Bringing folks collectively is usually a problem, even for one of the best of hosts. That is likely to be why recreation rooms—whether or not for playing cards, billiards, or different diversions—have stood the take a look at of time, even within the period of ever-distracting smartphones. Whether or not it’s so simple as an alcove with a card desk and chairs or as elaborate as an at-home bowling alley, these inviting areas make it straightforward to bridge gaps between friends. 

Considering of designing your personal? Look no additional. Under we’ve chosen 23 of our favourite recreation rooms from the AD archive. Sport on!

Photograph: Pascal Hinous, AD, September 1977

Antiques abound

This recreation room means enterprise, with two card tables illuminated by overhead lamps. (The tabletop porcelain swans are our favourite particulars, although.) It’s solely becoming for Madeleine Castaing, the legendary French decorator whose dwelling was photographed for AD in 1977. Her distinctive eye for antiques is what set her aside as a decorator—and people distinctive finds additionally make this recreation room stand out from the remaining.

Photograph: Tim Road-Porter, AD, August 2011

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