18 September 2012

The Basement Playroom

Our basement has undergone quite a few big changes in the past couple of months. We got a new sofa, rearranged the layout, painted, revamped Pippa's play area, and of course, put down new flooring. I still have the wall by the stairs to paint and a bit of drywall to repair where they fixed our small leak, but I decided to go ahead and photograph it anyway...

The sofa was from Macy's and is a very graphite, neutral grey color (which is surprisingly hard to photograph). While our basement is actually pretty well lit, the lighting photographs terribly. I wanted leather (it wipes up soooo easily), but Jesse was all over the microfiber; the price difference won me over. We actually went one night just to check them out, and Jesse liked this sofa so much we ordered it on the spot & he wanted to bring it home that night! It got bonus points when Jesse was holding Pippa and she passed out within minutes of Jesse laying down on it. The yellow Moroccan pouf is from Overstock- and I love it!! A little trendier than I like, but I thought it was perfect for the space. Jesse's vintage Star Wars posters also got a prominent new home.

It's quite cozy, and the dogs think we bought it for them.

I love this wool rug I snatched for a bargain at RugsUSA.com! It makes the floor soft enough, is super fun, but doesn't look like a crayola box vomited all over it. It also hides the (still noticeably uneven) area where we had to repair the floor. It's a cow print rug, but I call it the dalmatian rug.

 Another Star Wars appearance. Jesse's the one who'd been pushing a new sofa, but somehow I'm the one who lost my desk & storage space while he gained desk space. Hmmm... Good thing I love the new room enough to let that slide.

TV placement was the #1 reason we were limited by sofa size. This placement isn't as ideal as the nook was, but it's the best compromise for a larger sofa.  We were still pretty limited though... furniture is so enormous these days!

Love it!



Such a fun space! I'm sure Pippa enjoys playing down there.

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