Social Club

A fun-loving Boston family creates room to play.

The owners of this Boston home wanted a room that could convert from an intimate family spot to dinner-party central. Deborah Epstein, principal for Epstein Joslin Architects in Cambridge, worked with Acton’s Kistler & Knapp Builders to give them a bright, versatile party pad.

Marble statues draw the eye away from streamlined storage, while bright blue doors lead to a bedroom, bathroom, laundry room and wine closet. South African turquoise tiles pave the room’s central column. “They kept pushing me further and further,” Epstein says. “They wanted more and more color in natural materials.” The cabinetry, made by Woodmeister of Worcester, is cherry with accents of blued steel. Checkerboard floors in Indian limestone echo the rest of the home’s Venetian feel—and set the stage for fun.