February 21, 2016

BILLIARD ROOMS

BILLIARDS TABLES AT HOME
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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
or 
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… 

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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

TRADITIONAL

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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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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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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.


CONTEMPORARY

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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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O.H.H.E.L.L.Y.E.S
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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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?

CASUAL

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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!


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