There’s No Place Like Home…arama – The Basement Family Room

The Homearama house was a ranch with a finished basement, but this was not an ordinary basement. It had soaring 10 foot ceilings and 8 standard size windows along the back of the house. The stairwell was open so it felt like an extension of the main level. This level was as “trim”-tanstic as the upper one with its paneled stairwell, paneled arches, wainscoting in the Study and wood plank wall in the Boy’s Room.

Robin Cole Robin's Nest Interiors Louisville, KY Interior Designer and Decorator

The Inspiration

The feeling we were going for in the Family Room was tailored and textured. In fact, the fabrics we selected were inspired by Men’s Suits with herringbones, pinstripes and plaids. Of course, we had to throw some leather in there, but basil color on the recliner makes quite the statement.


Although there was a lot of natural light, we painted the walls a light color to offset the rich taupe color on the trim. For more texture, we selected slate flooring in the Bar Area and multi-colored carpeting for the TV Area. The Bar Area rivaled the Kitchen with its camel cabinets, dark granite countertops and glass tile backsplash.


A Room For Entertaining

The TV Area was anchored by an 80″ television – this is not a typo – mounted on a wall. This is not your grandparents’ basement…this Family Room was designed for entertaining – whether it’s a party of just four or even more!



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