February 21, 2016


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Billiards and Pool Tables are showing up everywhere, again!
They conjure ideas of smokey pool halls with bikers in leather vests
Poncey robber-barons in velvet slippers preening about in mahogany paneled rooms…

I believe people are enjoying sports and activities more these days where they can actually talk to each other:
Golf, billiards or even power-walking which allows friends to talk whilst playing and doing something mildly competitive.

The pool tables for the average home, and the rooms they inhabit have evolved; no longer a wood-grain laminate and emerald-green felt hideosity kept in the basement… 

(Source: Michael Smith)
They can be fabricated from exotic woods with custom-colored felts and kept right in the living room, or made of weatherproof, color-coordinated materials and used poolside, on a rooftop or even on the beach!

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(W-Hotel NYC)
Yes, there are many types of outdoor pool tables for poolside, penthouse terraces or lakeside pergolas


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(Source: Ralph Lauren)
The quintessential billiards room.
A tad overstated unless you're a an ivy-league wanna-be.

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(Source: David Copperfield)
The memorabilia artfully arranged around this room adds an important personal touch
(which is absent from so many rooms today)

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(Source: Herlong Architects)
This room gives me wood!
Boating and billiards, two hobbies incorporated
together make for a great decor.

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(Source: Penny Drue Baird)
Create a man cave in a barn conversion, make it masculine and cozy.

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(Source: Jennifer Garrigues Interiors)
Benevolent billionaire, John Kluge played pool in this cool aerie in his Palm Beach home. The room alone inspires you to relax and enjoy the game. 

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(Source: Will & Jade Pinkett Smith)
A smart, asymmetrical Moroccan themed room has a simplistic, clean-lined feel with an extra cool vibe.

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(Source: Waldo Fernandez)
Modern, updated clubby - How hot is that?

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(Source: North Group)
Got an attic space that's not being used?

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(Source: Carrier & Company)
Trick out your basement as a kick-ass billiards/entertainment room.
Include a seating area for the ones not playing, this make the game fun for everyone.


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You thought all billiards rooms had to look like Ralph Lauren threw up all over them, din'cha? 
There is traditional style besides Ralph....

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(Source: Lenny Kravitz)
Lenny Kravis brings cool to pool!

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(Source: Mauricio Arruda Arquitetos)
Pool rooms don't need to be expensive, a room with a cheap table and mix-match furniture can provide just as much fun. 

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(Source: Steven Volpe)
Why not have a kick-ass living room with a pool table in it?

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(Source: ODA Architecture)
A specially crafted billiard table is a major art-piece in the room, any other table in this beautifully designed space would be an epic fail.

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(Source: Jamie Drake)
Which would you use more, a dining room or a billiards room?
This hot blue room is so on it!
Table felts can come in any color.

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(Source: Thomas Griem/TG Studio)
Make a statement, how about a magenta felt?


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An attic room is brightened up with some Americana. The seating provides a TV area for those not playing pool.

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Got an extra garage bay? 
Cheap and chic's the way to go

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(Source: Forge River Guest House)
Close in your old garage and make it a recreation room with a pool table. Keep it funky and casual.

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(Source: Shelton Mindel, Assoc.)
Weekend homes should be fun and causal, like this one. 
A pool table in the end of this living room makes a great entertainment area, or a large buffet when entertaining.

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(Source: Grange View) 
For the kid-at-heart indulge yourself with a full-on game room; billiards, fusbol, pinball, poker table, and whatever else you enjoy.
Just do it!

You Can Do It, I Can Help!

February 12, 2016



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Needin' some fireworks up in your crib?
Then get a RED SOFA!

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In 1937 Salvador Dali was commissioned to create this red satin settee in the likeness of the risque sexual temptress Mae West's lips... 

And thus began the fascination with sexy red sofas....
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(Hotel de Crillon, Paris)
Anyone ever guess why the furniture at the Crillon is upholstered in red???
Sex Sells!


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(Source: Decorpad)
This red sofa is so hot looking in this off-white room; it balances the vivid art pieces and white walls, making the space drop-dead sexy!

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These red velvet moderne pieces with the nail-head trim on the arms creates crisper lines whilst making them more architectural.
Those sofa's would definitely get you percolating!

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(Source: David Turn)
Glam-o-licious baby!!
I can just see a sexy game of cat-and-mouse on that roundabout!

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(Source: John Roch)
The feminine curvaceous lines of the Chippendale-style sofa upholstered in red breaks the severity of the Bauhaus modern pieces in black, some Yin/Yang tension perhaps....

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(Source: Elizabeth Mayhew)
Forget the pumps, that's a Come-F$#k-Me-Sofa if I ever saw one!

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(Source:  Johannesburg-Mulen)
This all white modern home has an open floor plan, the only color in the entire house is the bright red sofa which can be seen from numerous vantage points throughout the house,
drawing you in closer like a Venus Fly Trap...

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(Source: Thomas Britt)
This new "English style" interior is sooo DEAD SEXY !  

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(Source: Miles Redd)
All these furnishings are recycled from the 80's. 
Their new life is about color and attitude not provenance! 
And, the wife will never find the secretary's lipstick on anything...

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(Source: Helene Rochas)
This small settee upholstered in red gives this elegant drawing room a pop of sexy-bitch-glam....
A little sherry, darling? 

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(Source: Crab Creek)
You just know that red sex-tional is used for more than just relaxing by the fire in this small living room...

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(Source: Mario Grauso)
Careful when you sit on this traditional sofa covered in red cotton you just might signal a burning desire....

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(Source: Miles Redd)
Nothin' like a velvet sofa on a naked tooshie...

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(Source: Pinterest)
This crisp, clean-lined preppy ensemble is amazingly bright, it just screams  HAPPY....
(just before Buffy pulls out her cat-O-nine-tails)

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(Source: Freshome)
With a view like that you don't want too many distractions from the decorations ... but you do want something to make your motor run: Add one red sofa and you're going from 0 to 60 in seven seconds....

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(Source: Miles Redd)
Redd uses a lot of red, and he does it so well too...
Cougars love to dig their claws into velvet....

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(Source: Kerry Joyce)
How many media rooms have we seen in black, brown or gray??? This red room is sensuous and sexy
You'd be happy when the kids were away in this room....

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(Source: D-Home Interior Design)
These urban loft dwellers wanted modern, yet cozy.
The Chesterfield sofas were the perfect solution; their masculine testosterone-fueled frame balances the estrogenic lipstick red leather...

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(Source: William Georgis)
With that cozy fire, zebra chairs and red sofa you know there's gonna be a happy ending...

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Been complaining your man pays more attention to his car than you?
Then jump in the back seat baby...

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(Source: Valerian Rybar)
WTF, Really???
If the devil were gay, this is what his office would look like...

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(Source: Christian Astuguevielle)
In this Paris apartment where almost everything's neutral the red velvet upholstery is the French Tickler  in the space 

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Red Sofa's aren't just for old dowagers anymore.....

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You can do it, I'm here to help!


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