Our basement has served us well and gone through many transitions as to what it purposed through out our 10+ years here. It's about to change again and I am happy to say this time I am claiming it as my design studio. Running a few business ventures out of a small corner of my husband's main floor office is no longer cutting it. I can not wait to claim all 200+ square feet of space all to myself. It'll be so nice to be able to spread out and have a space to call my own.
I have so many ideas as to how I want to decorate the space and really put my mark on it, but before the pretty stuff comes I have to deal with a few big things first. Back in the summer when I decided I was going to turn this basement from drab to fab, I decided to tear out the drywall ceiling that already had a few eye-sore holes in it. Yes, you heard me correctly... I want the exposed beams and all the crazy that was concealed by the drywall, but I'm taking it one step further to "re-conceal" all of that. I love me some good contrast and what better way than painting your ceiling a flat black colour. You can't see where this is going you say. Oh, but look at these inspiration photos, it'll be sleek and beautiful when it's all done. I love the mix of raw and industrial with pretty and fine detail. I can't wait for my space to look like this!
As per typical basement decorum, my basement lacks lighting and currently is a cave-like space no one wants to be in. I've drawn up some lighting plans and I will be installing several recessed pot lights to brighten the space dramatically. I'm loving gray for the walls as of late so I'm thinking a light gray will most definitely make it's way down to the basement walls as well. Plus, that'll give me a nice contrast between the strong ceiling colour - just the way I like it!
This project has been a slow and steady one with everyday life and a household to run but I'm going to be kicking it into high gear very shortly. The lighting is going in sometime next week and maybe by then I'll have some actual progress photos to share.