Blending traditional with eclectic, Jeanne Lashmett set out to create a game room that anyone would enjoy. “I really liked that the bones of the space were very generic, so I had a blank canvas to create my own vision.”
While the history and style of the house lends itself to a more formal air, the designer made sure that the game room generated a sense of relaxation and entertainment. “I wanted to add some fun into a serious-looking room, where people can be comfortable.”
Emphasizing the original trim around the large windows—instead of adding heavy treatments—brings light into the room, while a rich caramel color on the walls produces an inviting ambiance, and refinished wood floors play host to colorful Persian rugs.
In one of the two rooms that make up the space, Lashmett created a lounging area, complete with a pub table and chairs, as well as a marble-topped, solid wood wine cabinet with chiller. An antique pinball game hangs on the wall, while a large painting of Charlie Chaplin keeps watch over the space. In the second room, the designer used a mix of antique and modern game room pieces and accessories, including a poker table and chairs. An amber-colored pendant light with wrought iron twig detail illuminates the room along with a faux fireplace, and the atmosphere encourages guests to stay and play for hours. “I wanted to create a room of great warmth,” she says. “It’s a sophisticated space with a little bit of whimsy.”
i3 Design Group: Jeanne Lashmett
Amini’s Home Rugs and Game Room
Asadorian Rug Company
Ferguson Enterprises Inc.
Superior Building Group