Lower Level Great Room Design

I’ve shared the designs for our lower level renovation guest bath, stairway and home gym, and guest bedroom. The entire space is being painted Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace as I am typing this. On Friday I got samples of Decorator’s White, Chantilly Lace and Super White. (Left to right in photo). I was so surprised at the clear winner once the samples were painted in the actual space. Chantilly Lace was bright, warm and perfect.

I also just read this article sharing fashion designer Erin Featherston’s California home that is painted in Chantilly Lace and my jaw was on the floor. It’s so beautifully serene!

White Living room

Erin Featherston’s Home for Domino Magazine

So, while our home isn’t quite a light and airy 100 year old Bungalow, I have drawn much inspirations from these bright, layered spaces. The great room in our newly renovated lower level will be the heart of the space. It’s completely open to the kitchenette and perfect for entertaining. There are so many components to the space that today I’ll just be sharing the main seating area.

I fell in love with this new landscape wall art and knew it would be perfect for the space!

Aside from art, I prefer to start with the area rug when designing a space. It literally grounds it and sets the tone for furniture and accessories. I selected this beautiful Bashian Area Rug. This coffee table and this 3 piece Slipcovered Sectional will be placed on it flanked by these custom swivel chairs.

Cameron Roll Arm Slipcovered 3-Piece L-Shaped Sectional with CornerQuincy Swivel Armchair

This gorgeous light fixture in the black finish will hang over the coffee table with this brass tripod floor lamp sitting next to the sectional.

My favorite part of any design project is sourcing the accessories which tie the space together. This green velvet exposed zipper pillow, this plaid square pillow, this leather tipped smaller pillow and this herringbone pillow will bring texture and color to the space. I love using baskets like these for the coffee table tray and small textural wall art textural on the built-ins.

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On Wednesday’s post I’ll be sharing the plan for the media built-ins, and the desk built-ins. Thanks for following along!

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