Media Room Pictures From Blog Cabin 2012

The home's former attic space is converted to a recreation area, where movies, games and lively conversation go hand in hand.

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

With space for card games, movie night and quiet conversation, Blog Cabin's attic space becomes the focal point of happy family gatherings.

A casual leather sofa cozies up to an old machinery shop table-turned-coffee table, which is set on casters.

Refreshments are set out in preparation for an evening of movies and board games.

In keeping with the elegant barn theme, a vintage milk jug becomes the base for a punched-tin table lamp.

A 7-foot mobile media center, built by the Mega Dens team, incorporates reclaimed barn wood and pallet scraps. A 65-inch flat-screen TV and sound system bring state-of-the-art technology to rustic interiors; built-in storage drawers house electronics equipment.

Old wooden stadium seats offer a spot to kick back, relax and watch the game. The room's conversation piece, the chairs once served as seating in an upstate New York church.

Filled with blooming roses, a vintage oil can turns flower vase. The decorative accessory rests atop an antique magazine rack table that complements the finish of hardwood floors.

A console table fashioned from reclaimed barn wood and machinery legs serves as a catchall for vintage accessories and classic books.

A century-old, 16-foot ladder, pulled from beneath Blog Cabin's barn, becomes an intriguing wall adornment. Vintage clock cases, displayed between rungs, lend visual interest and double as shadow boxes.

Custom-crafted by Anitra Mecadon and the Mega Dens crew, a built-in 80" W x 2'4" D sleeping nook offers the perfect spot to curl up with a good book.

Furniture-grade plywood forms the frame of the sleeping nook, while surplus flooring, flipped over and painted, creates a clapboard-like cladding.

Two-foot-deep storage drawers are set on wheels to tuck easily in and out. Metal fronts are fashioned from steel roof panels aged with acid spray.

Flanking the sleeping nook, closets and shelving units provide space to stow extra blankets, electronics equipment and rustic-chic storage receptacles.

A plush thread-tufted cushion, custom upholstered for the space, is topped with a collection of cozy throw pillows in soft flannel and cotton fabrics.

A wooden shutter allows light to stream into the sleeping and reading nook; a billiard hall-style pendant light provides light for late-night reading.

Dense-pack cellulose insulation, sprayed between rafters in the attic space, improves energy efficiency and keeps the vaulted space toasty warm even on the coldest winter days.

Ceiling fans help circulate air and contribute to the space's rustic barn design theme. Online voters chose the fixtures' rusted finish.