home is rented. The room had an awkward corner next to the cinder block chimney, so during Trade Day, Mr. Doyle of Highland County Homes and I came up with a way to enclose the chimney and build out a closet.
As you can see in the floor plan above, the walkway actually crossed the room. I needed to place the furniture so that it would not block access to the bathroom. I chose to use a red, white and blue color scheme in here because I wanted it to flow easily to the attached bathroom.
Furnishing the Game Room
This “photo” is the Mood Board I created for my client at the Presentation meeting. I used a similar table & chairs to what he already owned, as well as a bookcase. This project did not require the purchasing of any furniture, but there were a lot of rugs, windows, lighting, etc. that I added to his home.
The table & chairs that I used in this room were actually sitting in the bay window of the living room downstairs. I opted to bring those up and reuse them in a better space. I purchased the rug and window treatments for this room, as well as the art. Most of the games, puzzles, and accessories were in the house and I pulled them all to this central location. The light fixture was a nod to the style of the house.
I did have a big hiccup in this room, though – THE RUG! I ordered an 8′ round rug for this space. All of the rugs for the house were delivered and I took them to the site without unpacking them first. BIG mistake. After hauling that big thing over, I open the packaging to realize my supplier had shipped an 8’x10′ rectangular rug – not round! It wasn’t going to work in the space, so I packaged it up, called my supplier, got the return authorization, and then hauled it off to the UPS store to ship it back. Of course, my Client didn’t have a clue what had happened because I ordered it long before the Installation Day and I handled the process for him. Just another perk of having an interior decorator do a job for you.
I just love how the deep navy walls really up the cozy factor in here. The color is Sherwin-Williams SW 7602, “Indigo Batik” – one of my absolute favorite paint colors to use.
Side-By-Side Before & Afters: Game Room
My Client loved his new Game Room
Because I love to pay attention to the details, I even spelled out “Welcome Home” with the Scrabble Board on the game room table. I wish I’d been able to find more fun pieces of art for the walls in here (time ran out for Styling before the Reveal), but even framing old game boards that no longer have pieces would have been cool as well. I had fun pulling this room together and I’m sure guests enjoy making memories around this table.
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