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Basements Decorating Ideas 2012 by Candice Olson

Designer Candice Olson has mastered adding function to the most underused space of your home: the basement. See how she transforms with stunning color palettes, cozy furnishings and smart layouts.

Renovate your underused basement with decorating ideas from Divine Design’s Candice Olson.

Relaxing Basement Hangout

Rust grasscloth and buttery yellow walls set the scene for a warm, inviting basement. A deep L-shaped sectional in sage linen features tons of textured pillows in rust, gold and cream. To brighten the windowless space, Candice installs recessed lights and track lighting behind a bulkhead.

 Classic Meets Rustic Basement

By blending masculine textures with feminine touches, Candice creates a basement fit for the whole family. A dog-friendly sectional in bark brown is paired with two leather green ottomans and a coffee table made of logs and glass. A gas fireplace flanked from floor to ceiling with sandstone tiles adds a rustic touch to the space.

Modern Retreat

By modernizing the dated features, lightening and brightening the space, and adding new fixtures and finishes, Candice creates the perfect family refuge. Candice updates the paneling with wood battens placed in a grid-like pattern over the paneling and then paints it a light putty color with a tinge of green, while the ceiling is painted a neutral color with a hint of blue. The space has to be multifunctional, so she divides it up into three major areas: a relaxation/entertainment area, a bar area and an office area. Distressed hardwood flooring and comfortable seating complete this cozy family hangout.

Beach-Inspired Getaway

To create a beach-like space inspired by sand, sea and sky, Candice paints the walls a light sea-green paint and chooses a color palette to match in natural grass, warm coral, breezy sand and dreamy sky-blue. She designs a multifunctional floor plan in order to accommodate the family’s many needs, including a playroom, entertainment area, guest retreat, bar/snack area and an office.

Sporty Hangout

Candice paints the walls a cool cream and divides the room into two zones: a bar area and a sports area. The bar area has a funky fridge, a slim-line electric fireplace and a gorgeous vanilla quartz bar with accompanying stools for lounging. In the sports area, Candice use dark wood and glass cabinets to house all of the couple’s sporting memorabilia.

Artistic Inspiration

By adding lots of color, plenty of organization and some personal touches, the formerly chaotic basement is transformed into a colorful and playful family room. Using Linda’s artwork for inspiration, Candice decides on a color palette of golden wheat, russet red and soothing sage. The artwork also becomes the new fireplace surround by transferring it onto vinyl wallpaper and hanging on top of the brick. To meet the family’s needs, she divides the space into three areas: a storage zone for the kids, an art gallery for mom and a lounge area for dad.

   

Colorful and Inspiring
By combining modern finishes and fixtures, exotic colors and fabrics, and functional cabinetry and furniture, this room is now ready for work, play, sleep and endless music rehearsals. The walls get two different treatments: some areas are painted a peppery, reddish-orange color, while the rest are papered in a heavy, textured grass cloth. For the floors, Candice uses a hard-wearing vinyl that looks like hardwood, but is more durable and perfect for basements.

Multipurpose Space

To create a feeling of cozy intimacy with a touch of drama, Candice paints the walls and ceiling a sultry charcoal gray and uses a similar shade for the carpeting. The lighting, which is an absolute necessity for dark-colored rooms, is layered throughout the entire space with ceiling halogen lights and lower in-wall fixtures to light the floor during a movie.

Exotic Indian Lounge

To set the scene for this Indian-inspired basement, Candice covers the walls in a black-and-gold paisley wallpaper and a metallic-backed sisal wallpaper. Black-and-white carpet tiles create a chic checkerboard across the room, while luxe fabrics on the furniture and window treatments add a glam factor.

Spiced-Up Basement

To create a space with the energy and warmth of a Mexican cantina, Candice starts by grounding the basement with durable tile that has the look of wide-plank hardwood. Color plays a big part in this space with a chili-pepper red glass backsplash, a red and guacamole green chair and a fiery red media cabinet. To create the illusion of a large window, she hangs wall-sized translucent blinds over the tiny basement window.

Playful, Artistic Basement Retreat

Bright and colorful, this basement features a cozy family lounge and a fun, functional art studio. Muted green carpet compliments the sky blue walls, and slipcovered furniture is the perfect solution for this art-loving family. To create the illusion of natural illumination, Candice installs floor-to-ceiling mirrors. Whimsical vinyl transfer words add color and playfulness to the room.

