Marker Girl Makeover – Just Add Color Game Room

Game Room

 This colorful Game Room makeover was for a family with older teens. The traditional leather sectional was purchased by the client, she wanted to really add life to the room.

before Gameroom

Here’s how I did it… I started by not using any more dark brown elements to the room instead chose the palette of charcoal, black, white, blue and green.

color pallette gameroom


We went with a lighter wood table and chairs adding the charcoal with the chair fabric.

Game Room2

The drapes were also in the charcoal color and  with a touch of green in the cornice. The walls were painted Sherwin Williams 6423 Ryegrass, pillows and artwork were added to really punch up the color in the room.

Game Room4

The TV wall needed a large custom piece built to house the TV and video game equipment. We added personal touches with family photos and highlighted it with accessories that tied in the textures and colors in the room.

Game Room5

The back desk area was customized to give a finished look and tied in with the TV cabinet.

game room desk area


Game Room Desk Built-In

 We added a console to the back wall with black and white photos of the family again giving that personal touch to the room.

Marker Girl Home


I really like the way this turned out.  Taking a traditional piece and really giving it a uplift with a colorful modern theme.

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Happy Everything!



  1. Traci Zeller on June 3, 2014 at 7:45 am

    This is a fantastic makeover, Karen! Great job!! Your clients must have ecstatic.

  2. Karen Davis on June 3, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Thanks Traci it was great job with a great client!

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  5. Ricci on November 28, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Hi Karen,
    Great creations! what was the wall paint used for the bedroom with the peach- colored walls?

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