Your Favorite Room By Cathy Zaeske
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Bright Family Basement transitional-basement

Bright Family Basement

This space was inspired from a bright multi-color graphic fabric. Black was used throughout as a grounding force. It helps frame the space and gives it a 
sophisticated feel, providing a place for your eye to rest between the hits of color. The playful pops of color give the space some life - perfect for an energetic family. Given the low ceilings and lack of natural light, it was essential to make the space feel as bright and airy as possible - mirrors and strategic lighting help to achieve this feel. Built-ins help to give the space a custom high-end feel while providing much needed storage and functionality.

By Cathy Zaeske

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March 16, 2013
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Thanks for your question, Waverly Pom Pon Play Confetti
    Bookmark   March 17, 2013 at 5:10AM
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March 6, 2013
r2d2star wrote:
Thanks for the answer. What does the AC stand for regarding paint colour. I'm not familiar. Thanks
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AC is just a part of the paint color name - think of it like a sku number
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March 6, 2013
kramer13 wrote:
Love the mirrors in those funky shapes! where can I find them? thanks!
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Thanks for your question. The mirrors were scored on clearance at Bed Bath and Beyond of all places! You can find similar options at Grandin Road.
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January 28, 2013
teriforde wrote:
Love the blue wall. Is is wallpaper? What color is the paint?
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Thanks for your kind words. The paint is Great Blue Green AC 149 on textured wallpaper. Patent Decor by York, PT9404. Here is a close up shot:
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"The first thing I did was determine the needs of the family and then developed a floor plan by zone," Zaeske says. She delineated the different zones using rugs, colors, furniture and existing elements like columns. Color and pattern also create flow and continuity.

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