Designer Alan Tanksley created a study that accommodates a variety of functions for the 2004 Hampton's Designer Showhouse.
Create an Easy Flow
An eclectic mix of seating is the focus of the room, creating a casual conversation area. The game table chairs are easily moved to join the area when there are more guests. Tanksley suggests, "Instead of creating static furniture arrangements, combine transportable pieces with a few stationary ones to anchor the space for a room that easily adapts to varied needs."
A woven area rug mimics the texture of the neutral wallpaper, creating a warm, cozy environment. In a space with beautiful architectural elements, like the wainscoting and coffered ceiling of this room, Tanksley balances the detail by keeping wall colors and furnishings subdued and simple.