With a generous floor plan, space was no issue. Stephens divided the room (already visually separated by recessed paneled columns) into five distinct areas--a billiards room, an elegant (and expansive) bar, a lounge area, a wine cellar, and a cozy nook with game table. An octagonal room adjacent to the space was transformed into an "archive"--finished with gray oak cabinetry lined with gold-painted books and a collection of decanters and barware.
Embracing the room's dark side, Stephens dressed walls in a high-gloss navy strie wallpaper--a dramatic contrast to the white coffered ceiling--and punctuated them with an eclectic mix of art to "add warmth and humor to the space."
Stephens' parting words of wisdom? "Don't be afraid of making an investment in the quirkier areas of your home--basements, back hallways, walk-in closets, and pantries. Dressed up, these can become favorite spaces."
Wall covering ("Lacquer Strié"/Navy): Phillip Jeffries Ltd., 973/575-5414, phillipjeffries.com. Through Holly Hunt, 312/661-1900, hollyhunt.com.
Area rug (vintage): F. J. Hakimian, 212/371-6900, fjhakimian.com. Lucite bar table: Lorin Marsh, 212/759-8700, lorinmarsh.com.
Bar stools ("Square Guest Counter Stool"): BDDW Handmade American Furniture, 212/625-1230, bddw.com.
Photographs: Robin Rice Gallery, 212/366-6660, robinricegallery.com.
Lounge chairs (vintage)
Chair fabric (pony hide)
Cocktail table (rosewood): Bardin Palomo Antiques, 212/989-6113, bardinpalomo.com.
Wood-framed chairs: Lee Calicchio Ltd., 212/588-0841, leecalicchioltd.com.
Chair fabric: lilac mohair.
Cashmere throw blankets: Casa Del Bianco Fine Linens, 866/249-9224, casadelbianco.com.
Throw pillows: cashmere.
Round ceiling fixture (leaded glass): Carlos de la Puente Antiques, 212/751-4228, delapuenteantiques.com.
Backgammon set; poker chips: Blatt Billiards, 800/252-8855, blattbilliards.com.
Area rug (vintage): F. J. Hakimian, 212/371-6900, fjhakimian.com.
Game table (tessellated): Lobel Modern, 212/242-9075, lobelmodern.com.
Game-table chairs ("Promenade Caned Armchair"): Lorin Marsh, 212/759-8700, lorinmarsh.com.
Countertop and backsplash: butcher block.
Faucet ("Bridgeford"): Grohe, 630/582-7711, grheamerica.com. Sink: Franke KSD, 800/626-5771, frankeksd.com.
Billiard table (antique): Blatt Billiards, 800/252-8855, blattbilliards.com.
Pendant lights over billiard table (French vintage); nickel floor lamp (antique): 145 Antiques, 212/807-1149, 145antiques.com.
Upholstered bench: Niedermaier, 212/888-8680, niedermaier.com.
Throw blanket over bench: Casa Del Bianco Fine Linens, 866/249-9224, casadelbianco.com.
Bronze bar cart between columns ("Mesta Bar Cart"): Lorin Marsh, 212/759-8700, lorinmarsh.com.
Ceramic table lamps: 145 Antiques, 212/807-1149, 145antiques.com.
Fabric on ceiling ("Woven Leather"/Camel #4611): Phillip Jeffries, 973/575-5414, phillipjeffries.com.