An Instagram Reveal of the Basement #projectgetroomsreadyforkids

An Instagram Reveal of the Basement #projectgetroomsreadyforkids

I have to make this quick…these dudes are coming to do a little filming of my basement today…
…and I still have a bucket list of little finicky things to finish before the cameras arrive.
Before that though, here’s the latest on what’s been done a la the basement.
1. Flowers and my antique mirror got added…
2. My new Stone Textile Pillow came and needed just the right home so I moved the Platner chair that used to live upstairs down and they’re so happy together…
3. I shopped my house for artwork to hang downstairs and love how this old antique oil farm scene works alongside the very simple modern sconces…
4. We hung the TV…now note, the guy at the store promised me me that the frame was brushed/matte black and well, it’s not so will likely be exchanged…
5.  My blue velvet pillow from Studio Tullia arrived…
…and I love love it.
(curtains are handpainted silk from Pillotopia . chevron pillows are from CC Deux Vie]
6. I added some blooms in bedroom…
…because no room would be finished without them.
7. The laundry room got styled…
…and you know me…no space feels done unless there’s some type of bust/porcelain animal in it;)
After introducing this project way back in February and with this horrow show ‘before’ situationHome Depot came to the rescue by supplying and installing (National Installations) all the tile (3×6 white subway for the laundry and bathroom walls from Daltile Corporation and marble mosaic for the bathroom floor by Anatolia Tile) and laminate flooring (from Beaulieu Canada…underlayment from PXL Cross Linked Foam) for the project.  This space literally would NEVER HAVE HAPPENED without them and I am forever grateful.
And speaking of grateful, I also have to give a ginormous shout out to my amazingly talented architect, wjb designs, for giving the bones of this space a new life.  
Of course, my carpenter Allen had a HUGE part in this whole thing too- literally couldn’t have any project work/come to fruition without him…same goes for my painter Peter…love them both to the moon and back.
So with all of that, #projectgetroomsreadyforkids has been re-born and is now officially DONE!
I/we couldn’t be happier with it and now that all is finito, the actual living in it begins…right after some photoshoots happen that is;)
Stay tuned for a non-Instagrammed version of the reveal soon!


  • Pink Flamingo Style
    Posted at 06:54h, 05 November Reply

    Looks fabulous!! That tv console is perfect!!

  • Winnie D
    Posted at 07:33h, 05 November Reply

    I cannot believe this is your basement. I am drooling over that console! So so good!

  • Tiffany Leigh Interior Design
    Posted at 08:53h, 05 November Reply

    I think this is the best looking basement I have ever seen! Congrats on finishing it up and on the shoot! I can’t wait to watch the episode. Steven and Chris are fabulous.

  • Naomi@DesignManifest
    Posted at 09:52h, 05 November Reply

    It’s just stunning Christine. Lucky kids! Good luck today.

  • The Indigo & Co. Inc.
    Posted at 10:01h, 05 November Reply

    Splendid πŸ™‚

  • Hollie Cooper
    Posted at 10:18h, 05 November Reply

    It looks amazing – your basement looks better than most peoples main floors! Good Luck today although I ‘m not sure your really need it!

  • Dominique DeLaney
    Posted at 10:48h, 05 November Reply

    SO so gorgeous…I can’t wait to see the full reveal! Another beautiful job!

  • black rooster decor
    Posted at 10:58h, 05 November Reply

    Drool… all of it is amazing.

  • Amber B (Simple Dwellings)
    Posted at 14:37h, 05 November Reply

    Amazing, Christine! Have so much fun today! The reveal is stunning. What lucky kiddos! πŸ™‚

  • Jessie
    Posted at 02:39h, 06 November Reply

    Congratulations! Your base is gorgeous and I love everything you picked. Looking forward to see the full reveal!


  • wjbdesigns
    Posted at 11:38h, 06 November Reply

    Congratulations Christine – the space looks awesome. Proud to have had a small hand it the design. Thanks for the shout-out πŸ™‚

  • my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you
    Posted at 13:20h, 06 November Reply

    fantastic. i saw all this business on pinterest and was touching myself every step of the way.

    quick question though…
    i am confused. what is your old house and what is your new house?

  • Catherine Hrbac
    Posted at 15:11h, 06 November Reply

    Love the bust for the necklaces!! It’s such a cute idea πŸ™‚


  • erin williamson
    Posted at 15:27h, 06 November Reply

    That is one hot sexy basement!

  • Debbie Lamey-MacDonald
    Posted at 19:28h, 06 November Reply

    Congratulations Christine on creating a beautiful space! As a visual artist, I am loving the antique oil painting–so nice that you mixed it with this glamorous space! Hope you get to kick up your feet and enjoy your space after your charming visitors leave. πŸ˜€

  • Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms
    Posted at 11:53h, 07 November Reply

    lovely! Your home is developing a little more edginess, I like the contrast with all that pretty! Looking forward to the reveal – x

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