Sunday, August 24, 2014

Client Project Reveal - Midlake Basement Project - Colorful & Family Friendly Design

Hello, Lovely Readers! Today I'm back with another local client project reveal. I have had the opportunity to design a few rooms in this home. You can see my previous work in this home here and here. This time, my clients asked me to help them with the design of their basement. They wanted to transform their basement into a multifunctional space. Here is a breakdown of the wishes they had for their basement.
1. It needed to be multifunctional. An area where not only their kids and their friends could hang out and play, but also a space that the family could get together to watch movies and entertain other family members and friends.
2. It needed to be comfortable and colorful. This family loves color and they wanted a bright cheerful space. No neutral color pallet for them!  
3. The furnishings needed to be extremely kid friendly. The children in this family range in age from tween to toddler. Everything in the room needed to be able to withstand the abuse it is sure to receive at the hands of the kids and their friends.

I could handle that! I got to work and came up with a plan. Here is what the space looked like before...


I started by giving the entire basement a fresh coat of paint. The newly made over fireplace and built-ins are now the focal point in the space. V-groove paneling was added to the wall with the new theater screen, and painted white to add interest to the large wall and help lighten the room.

I had the backs of the new built in bookcases wallpapered with Schumacher's Imperial Trellis wallpaper. I adore this pattern. It is a classic in my book.

These leather storage ottomans are super kid friendly and functional. The top of each ottoman is quartered and flips over into a tray. Perfect for entertaining multiple guests.
Lots of throw pillows add pattern, texture and color to the large, durable sectional.


We also added a wet bar area to the basement. It's perfect for popping popcorn and storing cold drinks!

Another look at this newly finished space.

My clients are thrilled with the way the basement came together. I think all of their requests were successfully fulfilled. They told me that they have already spent numerous hours in their new space and are enjoying every minute. It has been a joy to work with these wonderful clients. I am so thankful to them for the trust and faith they put in me to design the spaces in their home. I really do love my job!