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The 2021 Decorator's Showhouse | A Multipurpose Room Makeover

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In 2021, a multi-purpose room is critical.  

Game room. Homework space. Office. Lounge. Zoom backdrop. Frankly speaking: There’s no shortage of ways you can leverage an extra room today.  

Enter, our 2021 Decorator’s Showhouse project: A design showcase local to Indianapolis in partnership with St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild to benefit the Eskenazi Health Heroes.  

From the donations collected for our Healthcare Heroes to our Team’s design, we’re thrilled to have a chance to share the entire project with you. Please join us in taking a virtual tour by reading on.

DESIGN GOALS AND PROCESS

When we first launched this design project, we had one goal in mind: Stylish function. Ultimately, our design team wanted to turn a spare back bedroom into an at-home oasis that could serve any purpose needed. 


A place to watch a Big Game, check.   

A place to play board games with friends, check.      

A place to get some extra work in, check.      

A place to host an at-home study hall, check.     

So, our team got to work laying out a mood board that would accomplish all of the above. 


Here’s what lead designer, Matt Phillips, had to say about his original vision, “It is a great honor to participate in the St. Margaret's Hospital Guild to raise money for Eskenazi Health Center for Nursing Excellence, especially during a year where our health heroes have been called upon to help more than ever.  

With an increasing number of people working and learning from home, we created a multipurpose room that is still aesthetically pleasing. A "catch-all" room can function as a workspace, hobby room, and a place to relax while not feeling disconnected or cluttered.” 


 And, we designed it to be just that. This space is as functional as it is stylish with the help of some incredible products.

"With an increasing number of people working and learning from home, we created a multipurpose room that is still aesthetically pleasing. A "catch-all" room can function as a workspace, hobby room, and a place to relax while not feeling disconnected or cluttered.”

HOW WE MADE IT HAPPEN


Ultimately, a design is only as good as it turns out when all the pieces come together.  

Inspired by the large picture window overlooking the backyard, our team started by using a combination of blue hues, wood tones, and cream neutrals to embrace nature.

Designer Matt Phillips said, “The large picture window looking out to the backyard inspired us to incorporate natural elements like jute, bamboo, and cane wood into the design. These materials coupled with the colors in the room offer a rejuvenating and encouraging area for the homeowners. We were also not afraid to mix wood tones, adding to the natural feel of the space.” 

They picked out our customer-favorite Teddy 3-Piece Desk Wall Unit to create an inviting work space that didn’t take up the entire room. Then stacked its shelves full of complimentary accessories, baskets, and books that pulled in the natural hues and textures found outside. 

They paired two of our Leonie Boucle Accent chairs, the light wood Mesa coffee table, and the Lexington Rug in the center of the room to make the space feel livable, effortless, and comfortable.  

But, it isn’t a true Parker Gwen design without audio and television fit to match the design, is it? That’s where the Klipsch Heritage speakers, Samsung Frame TV and Andover Turntable come in. Fit for superhero movies, the Big Game, the latest Taylor Swift record and so much more - there’s nothing that this audio visual setup won’t be able to handle. Trust us.  

Ultimately, this room proves that even a spare bedroom can become a space you use every day for any function. Interested in creating your own multi-purpose room with the products here? Shop here.   

Or, reach out to our Design Team for help curating your own space. 


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