This traditional basement features built-in cabinetry to showcase sports memorabilia. Nearby, a wet bar is the perfect spot for entertaining guests and grabbing snacks while playing foosball and other games.
Oversized drawers and a clothing rack line the wall and offer convenient storage space in this transitional double-duty game and utility room. A Ping-Pong table sits nearby, with other assorted sport and recreational equipment within easy reach.
The upstairs space in this contemporary townhouse is transformed into a fun entertaining area. A high-top table and chairs sit next to a flatscreen TV for watching sports, while a comfortable gray sectional is the ideal spot to relax. Friends can get competitive over a game of ping pong, and a pair of domino stools adds a whimsical touch.
Wool rugs are easy to clean and have fibers that contain lanolin, a natural stain repellent. They're a smart choice for family rooms, where kids and pets spend most of their time. "This open, second floor media room overlooks the living room below. We needed a strong anchor to be the foundation of the space and to define the character of the room. Merida's classic buffalo check was the perfect solution — boldly inviting guests to gather for conversation, nestle in with a book or cluster for watching movies. The check pattern instantly conveys a sense of warmth and familiarity. Additionally, our clients planned to using this space to watch sporting events — so we needed something to withstand rowdy sports fans and the beautiful, quality wool construction of this rug meant it was the perfect yet practical fit," says the designers at Foley & Cox Interiors.
This lively living room is full of color. Each piece of furniture sports a vibrant shade, while all colors are tied together with the bold, multi colored rug underneath the coffee table. The throw pillows add even more life to the space with the floral patterns and shades of pink. To add color to the neutral walls, designers hung bright letters and installed wallpaper to the insides of the cabinets giving the space lots of personality.
Subtle variations in color and finish go a long way in this formal ding room, where transitional dining chairs, modern art and a traditional rug are the main attractions. An ornate chandelier descends from a gold tray ceiling, while the blush walls sport a diamond pattern.
Masculine-style spaces often get the reputation for lacking sophistication, but you don’t have to sacrifice the fun stuff for a designer look. Swap out collegiate- or sports-themed posters for art that depicts these themes in a unique way. This print of boxing gloves is perfect for a sports fanatic's media room.
A classic framed sport jersey is paired with refined design pieces, creating a focal wall in this midcentury-modern man-cave living room. A metal cabinet offers display and discreet storage space, while two industrial-style light-bulb sconces hang on either side of the jersey.
A dedicated sports viewing area boasts curved, modern leather chairs that hug the body for ultra-comfortable lounging. Dark wood trim and a chandelier with shades give the space a distinct Craftsman look. Sliding glass doors let in natural light to brighten this lower level game room.
This multifunctional, colorful boy's room closet features garage-style metal cabinets for storing toys, sports equipment and clothing. A dry erase board on the closet door does double duty with convenient hooks for hanging hats and jackets.
In this contemporary living room, chic chairs resting in front of the windows sport letter and number graphics. Turquoise blue curtains hang just in front of those windows to control light and add a splash of color to the neutral space.
To create the perfect boy's space that can grow with the homeowners' young, teenage son, designers started with white walls and ash gray wood floors that would match the rest of the home's neutral, eclectic design. Then, they added pops of bold orange and blue that would make the space feel masculine, but still fun. Then, they hung bits of art on the walls that showcased his interest-sports items, beach balls, band posters-creating a unique space perfectly tailored to its owner.
KIDS BEDROOM, AFTER: This newly redesigned bedroom is a perfect oasis for a tween boy with a sports inspired theme, just enough color and its own bathroom. A custom painted locker and stylized art give the room unique character.