The day has finally come!! The finished product of a pretty cool space overhaul that happens to be a basement turned master bedroom en-suite with not one, but TWO feature walls and a whole lot of character. From October 2019 until the final styling, this basement had good bones, as they say, and felt like a main space, not merely just a basement that needed finishing. The walls were in, the flooring was there, the concept planned on placement of items. The key pieces needed to be purchased, the decor and layering of the details to make it a comfortable space, not just a basement bedroom was where my work began!
Let's start with paint! The paint was the first step in this transformation, so I used my main man, Rick, to turn just so (but new) trim and doors into a Caviar semi-gloss dream that turned the doors into statements of their own. Here is the space as I walked down the stairs in October. The fireplace got a horizontal shiplap detail added to the face with the gas fireplace insert resided, giving that whole wall a cool texture and visual interest that wasn't there before. The separation is what makes this basement space really pretty cool, if you ask me. There was a lot more natural light than most basements on the fireplace side, so I wanted to add those two sconces to flank the tall headboard to make the other bedroom side of the basement feel just as well-lit and bright as the opposite side. And, bonus for me, there was electricity already in place!
| before |
There was a need for some visual appeal and a WOW-factor in the finished space on both sides of this basement. So, what was it gonna be? There was a lot of areas that I could add some pizazz and personality of my client so that was the ultimate goal, moreso than making it super modern or photograph-worthy. The ultimate goal is to have my client's story, history and items of interest and personal pride showcased throughout their new space.
The coolest part of the bedroom side, is the wood focal wall that my CLIENT created for me! Yes, you read that right! He made it for me and timed himself, doing it under 4 1/2 hours one weekend! This is the single piece that gave these two areas life, in my opinion.
I love that wall so much, and the color I decided to paint that in order to keep it light on that side but still rich in color was Benjamin Moore Silver Dollar (b). The doors and trim are all Caviar by Sherwin Williams. (c) The dividing wall and header are painted in Web Gray by Sherwin Williams, (a), to highlight it's presence and give some depth to the architectural detail of that wall with it's matching cutouts and low header.
(a) (b) (c)
| paint progress |
Furniture, decor and those personal touches is the best part of my job. The charm, character and individuality that is created around my client. There is nothing to plan, it is merely an evolution of artifacts, photographs, and trinkets of a lifetime (or in this case, 3 lifetimes) that come together in such an organic way.
| Decor Items Found for the Basement Remodel Project |
| 3D Rendering of Design Concept |