The basement has quickly become our favorite hang out spot. The little people basically live down here and never want to come upstairs! The goal was to keep it open but still really functional. We wanted a fun game table as the main focus of the space. Pool seemed too advanced and tricky for the little people, so we went with air hockey and are so happy we did! They are all obsessed already and it has been so fun!! When we were looking, I didn’t really see anything that matched the modern aesthetic throughout the rest of the house. I wanted the table to be able to be used as a regular table to eat on when we weren’t playing. So I showed our cabinet guy my dream and he made it a reality!!
With the basement being our entertainment spot, we also wanted to have easy access to a food prep area too. The addition of a little bar with a mini fridge from Boulevard has been perfect. We can prep movie treats + drinks, as well as have a quick easy clean up spot. As you’ll see we added some open shelving too. This is the only spot in the house with open shelving because it stresses me out to decorate them!! haha! I’m loving how they personalize the space.
I really tried to use accessories in this space to make it feel homey and inviting both to our family and guests we are entertaining. You all know my love of plants, and the life they bring to a room. I really wanted to bring that into the basement to keep it feeling fresh. I love these big planters and the statement they make. To add more of a personal touch, we are planning on hanging big framed pictures of the little people on the blank wall above the planter. Just dealing with the hard decisions of which ones to print!!
It really has turned out to be such a fun space, and now one of our favorites to gather as a family! We can’t wait to host more friends + extended family through the coming years! So I wanna know, whats your favorite room in the house to be with your people?
photos : aubrey taiese