We have a few photos to share of a work in progress: a partially installed basement design just outside the city of Boston.
An unfinished basement is transformed into a “play’sment” space for our clients’ teenagers along with an extra guest room just outside of Boston. We kept our color palette as pale as Scandinavia mixing whites, pale grays, and light natural wood tones. The fun really started the day Beth and I spent installing our colorful and graphic FLOR rug design on site.
This raw space wanders the entire length of a large family home and was full of the normal challenges of an unfinished basement including duct work, mechanicals, waste pipes, lally columns, etc. We painted the lally columns gloss black. One of our challenges was to take the attention off of the incredibly long 57 ½ foot hallway that leads past a game room/craft space and home gym to the guest room. We broke up the length employing an old trick of graphic design: horizontal stripes of bold color and wonderful black and white mixed patterns.
The main space consists of a television lounge area featuring a kid friendly, durable modular sofa made by Blue Dot. We introduced a palette of saturated accent colors using pillows in shades that we repeated in the rug design. On the floor, we started with a black and white story of Mod Cow by FLOR.