Small Space, Big Ideas
We started this project with a lot of different directions we could take for the space. Our client wasn’t completely sure what they wanted the space to become, and we put together a great plan to make the most of the cozy space. A common room in the basement always gravitates towards a comfortable, casual space for the family to get together.
From there, we wanted to create a multi-purpose room where families and friends could be comfortable gathering, playing games and reading. With the limited space provided we had to be creative on how we functioned the room in order to maximize seating, view TV, play games, or just hang out.
While this project didn't have a significantly restricting budget, we made sure to discuss our budget first, and always stay within our limits! We offer fun incentives while designing for our clients at Four Chairs which help keep selections fun and worry free.
Our team had a very comfortable timeline for this project. We had plenty of time to order in what we wanted for this project, as we helped with everything from plan development to the finishing touches and literally everything in between!
We started with being in love with the hounds-tooth pattern on the fabric for the sofa and designed the room around that. We added the soft velvet chair and the leather game chairs next...and fell in love with the white acrylic game table.
When designing a room we always say “you have to start with something!” Here we started with the houndstooth navy and white fabric for the sofa. We loved it.. We knew the “feel” we wanted this room to have so we built around this fabric until we achieved what we call “Client vision”.
From here we wanted a comfortable chaise lounger to complement the sofa. We selected the navy velvet we used for the large chaise chair-and-a-half. What a great piece, it is so comfy and there is room for 2!! A fun chair to have for snuggling, reading and gathering.
We complemented the navy of the chaise with the reclaimed wood of the coffee table, bookcase and chevron patterned console under the TV.
I LOVE THE WALLPAPER! How fun to wallpaper an entire room in the basement. This room was made light and bright by the white based wallpaper, which adds to the ambiance, the design, and really completes the look and feel we were going for!
It’s the small details that help to really bring a room together and finish a design. Adding to this room was fun and easy. We selected natural elements to bring in warmth and patterned elements to communicate the fun and relaxed atmosphere. From baskets to sticks and of course finished it with a volcano candle...we can't get enough!
My favorite accessory item is the basket deer head above the chaise lounge. It’s just a perfect piece to top off this look!
Basements are often a challenging space to design, especially when you’re limited on space. If you are wanting a simple pallet that will lighten and brighten your home, that will allow for gathering, conversation, relaxing and entertainment, this is the room for you! This room ties all of the tried and tested design elements into an easy to live in space. From mixed metals to reclaimed wood this room is perfectly on trend, yet timeless and livable at the same time!
If you ever need help with designing a tough space, especially basements, let us know! Here at Four Chairs, we love to tackle a challenge head-on, and really turn your basement from a dark room to a bright focal point of your home!