Comfy, Neutral Basement

Neutral walls are paired with dark vinyl tiles that give the look of real wood. The painted brick fireplace is the focal point of the space and features a wood mantel with a built-in nook for the TV. Cozy seating and a space set aside for the family’s musical instruments complete this basement makeover.

Cool Teen Hangout

For this basement makeover, Candice transformed an empty basement into a hip teen bedroom that also doubles as a family hangout. In the bedroom, she uses masculine shades of brown, blue and black to create a comfy and relaxing atmosphere. Over in the family room, a big media area features a desk for homework, a beverage fridge, a big screen TV and cozy, oversized furniture. For an added bit of fun, she includes a three-in-one games system, featuring foosball, hockey and pool.

Modern Green Living Room Design Ideas 2011

This photos is one way to design your living room to look beautiful and attractive. The living room is part of the house that we often use to gather with family. In addition, to receive visitors to your home. Therefore there is need for an attractive design in your living room. Color greatly influence the design of the room including the living room. The green color in the living room is intentionally photos we chose for you. With the green color will add beauty, coolness in the design of your living room. Green living room design will look more stunning if the table furniture at this design using glass as a mirror. On the green living room floor designs also we dominance of green color, anyone who saw it would be interested.











New IKEA Storage Decorating Ideas 2012 Catalog

IKEA Modern Storage Decorating Design Ideas 2012 , Here is a collection of designs Storage from IKEA   2012 catalog , IKEA Storage is to look modern and stylish. Many people are using the IKEA  Storage design, because the design is simple, easy in maintenance and certainly do not need to pay that much. Some people say this Storage design is perfect and has its own characteristics compared with other designs.

You can find ideas on how upgrade your existing  Storage , I hope you like it . Enjoy !
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New IKEA Bathroom Design Ideas 2012 Catalog

IKEA Modern Bathroom Decorating Design Ideas 2012 , Here is a collection of designs Bathroom from IKEA catalog 2012 , IKEA Bathroom is to look modern and stylish. Many people are using the IKEA  Bathroom design, because the design is simple, easy in maintenance and certainly do not need to pay that much. Some people say this Bathroom design is perfect and has its own characteristics compared with other designs.

Hopefully you get new ideas to beautify your Bathroom in the house. I hope you like it . Enjoy !
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Contemporary Bedroom Curtains Designs Ideas 2011

Bedroom curtains are decorative and functional accessory for bedroom that will give a perfect look to your bedroom design.  They keep away the sunlight to let into your bedroom and also give you privacy from outside. If you need insulation and soundproofing in your bedroom, then you can choose the lined bedroom curtains. While choosing bedroom curtains, then first you have to check the length and width of the bedroom windows and doors. It’s up to you whether you want to hang bedroom curtains to cover the windows completely or just before the floor.

Curtains are available in various colors, designs and styles and you can choose the best one according to your bedroom style. Sheer curtains go well with any type of style and décor. You can match the color of bedroom curtain with the rest furnishing of the bedroom and create a unique style that will complement your bedroom design. 

Enjoy the pictures below and be sure to give us your feedback

This lovely contemporary eyelet curtain is a great addition to any living area, with its 4 versatile colourways.

Crisp and elegant eyelet curtain with foil print

This vibrant curtain uses great harmonising colours to their full effect. The geometric pattern creates a great statement too!

This wonderfully vibrant curtain is a great summer choice! Great as a focal point of a minimally decorated room, or in a colourful room with coordinating colours.

This striking geometric pattern is a great addition to any room that needs a contemporary twist.

Geometric yet delicate patterned eyelet curtain in Red or Brown.

A great curtain to give a room that sleek, yet homely touch. 

A bold modern floral which will be a statement to any interior. Dark backgrounds combine with pockets of highlight colours to create a striking look

A sophisticated look with horizontal chenille bands.

Despite the loud pattern, this curtains gives a cool, chic, laid back air to a room.

These lovely curtains feature a great balance of rich colour and soothing neutrals. The top chenille bands beautifully offset the faux silk base. This curtain really makes a statement with colour without being gaudy.

Elegant timeless floral design with a funky colourful twist.