Photography by the talented Rebecca McAlpin
The process of turning something raw and unusable into a functional, livable, beautiful space is hands down the best part of what we get to do here and this project is a great example of just that.
Our Mainline clients came to us with an unfinished basement space and 2000 square feet of bare canvas just ready to be broken up into rooms that fit the needs of their family. Helping to define those areas as well as create a cohesive design for them felt very daunting for our clients, so they called us in to help them in the early planning stages through the finishing details.
After getting to know the family lifestyle, we helped them analyze their focal points and introduced a great layout for their needs. Today we’re revealing the bar area, bathroom, and playroom.
As part of the layout an area was sectioned off to include a guest room. We identified the need for a bathroom that would serve both guests staying down in the space, as well as visitors using the larger public area of the lower level. We made sure there was enough room and easy access shower for older parents. The recessed storage is used for soap, shampoo bottles, etc. This provides the perfect place to keep your essentials, adds valuable space to the shower area, and can be a creative focal point in your bathroom design (we used a contrasting tile in the cubby for interest). We wanted to create a simple style that included some unique layers. Timeless tile and finish selections paired with a fun mirror give the space personality. We designed a sliding door crafted of stained oak that faces into the public spaces for added architectural interest.
The vanity with extra storage ties in with the rustic and modern flow of this bathroom, with soft decor accents and a fun mirror to go with it.
What’s an entertaining space without a bar/kitchenette? Whether it’s watching the game with beers and cocktails for the adults or a birthday party for the kiddos, this space was built for function and beauty. This nook includes simple, modern elements while keeping the vibe warm. The base cabinetry allows for plenty of storage and we even included shallow depth cabinets under the bar for storing extra party supplies. The statement piece comes from the center of the bar, a Samsung Frame TV for sports watching that looks like a chic piece of art when the game isn’t playing. The sconces and pendant lighting add a layer of sophistication (especially for the evening events), while the chairs welcome you to take a seat and have a drink.
And last but not least is this whimsical playroom for three sweet little girls. Creating a space that’s comfortable and cozy with the right storage for your child is one of the most important factors when decorating a kid’s room. We added tons of elements in their favorite color - pink!
This fun palette includes hints of soft pastels, with rich purple bead board for contrast. The soft colors and white base wall adds a sense calm. The corner nooks allow for a spot each girl can grow with for years.
This was a fun project to take on and we were able to transform an unfinished space into a functional, beautiful space that met the needs of the family. When we were first introduced to this empty space, we knew we had to get creative and find the right balance of elements to keep it durable and functional while adding in some special details that customized the space for the way this family lives.
We hope you enjoyed this reveal. Let us know your thoughts on how things turned out and if you have a project we can help you with please email us to schedule an initial phone call so we can learn more about how we can help you create a beautiful, functional home.
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Nicole & Krishna