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The colorful and modern downstairs lounge was designed as a place for the client's daughter to hang out and have sleepovers, and for the family to enjoy occasional movie nights. This addition was designed after the main floor was already set up, and the client decided to go crazy with color. The palette of blue, tangerine, lime green and fucshia was inspired by a watercolor of her daughter's.
The client loved the idea of the napping window seat, so Penfield enlarged the window and added remote-operated window shades.
Window seat paint: Whales Green, Benjamin Moore; ottomans: from Morocco; sectional: custom, A. Rudin, Romo fabric; side tables: House Eclectic
A small kitchen and bar area was installed for late-night snacks and entertaining. A pint-size refrigerator holds all the necessities, and a stainless steel counter and backsplash make for easy cleanup.
The original basement was a dingy and dark space with unfinished concrete floors and a 7-foot-high ceiling. Windows were installed at every available angle to increase the light and the view.
The white walls and cabinetry in the lounge area are punctuated with cheerful accessories and trim in colorful hues. The white shades allow plenty of light in, while their contrasting trim provides definition.