I was asked by a client to turn a part of their garage into a rec room. It housed a pool table and some exercise equipment but didn't feel like a cozy space where their three kids would want to hang, much less invite friends to hang. So, I started with a killer art piece found at the Habitat ReStore. It was left over from the design challenge and I loved the graphic nature of it.They wanted easy to move furniture (in case of a bad storm or flooding)... a typical worry for coastal homes. This rattan sofa lacquered in a Chinese red was the perfect punch. The cushions were recovered in an indoor/outdoor fabric for function.
The chairs swivel for watching TV or billiards and were found at an auction and reupholstered in ultra-suede (another cleanable fabric).
The outdoor rug in a bold black and white stripe warms up the concrete floors.
I swiped an old chair from their attic and used a pair of HomeGoods lamps (Jonathan Adler, no less) for additional light.
The room is fun, playful and functional and currently being used by lots of kids. Mission accomplished!
bye bye birdie...