I've got another fun basement makeover project to share with ya'll today. David and I are transforming the space so that it's less garage-like and more homey. And our big project? We finally installed carpet!
The carpet is from Home Depot and we're loving it. It's the Winterthur pattern from Martha Stewart's new carpet line. It's an adorable diamond pattern with cut pile and small little loops. Affordable and chic, can't beat it. The color, Ash Bark, is a soft neutral tan with slight gray undertones. Unfortunately, it's been pouring down rain and storming here in Georgia, so the pictures I took are a little dark. The color is just fabulous, though, especially with our blue basement walls! If you want more accurate pictures of the color of the carpet, I found a few here on Katie's blog, Bower Power. She also has the same carpet in Ash Bark- great minds think alike ; )
While we don't have a lot of furniture down there now, I set up our new slipcovered sofa and a small table. My parents sweetly gifted us their foosball table, so once we pick that up it will have a nice home in the new basement.
We're also thinking about adding a flatscreen TV into the built-in shelves. There's a space for a (large, old-school) TV on the other side of the built ins, but we think that sectioning off one end of the rectangular room as the "TV area" will leave a lot more room for games, entertaining, etc. on the other side. Just a thought.
Yes, those are leftover pompoms from my friend Beth's baby shower! Too cute to throw away but I'm not sure what to do with them... ie. stick them down in the basement! How much do you love the view of the stairs and my new mirrored hallway decor?!
While we still have a long way to go (the to do list includes: repaint the trim in the room, add more furniture, add a TV, etc), this room has come preeeetty far in the last few weeks! Here's the before, just for proof.
David and I are super happy that this room is now user-friendly. The carpet is so soft and plush, so we are definitely happy with our choice to go with the Martha Stewart carpet. I might have rolled around on it a little bit. Just sayin.
PS. You'll also find me over at Ashley's blog, Lemon & Lavender, today! I'm sharing an adoooorable "Pretty in Pink" mood board- you'll have to pop on over and say hi!