Before the Transformation…

Let’s just say our basement was not a show place & leave it at that. It served as a “multi-purpose” room in the broadest of senses. Old stereo equipment dating back to husband Dave’s years of collecting the latest & greatest in Hi Fi, 8 Track, Cassette Recorders, etc. etc., etc. Hand me down sofa from my sisters first house, etc. etc., etc.  Oh yeah did I mention the Electronic Piano??? You get the picture; brings new meaning to “fallout shelter.”

So the transformation began with my need for bright color & the family’s need for a Family Fun Room/Media Room. Found the rug & the rest just came together one, two, three; really- it all happened in 1 hour of being at the furniture market with some of our favorite supplier.

Found the rug & ottoman

Festive Plaid Rug, Festival Floral Ottoman: 3 Colors

& worked the colors of the sofa around it

Four Piece Sectional

and then turned & walked around the corner & there was the Chandelier,

Circus Tent Carnival Chandelier

next corner were the Geometric Prints! Poof! Done!

Wall Decor


Back in Richmond we got down to the details of accessories & lighting. Here is where I pulled in our Design Team. The Outdoor light for the prints just spoke to all of us; love them! The gloss white & design is so right with the prints. We decided to keep with the color story & bring in this cool table lamp in the orange & bravo! It made a huge impact.

Sizzling Colors Geometric Ceramic Table Lamp 7 colors

Deciding the wall color was even simple as we all agreed Yellow was the right choice. We went with a vibrant , buttery yellow  to keep things uplifted & crisp. The family is happy, hubby loves the chaise lounge connected to the sofa & our Loki can’t stop chasing her tail when we let her visit the new room. Not sure that is because she loves the room or she really is “Loki” 😉


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2 Responses to “Before the Transformation…”

  1. Carrie Brandts says:


    I am so inspired by your Spring cover that I am using the plaid rug for my 1st baby’s nursery!! Any idea if the ottoman rug comes in fabric so I could use for the baby bedding? If so, do you know the name and or company who makes it so I could track it down? Love, love the chandielier!! There goes my budget!!! Thanks for all of your help- I am SO excited to get started!!

  2. ashton says:

    Unfortunately the ottoman rug does not come in a fabric pattern. But, there are some great fabric options from Duralee that could coordinate. Good luck on your search and send us some pics of the nursery when you’re done!

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