Hello hello! Today, I’m here to share our basement living room. I had so much fun dreaming up this record display as well as painting the fireplace by hand. Little projects like this are what truly makes the moving process fulfilling for me. There are so many elements that are both stressful and overwhelming, but these little weekend projects make it fun and satisfying.
Tennessee is super rocky, so homes with true basements are pretty rare. But homes with walkout basements, like this, are pretty common. Our home is built on a hill, which makes for beautiful views of the trees pushing all the way up to our decks. I’ll show you some outside pics at the end.
Anyway! This room makes me smile! You can see our white piano, which was a Facebook Marketplace purchase. This little living space is opposite Jeremy’s recording studio, which is just on the other side of this fireplace and guitar wall.
For this record display, I originally purchased these white shelf mounts from Etsy. But they took a REALLY long time to ship, so I ended up ordering these acrylic versions at the last minute. Both are great—just factor in extra time (like a full month) if you want to order the Etsy ones.
If you or your partner has guitars, I highly recommend mounting them on a wall as decor. This is probably the third or forth time we’ve repeated this exact same look, but it’s so cute and it’s functional too!
Here’s the fireplace that I painted myself with Rumabio masonry paint (in the color “Richmond White” which I discovered via Young House Love). It was pretty satisfying and I listened to so many episodes of The Office Ladies podcast as I painted.
The green sofa is actually “borrowed” from Jeremy’s studio for these photos. But it’s so pretty! It’s from Article and it’s very comfy as well. The rug is from Jonathan Adler and I love it because it reminds me of Westworld (“The maze isn’t for you”). The media console is from West Elm.
The best part of our basement by a mile is the walkout deck, which is covered because it’s located under our upper deck. It’s great to have a shaded spot.
Thanks so much for reading! xx. Elsie