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Swanky Seventies Lower Level Bar

A split-level home was in need of an update for their lower level bar and family room.  The client was looking for hard-wearing surfaces with lots of style and visual impact for this multi-purpose space.  
Lower Level Bar Plan
First, we started with a comfortable, generous, leather sofa that offers ample lounging space with an easy to clean surface for dogs and kids.  
Because this was a mid-century split level home, we injected a funky, swivel burnt orange chair that channels all the 1970s style this home already has to offer.  
With a swivel function, this chair can appreciate the view out the large sliding door, the fireplace or the television.
An easily, moveable ottoman can be used as an extra seat or foot rest, where needed.  
A durable, all vinyl plank floor is impervious to all spills and everything this busy family can throw its way.  
An all wool area rug is soft underfoot, and because wool is a natural fiber, the rug can be cleaned at a far higher temperature than synthetic fibers, allowing more soil and stains to be removed, as needed.  
An adjustable, pharmacy, floor lamp is ideal for adjusting light for reading or task work without obstructing the view to the television or outdoors.  
An ample coffee table is ideal for games, puzzles and game day snacks.  
Pair of slim, storage end tables are ideal for stashing remotes, coasters, and anything else needed close at hand.  
Hammered metal table lamps with light linen shades will flood the space with light and add gorgeous texture.  
The client really wanted an electric fireplace in the space to add warmth and interest to this chilly, lower level space.  

A pair of graphic, bold botanical prints have modern appeal and add a bold scale to the space.  

Mid-century inspired metal pendants add interest and texture above the bar.

This patterned tile will be installed as a graphic backsplash from the top of the countertops to the ceiling on the sink wall.  When a patterned tile is installed like this, it almost becomes a type of hard, durable wallpaper in the space.  

A copper bar sink adds interest and removes any resemblance to this space being merely a "satellite kitchen".  The clients wanted this to distinctly feel like a lounge and bar, and not a secondary kitchen.  

A copper, all-in-one faucet make clean up a snap!

Benjamin Moore Mayonnaise

A fresh, creamy white wall color creates a clean backdrop for artwork and furniture in this new, family space.  

Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal

Painting the cabinetry in this smoky charcoal tone will add depth and interest to the storage elements in the lower level.  

When all the elements combine, the result is a swanky, colorful and personality-filled space that will be enjoyed for years to come....

 

 

 

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