This was a fun project for my friend’s the Doherty’s! They have a newer home in Aberdeen with a huge rec space downstairs that just wasn’t being utilized, and now that they are about to add a new bundle of joy, it was time to get the space cozied up!
The basics: The room has amazing wallpaper! Obvi that had to be kept- and it formed a great basis of color to pull from for the room. We decided to tie in greys,whites and warm wood tones. This is always a good strategy in a room that might not get the most light- it keeps things chic but adds a bit of life since wood tones read as “natural”
We kept the existing media hutch but added 2 wall mounted Ikea Besta units and wall mounted the TV. Cords still need to be hidden-!Since the couch is large, and dark, adding some pillows in a variety of textures and patterns was important, we tied in a large PLAY sign, from the great folks at Ginger and the Huth from Esty, added a cubby shelf for storage and popped in 6 HUDDA baskets from Ikea- perfect for a little dude who loves cars!
The coffee table is a great fit for the space- the wood top has a nice warmth to it and the black open design keeps it nice and light while showing off the great area rug! We have a great kid friendly pouf too…with alphabet letters but it ended up being back ordered soooooo it is not pictured here.
Mom and Dad should have easy access to the wine fridge so we moved it to the far side of the room- creating a little adult section AND creating a space where things can be hidden from view should the toddlers get a little cray down there! Mom received the handmade “to the moon” art work and instead of hiding it away we mounted it on the media wall next to the cozy corner fireplace.
This room came together nicely and with a keen eye to keep the budget friendly to allow for a luxe nursery update. We also did a quick entry way update too you will see in the pics. Thanks for having me Doherty’s, and to Fynn for the big hug!
This rug is easy to keep clean and was found at Wayfair, same with the coffee table!
The D sign was a wedding gift but we reframed it in a black and white mat/frame combo so it wasn’t hidden away. The play sign is awesome and from Etsy shop Ginger and the Huth
Dad really wanted us to keep the map- so we did! For a family full of adventure it works even if the colors aren’t 100%- Fynn already had the tent and his gorilla, we just moved it here and added a birch wood black and white toy box from Simons. The Cube shelf is from Wayfair and the grey felt baskets are kid friendly, sturdy and add a nice pop of texture. Hudda baskets from Ikea
If you are parents … you need a well stoked bar fridge like this one! Mom found this perfect sign at Home Sense and the his and hers wine glasses were only 9$
A mix of natural and synthetic fibers on furniture and textiles brings life to a basement space
These are the handy besta units, wall mounted, sturdy and sleek
This little nook houses a cozy fire place for cold winter nightts, more toy storage,and the media unit is a nice place to display seasonal items or latest favorites like Fynn’s personalized hockey book:) Leatherlike Elephant mom found at home sense! X’s and O game from Walmart and the Moon was a hand crafted piece from son to mom-THE sweetest!
We added some nice style to the front entry as well. The Ikea show cabinet is mounted to the wall so it won’t fall on little feet and holds up to 10 adult sized pairs of shoes.
These dowel hooks are a great alternative to coat racks….which sorry but I really dislike! These are oak with white painted tips, they are mounted securely and fit nicely between 2 doors, which is often where you will find coat storage if you don’t have a closet!
Mom found this perfect rug and the pouf at homesense!
We had to contend with a set of light switches and an alarm pad but wanted to add a mirror, so we styled around it and added another custom piece that sadly my camera cut off! My fancy camera died this day:(
Mom is a fashion blogger so this light up hashtag, was the perfect accessorie!