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8.09.2012

Basement Reveal

Hello!

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?

Below you can see why I opted to keep the panels surrounding the big screen in their natural state.  See the woodwork?  Keeping them as-is, keeps it all consistent.
Exhibit B for my case in keeping the panels neutral.  That's how the bar area is as well.
Me likey.

So, here is a before and after shot, so you can really see all of the changes that have taken place in this room.

Linking up to:
Thrifty Decor Chick

36 comments:

  1. Your basement is STUNNING!!!! Love it and love the horse picture. Your blue walls are just perfect as is everything else!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a great space I love your colour choices & mix of patterns with your cushions...AWESOME!!!

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  3. Looks so great Jenny! Amazing job. I love the color on the walls and it's amazing how bright it still feels in there. Great job!

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  4. Wow!! Your basement looks amazing! I don't think I'd ever use the rest of the house. The color is gorgeous.

    My 3 year old is sitting next to me. He just said, "Wow. Is that a hotel?"

    So, there you go... out of the mouth of babes. Enjoy the space! What a great place to watch the Olympics :)

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  5. Wow! What a space - & not too girly! :)

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  6. Jenny, I love how it all came together!! Your "girly" horse picture is the perfect culmination of all your colors and I love that deep smoky blue on the walls. Gorgeous and perfect for a media room. And the pop of green!! LOVE it!

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  7. Oh my word, this is a fabulous space. I love it and your colors are super. That horse picture is wonderful too. Hugs, marty

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  8. Jenny, great job pulling it all together! A perfect space for your family, entertaining, oh and I'm sure your 13 yo and his friends will love it, (despite the girly horse photo)! What would we do without TJ pillows? :)

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  9. I love the way it all turned out! The new color is perfect and the horse picture is a great accessory!
    -Shelley

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  10. it looks awesome! i love the color- it's gorgeous!

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  11. What a great (and big!) basement space! The colours are lovely and I like your horse picture. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Where is your couch from? I love this space!

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    1. Thank you! The couch is from Arhaus, replacement slipcover from Ballard Outlet.

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  13. Oh my goodness this is gorgeous Jenny!!!! love the colors and the sofa and well, everything! I just gave it a shout out on FB.
    XO
    Kristin

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  14. Wow, what a great re-do! I LOVE that wall color and your molding on the walls is awesome. What a great room!

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  15. I totally like your "girly" horse art! Great wall color as well. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Tuesday Talent. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-10.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  16. Your media area looks wonderful! So bright and inviting. You'd never know it's a basement. Great job!

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  17. Jenny, this is really gorgeous. Doesn't look anything like a basement. Thanks for sharing at wow and it will be featured tomorrow night.

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  18. This is a gorgeous apartment Jenny..it hardly looks like a BASEMENT!!! You did a fabulous job my friend. Hugs,
    FABBY

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  19. Wow, what a beautiful space! You would never know it's a basement! Big applause!!! Hopped over from Wow Us Wednesday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Blessings ~ Judy @ www.vintagestreetdesigns.com

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  20. What a great room. I love that color!

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  21. Wow! I love it. It is so pretty and light.

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  22. what a fun spot for your family! You did a great job. i love the pillows and that second ottoman. Awesome colors.
    Stacia@http://feathersandsunshine.blogspot.com

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  23. I love your wall color! I have the same blue/green floral fabric in my living room - my ottoman is actually covered in it & I love it because it doesn't really show any spills or stains. (You can see it here: http://ournextgreatadventure.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/picture-perfect/)
    Sarah

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  24. Your room looks so wonderful!! I love the furniture! And I think the horse artwork looks fabulous!! :)

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  25. I want to come to a party at your house!! Love it.

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  26. Just lovely, where are your throw pillows from?

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    1. I found the throw pillows at TJ Maxx. A great score.. :-)

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  27. Hi,
    Coming over from Centsational Girl. Your media room is gorgeous! I love what you've done with it and the blue walls are so perfect for the space.

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  28. You did a amazing job,love the horse pic!

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  29. just perfect. well done! do you mind telling me where did you get that lovely "girly" horse picture. I am looking for someting like that.

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  30. WOW! This looks amazing! I still haven't finished our media room redo--re inspired to start again. Thanks!

    Lura
    x

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  31. Love everything especially your ceiling lighting!

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  32. Your basement is gorgeous! Lucky you that you've got so much space to work with too. I like the colours you chose as well, looks great! I have this linked to my basements post too today, I'm rounding up beautiful basement reveals!

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