This was a dark, dingy basement. In 2016, I got the chance to lighten and spiff up the offices and a conference room for Downtown Cornerstone Church. I wasn’t able to capture before photos but here’s how it turned out.
This was done on a budget, so you’ll see lots of IKEA but I love it for that. Best value for style and cost.
Biggest challenge: finding cool, affordable rugs. If you can avoid it, don’t spare any expense for a good one because it’ll show.
Rugs—IKEA, Rugs USA, Safavieh
I didn’t get to add small design touches that would’ve helped make these spaces feel warm and finished but they came a long way from where they started and I’m happy with that.