Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 14 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
One of the high list of priorities when we moved in was renovating the basement and it took us quite a few years but it’s finally done! It also took me awhile to get it posted on here because we didn’t really “furnish” it all until recently which was a dream come true with Crate & Barrel! You guys know how much we LOVE our Lounge II couch in our living room and I was SO excited to work together with them to furnish our basement with their Peyton Couch with chaise, which is a bit smaller than the couch we have upstairs! It’s just as amazing and we are absolutely in love with it!
Before I show you some more after photos, I need to show you the before basement images! There was most likely water damage down here along with a musty smell that just wouldn’t go, we ended up going with all materials that are organic and wouldn’t attract mold and also had a warranty on them! The smell is gone and everything smells fresh and new!
I love added faux (or real) trees/plants to any room because it gives it color and dimension. I have always loved this gorgeous olive tree from Crate and Barrel and thought it would look really pretty in this space! Just because it’s technically the “kids space” doesn’t mean it cannot be tastefully decorated as well 😉