we painted the old drop ceiling flat black to make it pop , added a stacked slate accent wall with an LED fire place as a centerpiece . the pool table was salvaged from an old house being torn down and was refinished for a fraction of what a new one would cost .
the black ceiling was continued into the media room of the basement . the original 24" x 48" standard florescent lights were replaced by dimmable recessed lights allowing the mood to be set for movie night .
the paint scheme throughout the space was a two sheen concept where the color of the walls and trim were identical . the trim however was done in high gloss and the walls and ceiling were flat . this allowed the baseboard, chair rail and casing to be rendered as light and shadow instead of color .