I have been giving you sneak peeks and snippets about what I’m doing with my basement media space, and while I still have more I want to do, I figured a reveal was in order. After all, no space is really ever “done” is it? Well, not in my house anyway…
You all provided some great input on how to manage some of my design dilemmas, and overall, I’m really happy with the way it looks. I wanted to go with a deep color on the walls, since this is a big gaming/movie watching space, and the dark walls definitely work in that sense.
So, let’s get started! Here is a shot of the space as it stands now. The wall color is Aegean Teal by Benjamin Moore.
Here you can see my addition of my equestrian art (aka – horse picture). It really works beautifully down here! Even though my 13 year-old son called it “girly”. Whatever. And the throw pillows really punch up the space nicely, and my new lamp found a home down here as well. All great finds from TJ Maxx.
The only thing I want to change (right now) is the ottoman. It has seen better days. It was a find from the Ballard Outlet – covered in burlap. But alas, the burlap tears easily, and I ended up ripping the fabric off the top since it was looking so pathetic. I would love to slipcover it to look something like this:
Seriously, could this ottoman be any more perfect for my basement? I. love. it. I’m hoping I can convince my uber-talented mother to sew something like this for me in slipcover fashion. Or maybe take it to get it reupholstered.
Or something like this – such a fun and happy looking pattern.
The side table next to my sofa is actually a wine rack. Works really well in the narrow space I have to work with here. (And yes, that’s Ryan Lochte on the tv – Olympic recaps happening as I’m snapping photos).
Again with my girly horse picture. Can’t resist showcasing how well it works down here.
That’s my mom cave back there on the right. I’m thinking that my pink spray painted iron work would look really cool above the chair in a different color. White? Green?
So, here is a before and after shot, so you can really see all of the changes that have taken place in this room.