Susan Taylor
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a game room and study are all about family time

The game room was created in theme with family time, pool playing, game playing, and an overflow for eating!

Two large chandeliers were centered in the room between the deep coffered moldings, not specifically over tables. A total of 8 satin brass sconces spotlight the collections on the bookshelves. The repetitive use of a single style is both artistic and dramatic. If you zoom in on the door header, you’ll see 4 little french doves! From a Paris vendor, these are something really special.

Not surprising, Iron Ore from Sherwin Williams sings again here! We wallpapered the backs of the builtins for interest in texture and contrast and the use of white once more really works here. Meaningful family generational photographs are combined with objects d’art with the same perfect placement Black-eyed Susan is known for. There is balance and scale to consider when doing this kind of accessorizing.

The same lovely drapery peeks from the corner of the room and the dining chairs can be mixed into the formal kitchen table when needed. You can see a peek of the first floor study in the hallway beyond, just waiting for you!

Philip Jeffries wallpaper and Hartman and Forbes custom window shades as another layer of beauty to this room. Ahhhhh!

I asked my photographer to take this shot, spotlighting the row of classic sconces. The satin gold hardware is nicely spotlighted here too. Two large scaled identical rugs were used in this room, one under the dining table and one under the pool table. Views on one side feature the water and on the other the front yard, set back from the road for privacy. Pick a spot, you can have it all!

The library/office/study was designed with the patriarch of the family in mind. Years of scientific research provided some favorite memorabilia for the shelves, along with collections from world travels. Once again, taking inspiration from the homeowner, we selected this marine blue color and they agreed to go with a high gloss-walls, ceiling and trim! I booked two glass writing desks together, each supported by an acrylic office chair (satin gold legs to compliment the lighting and cabinet hardware). It was the perfect place for a more traditional, yet stylishly chic hand-knotted rug with beautiful blues. You’ll note a bit of whimsy with the brass animal art! Taken from a famous children’s book, Eloise, a fox and a mouse add the perfect touch! The hare is mounted on the opposite wall of the entry into this special room.

See more:

Church Creek entry & great room

Church Creek kitchen

(coming soon) Church Creek staircase & game room

Church Creek master bedroom

Church Creek bedrooms & bathrooms