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Recent Project: Converting a Living Room into a Billiard Room and more...

We got very lucky this past weekend.  It's been on our calendar for months to go cross country skiing but the snow situation has not been looking good.  So this past Friday we arrive to our cabin in western Maryland and it snowed 10 inches that night!!!  We woke up to a winter wonderland and great skiing conditions.  Here's Kylie who was very excited to arrive after a four hour car ride.  The snow was just starting.

It was a great time with my mom and her friends.  Saturday night Kylie organized a dance party for the adults. It was a fun way to work off all the yummy food we'd been eating through out the day!  Thank you Pat for organizing the trip and including us again!!


More and more clients are wanting to convert their underused living room into a different kind of space.  Most of us don't entertain in a formal way anymore.  So people are redesigning these spaces to turn them into a library, office, club room, music room, playroom, or even a game room.  So I wasn't surprised when a client asked for help to convert their living room into a billiard room.  It made perfect sense for them since they like to entertain and it's a space the entire family can enjoy.  Here are some pictures of the recent transformation...

Pool tables come in several sizes so measuring your room is a must before you decide on a size.  Make sure your cues can fit between the edge of the table and the wall.   

My client's home already includes great craftsman style architectural details, contemporary furniture, and artwork that reflects their love of boating and the water.    A rug, furniture, lighting, window treatments and accessories were selected to create a look that works together and also with the rest of the home.

Here's the the BEFORE picture of their once under used living room.

BEFORE picture
Here's their new contemporary console that provides a place for storage plus a surface to serve food and drinks during a party.  Love the lamp from West Elm.

Here's the BEFORE picture...

BEFORE picture

For their dining room, we selected a rug, window hardware and fabric for custom drapery.  

Here's the BEFORE picture.  A beautiful wood table was hiding under the red tablecloth.

BEFORE picture

In the kitchen, we selected fabric for valances and bench cushion.  We also supplemented my client's kilim pillows with new ones for the window seat.

Here's the BEFORE picture.  

BEFORE picture

This was another fun project because once again I got to work with a great client who enjoyed the process!  We made a big impact without breaking the bank by mixing some custom items with national catalog items.

Thank you Jen for the great recommendation on Linkedin!  Here's what she wrote...

"For years, I contemplated how to change my unused, outdated living room into a casually sophisticated, usable entertainment area. I also wished I had the time and skills to improve the flow from room to room in my contemporary home. I had some ideas but neither the expertise nor experience to execute. Melissa carefully listened, then clearly used my ideas as a base before creating the perfect solution for my living room. Then, she swiftly developed plans to solve my flow issues, beautifully tying in all of the areas on my main floor. She delivered on-time and at the promised price. Her style is impeccable!"

If you would like help transforming your home into one you love, contact me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the pic of Kylie in the snow by the cabin, first of all! Secondly, it is so nice to see both examples of renovations where you are making huge changes with huge piles of money AND those renovations like this one...huge changes with "smaller" piles of money! It gives me hope...
Can't wait to see what you do next!