The Evolution of a Room: Game Room to Everyday Room

home decor, union jack flag print, vintage modern chairs, gold stump side tables, victorian dog portraits

When we first moved into this rental house from our tiny condo in the beginning of 2010, we were playing a lot of games with friends like Rock Band, Guitar Hero, etc. so I created our Rock and Roll Video Game Room. But over the past two years, and as I’ve gotten busier, our plastic guitars and Dance Dance Revolution pads just started to collect dust. My husband still plays his own games, but I rarely play anymore. So the room sort of morphed into a room where mostly the husband spends his time, working, reading, watching sports, and playing games. I finally decided to swap out the guitars on the walls for a bookshelf full of the husband’s comic book collection. The Union Jack Flag print is still the same but I’ve added the Andy Warhol “Pepper Pot Soup Can” art print from, four Banksy prints, and of course, LeRoy & Bebop’s custom Victorian portraits in gold frames to play off the golden tree stump side tables from the Phillips Collection {which I found at the Sherman Oaks Antique Mall}

I’ve recently swapped out my mongolian hair pillows for a larger, white faux fur style due to the mangled and knotted mongolian hair that combing could no longer fix.

vintage modern chairs, union jack flag print

white orchids, decor details

warhol soup can

our family room, game room, den

banksy wall art

black bound books, pug book ends

I chose only black bound books and used the black pug book ends to create a long dog illusion which makes me smile every time I look at it. {this is at the end of the room above the sliding glass doors, out to the backyard}

brick wall, video gaming area

large flat screen tv and plants

This house really leant itself to some fun, eclectic, and quirky decor, which I really love and will miss when we move. The 3 brick walls in this room add such great color and texture that you don’t find often in homes here.

game room, reading room, family room

See it in action here. Husband’s NFL fantasy draft…

nfl fantasy draft day

What it used to look like…

video game room, rock band room

And when we first moved in…

golden stumps side tables, gold leaf log table

Our new house is more classic in style and design but I still hope I can recreate a similar space in it. We are moving in less than a week and so looking forward to being there and done with the actual “move” part of it. Oh so much ahead of us this week.


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Felicia

    November 29, 2012 |

    I also have the Banksy balloon girl hanging but it’s in my bathroom! I can’t wait to see what you do with your new house!

  • Jenny

    November 29, 2012 |

    You have such great style! I found a great giveaway for a free Stella McCartney tote bag at

  • Jennifer

    November 29, 2012 |

    It’s a great room!

    xo Jennifer

  • Maria @ GLD

    November 30, 2012 |

    Wow! You are moving in less than a week! So exciting! I am moving in less than a month and I can’t wait to get this over with! Moving can be so stressful! Can’t just snap our fingers and get it done? 😉
    I am looking forward to decorating, though. and, obviously, I am more than excited to see what you come up with for the new house 😀

  • Krista Luna

    November 30, 2012 |

    The room looks awesome! I think it looks 100x better now! Cozier 🙂 I love the tv stand.

    Styled By The Moon

  • Anonymous

    November 30, 2012 |

    What kind of white color do you used to paint your walls? I really like it and i love your decor style

  • Anonymous

    November 30, 2012 |

    I need to setup internet in two rooms for two desktops but I don’t want to use a wireless adapter, the reason is that when I play most of my favorite games, I lose connection because I’ve been losing key packets (in Punkbuster) Or another reason.

    informative post

  • Mawiyah

    November 30, 2012 |

    Very cool 🙂

  • Precious Deedee

    November 30, 2012 |

    I like this room…it look so relaxing :*

  • marble floor insert

    December 12, 2012 |

    Nice redo of the room. love each picture. xo
    ~ Herman Swan

  • CD Manufacturing

    December 28, 2012 |

    indeed a transformation. What was your budget and how did you manage it on your own?

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    January 21, 2013 |

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    January 24, 2013 |

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