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A Chic Basement Update Pt. 3

Thanks for following along as we've been taking you through the design process for this basement renovation we completed with Solid Renovation Co. in Utah earlier this year, you've made it to the best part! At this stage of the project, furniture had been ordered and construction begun. Since we primarily worked on this project remotely, we got weekly photo updates and had regular check-ins with the team.

Here's a reminder of the starting point - taken on demo day!

Click through below to see the progress! The stone was removed and the fireplace was relocated to the center wall. We used a large scale 30x30" porcelain tile on both the floor and the fireplace surround. The new Taj Mahal quartzite countertop was installed at the bar. Decorative trimwork replaced the stone on the supporting pillars. We painted the existing bar cabinets Sherwin Williams Black Fox, chosen to coordinate with the fireplace tile. Overall painting was completed, with Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray as the wall color. Light fixtures from Visual Comfort went up, we wanted some fun statement pieces and these were just that! The custom built-ins on either side of the fireplace were put in. These were designed inch-by-inch with the cabinet maker and contractors, including hidden cabinet doors below for storage. So fun to see each detail come to life! The built in wall seat near the pool table was next...and finally the furniture installation and styling began.

As construction progressed, our team was busy getting everything ready for installation day. At Michelle Erin Interiors, we schedule a 1-2 day installation depending on the size of the project. Typically, that means any construction is complete and we bring in all the furniture, install window coverings, hang art, complete accessory styling, and make everything look perfect for the clients to see it all for the first time. That has been difficult to pull off the last few months due to supply chain delays - but we put together as much as we can while waiting for any final pieces to come in. Kristina Bills Photography took the photos below of the completed basement.

The Family Room

It ended up a fun, colorful space to entertain, watch TV, read and hang out. The clients requested lots of seating and two recliners - yes, those are recliners! All the fabrics used are high performance meant to repel stains and fading.

This rug is one of our favorite pieces! We chose it first and the colors became the palette for the rest of the area.

The Bar

The homeowners are well traveled and wine collectors, so the bar area was important! We made some changes to the existing cabinetry for a more modern feel and used one of our favorite stones, Taj Mahal quartzite, on the counters.

Pool Area

The original pool table was replaced with this sculptural work of art! We loved being able to source and use something this beautiful for a piece that is typically not. We worked with Jack Game Room to design this pool table in a beautiful wood finish and coordinating felt top. The Kelly Wearstler Utopia fixture above completes the area.

Dining Area

The metallic cork wallpaper is a fun detail added to this space to define the dining area. The rich plum fabric on the chairs and through the rug make this part of the basement feel rich and interesting. The pedestal dining table is another work of art with beautiful wood and brass detailing and a shagreen finish on the base.

Thanks again for following along and we hoped you enjoyed a glimpse into our design process. Don't forget that we're scheduling free consultations for the month of November - and can't wait to meet you!


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