Room Envy: A groovy game room designed for energetic breaks

Real-estate company MountainSeed hired interior designer Kristen Fountain Wilson to transform its game room

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Room envy game room

Photograph by Christina Wedge

A ping-pong match provides an energetic break in the day, so Atlanta-based real-estate company MountainSeed hired interior designer Kristen Fountain Wilson of KFD Designs to transform its game room into a winning destination. (You could do this at home, too.)

Looking up
A deep blue ceiling (Sherwin-Williams “Great Falls”) adds another layer of visual interest to the room.

Table art
Kristen bought a ping-pong tabletop online, then had it painted into a piece of art by decorative painter Byron Blake. “We wanted something bold and graphic, with ’70s inspired colors,” she says, adding that a latex-poly sealer makes sure balls still bounce just right. Metal legs bought on Etsy were then attached as another glam touch.

It takes two
It took a little convincing to budget for two chandeliers rather than one, but Kristen likes the bigger statement with a duo. “Plus,” she says, “the glass globes remind me of ping-pong balls.”

Spectator sport
Wooden built-ins are designed as “stadium seating” for watching a match or just lounging. “The stained wood also brings warmth,” says the designer.

This article appears in our October 2020 issue.

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