AN 1,100 SQUARE FOOT OPEN CONCEPT WALKOUT BASEMENT
GETS A MAKEOVER.
CANADIAN HOME TRENDS CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE SPACE’S DESIGN?
RACHAEL LOCKHART This 1,100 square foot open concept walkout basement is located in the home of a couple with four adult children. They wanted a space where their children and spouses could stay and also double as a rental space. They wanted it to feel comfortable and cozy so I made the fireplace the focal point.
The homeowners really liked cottage style living but also wanted the space to complement the rest of their English-inspired home. To achieve the cottage look, I stayed within the hues of natural woods, beiges, browns, and whites. I went with white and off-white throw pillows that had texture and balanced out the brown in the sofas. The use of white was continued throughout the space with the coffee table, walls, kitchen cabinets, and a white based quartz countertop with whisps of gray. For a touch of elegant sophistication, I added deep blue hues in the throw pillows and accent chair. We wanted to give the space a touch of modern as well so I opted to use bronze finishes in the kitchen with door handles, and continued the look throughout the light fixtures. Lastly, I added an accent wall behind the work station in a chevron pattern to keep it modern.
CHT WHERE DID YOU SAVE AND SPLURGE?
RL We were able to save on furniture. Most of the pieces they already owned, including the sofas, coffee table, dining table and chairs, bed, and side table.
We splurged in the kitchen, with a quartz countertop; new flooring throughout the basement, and all the items that were used to outfit the space such as the throw pillows, picture frames, light fixtures above the dining and kitchen island, the molding work surrounding the fireplace, the accent wall abutting the work station and the solid piece of raw edge maple wood cut down to make a work desk. – Space designed by Rachael Lockhart, Photos by Larry Arnal, www.arnalpix.com