We’re quite a few steps (read: all of the steps) away from being able to do finish work on our basement, but it hasn’t stopped me from dreaming about the design plan!
In case you’re new around here: we’re doing a full gut and remodel of our basement, including adding two bedrooms, a bathroom, a laundry room, living room, and more! We’re done with demo and now we’re planning the next steps which will include structural repairs, egress window installation, and waterproofing.
My goal is to keep it as bright as possible with a hint of “moodiness.” I’d love to have minimal decor and focus on the overall design of the space, from built-ins to lighting to wainscoting on the walls. Whether it’s board and batten or a picture frame moulding, wainscoting adds depth and interest to the walls without feeling too cluttered with decor. I am imagining warm white walls with olive/army green accents somehow- TBD!
We’re going to install a gas fireplace, and I’m envisioning a tile surround with built-in bookshelves on either side. I’d love to incorporate white oak, whether it’s the entire built-in or just the shelving. We will have a small dry bar area that will match the fireplace built-ins and include a small beverage fridge, more shelving and built-in storage, and some wall sconces.
I’m planning on keeping things fairly neutral with a few pops of color- greens and blues mixed with white, black, brass, and gray. The design below is a jumping off point for where I’d like to take this space- I’m sure these won’t be our final sources, but this is what’s inspiring me for now! I cannot wait to bring this part of our home to life for the first time in years (or maybe, ever)!
Sherwin Williams Paint colors: Isle of Pines, Black Magic, Greenfield, Pure White, Repose Gray
Double arm sconce light, Eclectic Goods
Door handle, Kwikset
Landscape watercolor, Dan Hobday
Abstract pair printables, Dan Hobday
Leather pull, Futeral
Rug, Turquality Rugs, Etsy (vintage- one of a kind)
Sconce light, Wayfair
Wood bowl, Hofcraft, Etsyb
Herringbone tile , The Tile Shop
Coffee table , West Elm
Modern planter, West Elm
Side table, Target
Fireplace, The Home Depot
Log insert, The Home Depot
Green candle, CB2
Skinny stripe pillow, Main Thread Textiles
Green pillow, Linen and Cloth
Kilim pillow, Main Thread Textiles
White chair, CB2
Hi! Could you link the rug? Great design!
I just linked it in the post- it’s vintage and one of a kind, so I didn’t think it was still available! Here’s the link as well.
I love following what you’re doing in the basement. We are also in an early 50s ranch and are planning to do a huge overhaul of the basement. We’re playing around with the layout. Have you created a floor plan that you could share? Love following your designs!
Hi Susan! Thanks for your comment! I am so glad you’re loving it. That’s exciting for you guys!! We’re actually working on the layout this week, and I will be sure to share the before and after of the floor plan when it’s complete! 🙂
Thanks for sharing your remodeled home design, nice job.
Thank you, glad you enjoy seeing it!
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