Your Favorite Room By Cathy Zaeske
Interior Designers & Decorators
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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mcdonaldway wrote:
What is the ceiling height? Thanks
   Comment   March 16, 2013
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Your Favorite Room By Cathy Zaeske
Thanks for your question, I believe they were roughly 8' which was why it was so important to keep it as light and bright as possible!
March 16, 2013 at 7:26pm   
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laliqe wrote:
love the small side mirror table where's it from - round side table mirrored
   Comment   March 6, 2013
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Your Favorite Room By Cathy Zaeske
Thanks for your question, the silver accent table was scored at HomeGoods but can also be found at Z Gallerie.
March 6, 2013 at 5:10am   
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catflew wrote:
Could you tell me what white shade you used for ceiling, trim and walls?
   Comment   June 23, 2012
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White walls we used Benjamin Moore Cloud Nine 2144-60 and for the ceiling and the trim we used Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace OC-65.
June 23, 2012 at 3:38pm     
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Basements are often full of pesky supports that hold up the house, and ductwork that heats and cools it. Sometimes you have to just work with it. "We decided to hide the column in plain sight and make it an asset," Zaeske says. "Not only does the column help define the TV area from the rest of the space, but it is a wonderful platform for the client's favorite quotes and sayings; we left space so that she can add to it over time."Swivel chair: Rebecca, Grandinroad; TV unit: Besta Burs, Ikea; decals: vinyl, Michael's and Hobby Lobby

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