It’s All Fun and Games

Someday I would love to have the opportunity to custom-build a home for our family.  Right now, that consists of just the two of us, three if you count our fur-baby (which, of course, we do), but eventually the plan is to add 2-3 kids to the mix.  From a perspective of fun, I would really like to have a designated game room in our house that could fit a pool table or some other table game; a bar/kitchenette area for snacks, sodas, etc; and some seating.  It would need to be a multipurpose room — a place where the kids could hang out with friends, do their homework, and also a place that allowed us to spread out for parties or get-togethers.  I have pretty traditional decorating taste, so I would want to keep that vibe while still selecting comfortable and durable fabrics and finishes to accommodate family life.

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 2.42.43 AMHomedit

This is an image that I have pinned, and I love that it is a space that works seamlessly with the decor while still being comfortable.  Also, for the bar, I would not have the alcohol displayed front-and-center like that, rather tucked away (or not at all) in cabinets with some fun decor pieces on those open shelves.  I am really drawn to the lighting in this space, too.

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 2.43.37 AMThe Enchanted Home

Here’s another really pretty one.  I love that brick floor — it would be nice not to have to worry about carpet in the room if there were teenagers or get-togethers where spills would be inevitable.  Again, really love the lighting.

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 2.44.31 AMHouzz

This is really lovely.  The colors are refreshing, the decor is transitional, and it truly looks like a family space.  I really love the kitchenette/bar area.  And the projector!  That would be fun.  🙂

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 2.45.32 AMKiki’s List

This is completely stunning.  I love the little table and chairs area that is perfect for eating, doing homework, or providing extra comfortable seating.  And that pool table!  That’s got to be custom-made.  It’s incredible!  The color palette in this room is airy and light — my favorite.

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 2.46.27 AMHome Bunch

I have worked on one game room project during my time as an interior designer, and this was the client’s inspiration photo for the space.  Since then, I have always loved it.  It’s classic, it’s comfortable, and it’s still keeping with my traditional decorating roots.  Out of all of these spaces — and it pains me to have to choose — I think this is the one that is most in tune with what I would do with a space like this.

What are your thoughts on game rooms?  Would you design with a more modern/contemporary vibe, or do you like the comfort of a traditional space?

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