Happy Hump day design lovers,
Are we all still crashing off the sugar high that is Halloween? We have almost completed our home tour of Project Thornbury and im getting a little sad. I’m going to miss this place and the folks that frequent it. I have two more rooms to reveal and then she’s finito. Today I give you the basement rec room.
There are some rooms you design to be current, or trendy, or fresh and new. Then there are Some that are designed to tell a story. This room is a collection of furniture and items that have been in the family for decades. I think all the members get nostalgic when entering this room. The maroon leather chairs from Dads old billiards room. The family portraits with 80s hair dos (which by the way don’t ever throw out, who cares if they are a little dated display those bad boys). A rug that has seen at least two generations of babies grow up. All items collected over time. We added in some new drapery/pillows/Romans, some new lighting, and a few new accessories and voila.
Here’s what we came up with:
Every home I come into all the furniture is pushed against the walls no matter what the shape or size. Don’t be afraid to float that furniture people. First thing I did here was move the sectional off that back wall and float it way up in the room. I added two sofa tables behind it and grabbed some spill friendly leather chairs so that people can be watching a game and doing a puzzle at the same time. It creates a much more intimate seating area and diminishes that bowling alley feel in long narrow spaces.
These wing chairs have sentimental value to the family but also are ridiculously comfortable. I dressed them up with a throw and pillow and placed them in front of the fire place. A vintage dresser serves as a tv stand with character. Natural linen oatmeal drapes and roman blinds provide privacy but texture and warmth as well.
See that wagon wheel? A phenomenal wine cellar sits behind there and it is pretty spectacular. I’ve sampled a taste or two just to be sure they weren’t off. Thumbs up 👍🏻
A rustic reclaimed wood blanket ladder gives this room that cottage cozy feel. This room reminds me of chicken noodle soup. The kind that’s homemade by mom that you come home to after a day on the slopes or after a big break up. Pure comfort.
Happy decorating all