Tuesday, 29 November 2011

from play room to pool room !

I am back in Surrey this week and still have no before and after shots yet. I'm painting fitted furniture, from green dragged and rag-rolled 80's style, to cream and antiqued and it seems to be taking quite a while ! So I thought I would show you something I did in June of this year.

This is the play room/tv room of a house that I painted about 8 years ago. I just did a very large fun check with colours we had used elsewhere in the house.

The clients had this furniture from a previous home so they just added gold silk curtains and new wall lights. Earlier this year they sold this house to a man who decided to use this room for his snooker table with a purple baize !  The snooker table also had a mottled effect wood trim in a sort of mock tortoishell !

After a bit of a discussion, he let me go ahead with my idea to make his 'big boys and their toys room' into a wacky purple tartan affair, with mottled gold paint to tie in with the curtains and light fitting !

Hopefully you can see the mottled edge of the snooker tabel which is why I did the same sort of effect on the walls.
Oddly the room actually looks bigger now, even though there is a massive snooker table in the middle. The client is really happy, and his inter-changeable multi-coloured spotlights apparently look great at night. (I told you it was a big boys toy room).

I think all his memorabilia looks pretty good against the dark background and he seems delighted that the room is a one-off and basically bespoke.
I have always felt that dining-rooms, cloakrooms and obviously play-rooms are the ones you can go to town on, and the larger your home the more individual a certain room can be. This definately wouldn't work in my house, but fits well into this large country home !


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    Love, Olga

  3. That looks like a great space for the lads! What an amazing transformation! I just signed up as your latest follower!

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