2. A new room for entertaining in Portland, Oregon. Designer Garrison Hullinger transformed a finished but blank basement space into a eclectic and colorful place for his clients to relax and entertain. The basement is just under 500 feet, but its flexible floor plan allowed Hullinger to divide up the square footage into different activity areas. Plumbing was added to the new wet bar, which Hullinger designed for easy entertaining. Chic light fixtures were strategically placed around the room, and pops of red and gold were added to offset the otherwise neutral pallette. "I wanted the room to appear to be a sophisticated but casual space, where you didn't have to worry about putting your feet up or spilling a drink on the carpet," says Hullinger.