Contemporary Basement Living Area

Designer Sarah Barnard proves basements don't have to be dark and dingy with this fresh, citrus-inspired contemporary living area.
By: Barbara Ballinger

Photo By: Sarah Barnard

Photo By: Sarah Barnard

Photo By: Sarah Barnard

Light, Bright & Airy

Who said a basement had to be boring? Barnard to this space from ho-hum to a stunning living space that easily transitions to an outdoor patio.

Kickback with Family and Friends

A sectional couch makes the space ideal for entertaining.

Business Mixed with (Design) Pleasure

A desk cleverly adjoins the console as an occasional work/computer surface.

Mix-and-Match Decor

Barnard made arrangements interesting and different—antique brass lamp, vintage Japanese sculpture, hand-carved mahogany conch shell from Negril.

Bring the Outdoors Indoors

A cozy patio extends the room to the outdoors.

Outdoor Touches

Exotic plants give the patio area a lush, colorful appeal.

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