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The homeowners built a home with elements of traditional, European and rustic design. When interior designer Amy Storm, of Designstorms LLC, was asked to design the basement, she worked hard to reflect the architecture of the house while also bringing in a more current and relaxed vibe to the space.

Here, the designer shares not only all sources but also all the insights of this inspiring basement renovation.

 

Basement Renovation

Reclaimed Doors Reclaimed Door That was the front door to the original house, which was built in 1919 The homeowner salvaged it and now it is installed in the basement and is the door that leads to the wine room

“Hello, everyone… let me welcome you to my favorite spot in the house!” 🐶🐾

The door to the wine room is really the inspiration behind the design. That was the front door to the original house, which was built in 1919. The homeowner salvaged it and now it is installed in the basement and is the door that leads to the wine room.

Bar

Bar Basement Bar Grey Basement Bar with Steel Gray Leathered Granite Countertop

The back bar counter is 36” tall, but the island is entirely at 42”. This allowed us to get that bar feeling, with higher stools and a high surface to sit at as well as a better working height for the bar tender!

Beams

Transitional Farmhouse Bar with beams and reclaimed tongue and groove ceiling Bar Basement Beams Ceiling Reclaimed Wood

We brought cedar beams in to create a separation of spaces, but keep the basement open and airy. We stained them a rich, brown gray color, to compliment the paint color on the walls and bar. Over the pool table, we clad the ceiling in T&G and stained it a darker color, to set that space apart. On the walls, we painted paneling and trim work the same color as the bar. Not only did this enhance the classic and deep, rich feeling we wanted in the basement, but it also helped conceal things we didn’t want to see, like a sump pump closet or bump outs for HVAC. Connecting the color from cabinets to wall made it feel like one, large built-in or paneled space.

Paint Color

Raccoon Fur by Benjamin Moore color Raccoon Fur by Benjamin Moore #RaccoonFurbyBenjaminMoore

Raccoon Fur by Benjamin Moore on cabinets and wall paneling.

Wall Paint Color

Benjamin Moore Owl Gray OC-52 wall paint color with dark grey cabinets source on Home Bunch Benjamin Moore Owl Gray OC-52

Benjamin Moore Owl Gray OC-52.

Bar Faucet: Here.

Similar Prep Sink: Here.

Countertop

Steel Gray Leathered Granite Steel Gray Leathered Granite Countertop

Countertop is Steel Gray Leathered Granite.

Cabinet Doors

Cabinet wire mesh doors The wire mesh in the back bar was brought in from England and our manufacturer made the gold plaques on each cabinet, numbering them, so that different liquors can be organized inside

The bar cabinet was custom designed by Designstorms, the wire mesh in the back bar was brought in from England and our manufacturer made the gold plaques on each cabinet, numbering them, so that different liquors can be organized inside.

Hardware

Hardware is from “Look in the Attic & Co” – similar here, here & here.

Shelves & Chains

Floating shelves Bar shelves The bar also features a custom shelf with chains What a great idea

The bar also features a custom shelf with chains. What a great idea!

Appliances

Bar Appliances Undercounter appliances This bar hosts an under-counter beverage fridge, wine fridge, dishwasher and microwave

This bar hosts an under-counter beverage fridge, wine fridge, dishwasher and microwave as well as a couple TV’s so no one has to miss anything, if they are shooting pool or grabbing a drink.

Layered Lighting

Benjamin Moore Raccoon Fur 2126-20 paint color

Lighting: We layered the lighting in this space. We have can lights all around, to really brighten up the space when needed, but we also filled the bar, common space and pool table area with decorative fixtures to create that dim, classic and sophisticated bar feel.

Chandelier over pool table: Gabby.

Wall sconces: Craftmade.

Pool Table

Pool Table Pool Table with blue felt Pool Table

Our client searched high and low for the perfect pool table with dark navy felt. To celebrate the good deal he got, he felt compelled to buy a momento. A cement pig to rest on the back bar! Why a pig? As his designer, I cannot answer that, but the pig sits on the top shelf, over the TV, as a constant reminder of his good luck! (see picture below).

Elements

Grey Basement Paint Color Best Grey paint colors for basement source on Home Bunch

All of the elements chosen for this basement complement each other. There’s nothing here that feels out of place.

Rug

Vintage Kilim: Storm Inspired Showroom – similar here (1 left!) & here.

Hallway semi-flush: Bellacor.

Flooring

Benjamin Moore Raccoon Fur Best Dark GreyDoor and Trim Paint Colors Benjamin Moore Raccoon Fur Benjamin Moore Raccoon Fur

The floor covering is luxury vinyl flooring. We used one with a cork back for extra insulation and chose this material to help reduce noise in the basement, as it is not as loud or hard as solid wood.

Bathroom

Bathroom vanity with marble top source on Home Bunch

The bathroom vanity was provided by the owner – similar here.

Shower

Black Framed Shower Bathroom features a black framed sliding glass shower door

Bathroom features a black framed sliding glass shower door.

Bathroom mirror can be found here.

Countertop : ¾” Cararra Marble.

Floor Tile

Benjamin Moore Owl Gray 2137-60 wall color

Walls: Benjamin Moore Owl Gray 2137-60.

Tile Floor: Marca Corona – Terra Tile, color: Antracite, 10×8 – similar here & here.

Sconce: Bellacor

Bar Stools

Tan Leather Barstool Tan Leather Barstools Bar with Tan Leather Barstool

Tan Leather Barstool: Overstock (sold by pair – only 2 pairs left)- similar here.

Family Room

Ben Moore Raccoon Fur Ben Moore Raccoon Fur paint color

In the family room, we brought in a large sectional, from Bernhardt, for plenty of seating and designed the TV cabinet to house additional ottomans.

Similar Bernhardt Sectional: Here & Here.

Media Cabinet

Custom TV Media Cabinet The TV cabinet has mesh in the top panels, to hide the speakers inside and plenty of storage for the AV components, as well as blankets, board games, X box, etc

The TV cabinet has mesh in the top panels, to hide the speakers inside and plenty of storage for the AV components, as well as blankets, board games, X box, etc.

Bar Lighting

Bar Basement Best bar plans Bar Basement Best bar plan ideas

Pendants at Island: Feiss Lighting.

Semi-Flush over Bar: Minka Lavery.

 

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Designer: Designstorms LLC. Instagram: @Designstorms.

Photographer: Picture Perfect House. Instagram: @PicturePerfectHouse.

 

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  1. Design Chic said,

    I absolutely love the wire mesh cabinets – so beautiful and the hardware is amazing. Happy Wednesday, my friend!


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