Example of a transitional basement design in Chicago

Bright Family Basement

Transitional Basement, Chicago

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
Example of a transitional basement design in Chicago - Houzz

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Realtor, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services wrote:September 28, 2013
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    Skyline Window Coverings & Design
    7 years ago
    It looks to be a Woven Wood Shade with the Top/Down/Bottom/Up feature. I also believe that fabric is a pattern distributed by Timber Blinds & Shades ( Manufacturer ) or Hunter Douglas ( Manufacturer ). It also looks to have a room darkening liner on the back. Good luck with your search.
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    Your Favorite Room By Cathy Zaeske
    7 years ago
    Lori, thank you for your comments! Yes, it is a bamboo woven blind. A top down bottom up would absolutely work for this application however this client was on a major budget! So we converted a shade that we had cut to size at a big box store...first disassembled it and then mounted the top portion to the ceiling and the bottom portion was mounted on the sides behind the panels. Took a couple of pictures during it.
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Typical of a basement, the windows were small and didn't let in much natural light."There are only two small windows in...

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