When we remodel or update our houses, most attention goes to creating the ultimate chef-worthy kitchen or showstopping living room. A well-designed relaxation room is often an afterthought.
So, how do you turn that old study, boring garage, or other under-used corner of the house into a haven of respite? With an exceptional design that reflects your creativity and innermost ideas of relaxation. Pictured here, a Washington Park garage is transformed into an elegant yet masculine living space as part of an ultimate bachelor pad. Curated by Kim Layne Interiors, the homey space considers everything that is important to the client.
Flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows accessing a shielded backyard on one end and opening to the foyer and kitchen on the other, the space is dressed in a smoldering teal. With pops of high-octane color throughout, this exciting room is decked out with designer touches. The tawny-stained concrete floor provides a warm frame for the plush deep-sea-blue rug, complementing the smoky blue walls housing a fireplace, mounted flatscreen television, and the owner’s vintage record player and vinyl collection.
Mythology of the Oceans and Heavens, a whimsical Vladimir Kush painting steeped in symbolism and the promise of freedom, serves as the room’s focal point. A snowy white Kravet-upholstered couch topped with copper-hued pillows and a set of gunmetal gray velvet and steel Bernhardt Britt chairs frame a shimmering carbon Timothy Oulton Glacier coffee table crafted from reclaimed charred timber preserved in an acrylic finish. Built-in shelves provide ample display for sentimental touches. A Timothy Oulton infinity mirror hangs above a trio of the designer’s alabaster cube side tables on an azure blue accent wall that leads into the main house. A centerpiece of the design is the owner’s prized 1948 Indian motorcycle, impeccably restored and staged as the ultimate art installation that hints at the room’s past life as a mere parking spot.