So I have talked a lot about the basement renovations, but I haven’t really shared very many pictures with you guys. I am happy to say that we are almost in working condition. Actually, we are pretty much in working condition, we’re just piecing together all the decorating now.
I’m just so proud of Ian and all the work he put into this space. We only had a little idea of what we were doing, and we figured it all out and made it look beautiful. AND a big thank you to my brother-in-law Aaron and the company he works with Mobo Construction who made our cement floor dreams come true and my mom who painted her little heart out and cleaned so Ian could start putting furniture in sooner rather than later. Our families rock!
I will do a final reveal once all the furniture and other products we’ve ordered ship and we’ve decorated, but for now, I thought I’d share a few little corners as a sneak peek. The main things we wanted were an open and bright space that Ian could work happily in and draw a lot of inspiration from. As a designer, inspiration is personal to the person and means something a bit different, so it was not just a typical home office.
Ian picked out this couch from West Elm, and I wasn’t completely sure because we had talked about getting a sectional for so long. Well, when we were in New York, we ended up at the West Elm headquarters and when I saw it in this Indigo Linen, I fell in love too. I can’t wait to get a few more pillows for it. I’m thinking a rust or burnt orange.
We we’re going to go with a more neutral rug, but then we saw the one in the photos above with all the colors and patterns. We both feel in love with it, so we knew it was meant to be. I am weird, but I really like rugs. Like, I don’t know why, but I would change ours out all the time if I could because I am always falling in love with rugs when I see them. They are so fun.
Everything kind of worked out perfectly, because Ian’s company colors have been dark blue and burnt orange for years, and I guess we just naturally gravitated to those for his office too. We partnered up with Framebridge to get this massive print we took in Joshua Tree framed above the sofa. It was such a special and happy visit that we knew it would keep this space bright and remind Ian of beautiful travel memories. Framebridge has been amazing all three times we’ve gotten artwork done through them. You can see our latest piece from them in our house here. The quality and process are just excellent!
I have really loved adding big statement artwork pieces to our home. It creates a bold statement while also creating a very clean look for spaces. And, lucky for you, you can get 15% off your order using the code southerntrunk15 at checkout.
We’ve have a floor lamp and large ottoman on the way, and then on the other side of the room holds Ian’s desk he made a few years ago. To the side of his desk, there’s a small area with shelving and practical office supplies in an architectural drawer. On the opposite side of the sofa, there will be a console table, TV and a few other decorations. I’ll share the other details we’ll be using to pull it together below.
It’s been a crazy past few months and lots of nights and weekends, but I am so happy we will have it all done before the baby comes!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!