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Moroccan-Inspired Basement Reveal

Hello, hello! Here I am, popping back on the blog after what feels like a long hiatus, to share with you another completed project - the basement!

If you missed my initial post with the design board and plans, you can read that here. If you DID read that post and have forgotten all about it because it's been ages since I've posted an update (I promise to share more of the project details in subsequent posts!), let me remind you where we started.

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The Before

The basement was pretty much a blank slate: all white walls, medium-tone floating plank flooring, lots of space. But there was no cohesion to the space, no personality, nothing that made you wanna curl up and stay awhile. My vision was to create a moody, bohemian, loungey space where we can gather with friends, host family, and eventually rent out on Airbnb.

The Design Plan & Inspiration

When I told my husband I wanted to redesign the basement, and that I wanted to turn it into a moody lounge, he immediately suggested a Moroccan theme. Being a big fan of Moroccan design, my mind started to swirl with images of jewel toned sofas, draped textiles, shaggy layered rugs, arched doorways and intricate, colorful tile patterns. I knew right away that I wanted to paint the entire space a brownish red color, with teal and gold accents, and that I wanted a statement wallpaper.

Moody Basement Reveal

So, after 4 very busy months filled with painting, assembling, installing and styling - the basement is (95%) complete! This is the largest project I have taken on to-date, and I am so happy with how it turned out. Come along and take a look!

Sources: Rug (similar) | Sofa: FB Marketplace (similar) | Papasan chair (similar) | Moroccan poufs | Turkish hanging lamp | Floor lamp | Curtains | Curtain rods | Wall art

Sources: Wall divider | Media console | Arched wall shelf | Bed blanket | Tapestry: custom by WeAreWater Tie Dye | Pillows: various

Sources: Media console | Basket (similar) | Wallpaper

Sources: Wet bar wallpaper | Sink | Faucet | Salt Lamp | Cabinet paint color: Benjamin Moore Dash of Curry

Before & After

It's hard to believe this is the same space! Take a look at these side-by-side before and after photos.

So there you have it: our warm, cozy, Moroccan-inspired lounge! What's your favorite part?? Let me know in the comments!



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Jul 13, 2023

You did a wonderful job, I love it. Especially the wall color and the rug.


Mar 15, 2023

So beautiful, Sam!!!

Mar 16, 2023
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