Game On

Three design teams create elegant inspiration boards for the perfect game room.

Produced by Loren Savini, styling by Kara Butterfield.


Bottoms Up

South Boston design firm Koo de Kir took inspiration from a pint of Black and Tan when envisioning this lounge—composed of neutral shades of ivory and tan, with jet-black wallpaper lining the bar for a punchy contrast.

game room design ideas

Photograph by Bruce Peterson

Samuel & Sons leather piping, the Martin Group.

“Custard” paint, Chelsea Textiles.

Maxalto upholstery, Montage.

“Chinatown Toile” wall covering, Flavor Paper.

Herman Miller fiberglass chair sample, Design Within Reach.

“Wicker” polyvinyl textile, Stark.

“Pebble Wool” textile, and Hella Jongerius “Layers Vineyard” wool textile, both Maharam.

Walnut game-table wood sample, Ethnicraft NV.

“Harris” Jacquard woven-wool flatweave rug, Merida.

“Acqua” leather textile, Spinneybeck.

“Ensign” nickel pull, and “R.W. Atlas” burnished-nickel metal round knob, both Waterworks.

“Pashmina” rug, the Rug Company.

“Melton” viscose-linen textiles, the Romo Group.

“Bulls Eye” hair-on leather, Jerry Pair Leather.

“La Rouge” linen textile, and “St. Laurent” linen textile, both Jacques Bouvet et Cie.

“Zag” cotton-viscose textile, Pierre Frey.

Additional Props

Magnus Design small cutting-and-serving board, Lekker.

Leather snap wallet, and decorative long matches, both Patch NYC.


Sharp Dresser

Lisey Good and her team at Good Interiors designed a man cave with nods to classic menswear patterns and fabrics—like leather and flannel—while bronze and brushed-gold accents add an industrial touch.

game room design ideas

Photograph by Bruce Peterson

“Geometry” wool carpet, and Celerie Kemble by Merida “Plough” linen-and-wool carpet, both Landry & Arcari.

“Rustico” porcelain floor tile, and “Idyllwild” honed-marble tile, both Ann Sacks.

Samuel & Sons antique-gold nailhead on braided trim, Samuel & Sons brushed-gold nailhead on leather trim, Jane Churchill “Crispin” polyester textile, and Larsen “Aran” wool textile, all the Martin Group.

Ralph Lauren “Westcliff Tattersal” flannel textile, Ralph Lauren “Theodora Snakeskin” linen textile, Ralph Lauren “Edge Hill” flannel textile, and Ralph Lauren “Regent Stripe” flannel textile, all Kravet.

Robert Allen “Tiny Pebbles” polyvinyl textiles, and Robert Allen “Baby Ostrich” nylon textile, both Beacon Hill.

Phillip Jeffries “Rivets” bronze-on-jute wall covering, Webster & Company.

Additional Props

“Jack” blanket, Lekker.

English brass handle with 4-inch magnifier, and scientific brass handle with one-inch magnifier, both Gurari Collections.


Gentleman’s Club

Local interior designer Justine Sterling dreamed up a game room with dark, moody tones set against glamorous warm metallics. Varying leather textures like shagreen, ostrich, and hair-on cowhide add stylish textures to the sultry design.

game room design ideas

Photograph by Bruce Peterson

“Shagreen” full-grain cowhide, “Ostrich” full-grain cowhide,“Pinstripe Suede” dyed silky suede, and “Cavallini Ostrich” hair-on cowhide, all Edelman Leather.

Studio E “Dolly” handpainted wall covering, and Studio E “Etta” handpainted wall covering, both Studio 534.

Groundworks “Dune Buggy” wood pulp -wall covering, Lee Jofa.

“Large Scale Tikal” wool-and-silk rug, Niba Rug Collections.

“Kendal” viscose-cotton textile, Zinc Textile “Orbit” viscose-cotton textile, and “Rivo” viscose-cotton textile, all the Romo Group.

Verrain “Pizzazz” viscose textile, Ailanthus.

“Tosca” cotton upholstery, and “Sandis” linen -upholstery, both Knoll.

“Alexandria Beige” paint, Benjamin Moore.

“Pitch Black” paint, Farrow & Ball.

“Sogviza Silk” tile, DiscoverTile.

“Sahara Noir” marble, Cumar Marble & Granite.

Concrete table sample, James De Wulf.

Additional Props

Notecards, and bug specimens in Lucite, both Patch NYC.

Saikai Toki Trading brass round bottle opener, Lekker.


Yiqing Shao Yiqing Shao, Digital Editor at Boston Magazine bmagdigital+yshao@gmail.com


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